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Thread: Now I'm beginning to hate Thunderbird

  1. #1
    zxcvbob Guest

    Default Now I'm beginning to hate Thunderbird

    I just got a new workstation, and it has Windows7(64) installed. So I'm
    setting everything up, and I installed the latest version of Thunderbird
    for a newsreader, and it looks totally different than what I'm used to.
    OK, I can get used to the new layout. I sent a message to r.f.p, and
    it didn't break the lines at 72 characters. I went into the "options"
    and that setting is gone. I uninstalled that version and went to
    oldapps.com and found the oldest versions that will run on 64-bit
    windows. 6.01 and 3.1.something. Neither one has the line break
    setting. As I'm typing this it's acting like it will break the lines, I
    guess we'll see...

    (Also they screwed up the message search box.)

    Grumblegrumblegrumble,
    Bob

  2. #2
    sf Guest

    Default Re: Now I'm beginning to hate Thunderbird

    On Wed, 19 Sep 2012 16:21:52 -0500, zxcvbob <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    > I just got a new workstation, and it has Windows7(64) installed. So I'm
    > setting everything up, and I installed the latest version of Thunderbird
    > for a newsreader, and it looks totally different than what I'm used to.
    > OK, I can get used to the new layout. I sent a message to r.f.p, and
    > it didn't break the lines at 72 characters. I went into the "options"
    > and that setting is gone. I uninstalled that version and went to
    > oldapps.com and found the oldest versions that will run on 64-bit
    > windows. 6.01 and 3.1.something. Neither one has the line break
    > setting. As I'm typing this it's acting like it will break the lines, I
    > guess we'll see...
    >
    > (Also they screwed up the message search box.)
    >

    What did you do to make the line breaks? Spread the word, because
    it's annoying to have to do a "return" just to read a post that
    consists of one unbroken line.

    --
    Food is an important part of a balanced diet.

  3. #3
    Sqwertz Guest

    Default Re: Now I'm beginning to hate Thunderbird

    On Wed, 19 Sep 2012 16:21:52 -0500, zxcvbob wrote:

    > I just got a new workstation, and it has Windows7(64) installed. So I'm
    > setting everything up, and I installed the latest version of Thunderbird
    > for a newsreader, and it looks totally different than what I'm used to.
    > OK, I can get used to the new layout. I sent a message to r.f.p, and
    > it didn't break the lines at 72 characters. I went into the "options"
    > and that setting is gone. I uninstalled that version and went to
    > oldapps.com and found the oldest versions that will run on 64-bit
    > windows. 6.01 and 3.1.something. Neither one has the line break
    > setting. As I'm typing this it's acting like it will break the lines, I
    > guess we'll see...


    Starting about 2-3 years ago you don't see the line breaks anymore,
    but it will add them as you sent it. It also wraps URL's when you
    compose, but keeps them in tact when they're sent.

    There are still about:config settings that change all this behavior
    that may not be evident in the Settings/Config GUI dialogs. And
    they're not hard to find with a Google search. Always use mozbackup
    to save your settings and move them to each new installation of
    Thunderbird and Firefox.

    -sw

  4. #4
    Nunya Bidnits Guest

    Default Re: Now I'm beginning to hate Thunderbird

    Sqwertz <[email protected]> wrote:
    > On Wed, 19 Sep 2012 16:21:52 -0500, zxcvbob wrote:
    >
    >> I just got a new workstation, and it has Windows7(64) installed. So
    >> I'm setting everything up, and I installed the latest version of
    >> Thunderbird for a newsreader, and it looks totally different than
    >> what I'm used to. OK, I can get used to the new layout. I sent a
    >> message to r.f.p, and it didn't break the lines at 72 characters. I
    >> went into the "options" and that setting is gone. I uninstalled
    >> that version and went to oldapps.com and found the oldest versions
    >> that will run on 64-bit windows. 6.01 and 3.1.something. Neither
    >> one has the line break setting. As I'm typing this it's acting like
    >> it will break the lines, I guess we'll see...

    >
    > Starting about 2-3 years ago you don't see the line breaks anymore,
    > but it will add them as you sent it. It also wraps URL's when you
    > compose, but keeps them in tact when they're sent.
    >
    > There are still about:config settings that change all this behavior
    > that may not be evident in the Settings/Config GUI dialogs. And
    > they're not hard to find with a Google search. Always use mozbackup
    > to save your settings and move them to each new installation of
    > Thunderbird and Firefox.
    >
    > -sw


    Where do you find mozbackup? Is it an add-on?



  5. #5
    Sqwertz Guest

    Default Re: Now I'm beginning to hate Thunderbird

    On Wed, 19 Sep 2012 20:59:43 -0500, Nunya Bidnits wrote:

    > Where do you find mozbackup? Is it an add-on?


    It's a standalone program that backs up all your Mozilla-based
    software profiles/settings.

    Whatever you do, do NOT Google it!

    -sw

  6. #6
    Nunya Bidnits Guest

    Default Re: Now I'm beginning to hate Thunderbird

    Sqwertz <[email protected]> wrote:
    > On Wed, 19 Sep 2012 20:59:43 -0500, Nunya Bidnits wrote:
    >
    >> Where do you find mozbackup? Is it an add-on?

    >
    > It's a standalone program that backs up all your Mozilla-based
    > software profiles/settings.
    >
    > Whatever you do, do NOT Google it!
    >
    > -sw


    I didn't!



  7. #7
    Cheryl Guest

    Default Re: Now I'm beginning to hate Thunderbird

    On 9/19/2012 9:59 PM, Nunya Bidnits wrote:
    > Sqwertz <[email protected]> wrote:
    >> On Wed, 19 Sep 2012 16:21:52 -0500, zxcvbob wrote:
    >>
    >>> I just got a new workstation, and it has Windows7(64) installed. So
    >>> I'm setting everything up, and I installed the latest version of
    >>> Thunderbird for a newsreader, and it looks totally different than
    >>> what I'm used to. OK, I can get used to the new layout. I sent a
    >>> message to r.f.p, and it didn't break the lines at 72 characters. I
    >>> went into the "options" and that setting is gone. I uninstalled
    >>> that version and went to oldapps.com and found the oldest versions
    >>> that will run on 64-bit windows. 6.01 and 3.1.something. Neither
    >>> one has the line break setting. As I'm typing this it's acting like
    >>> it will break the lines, I guess we'll see...

    >>
    >> Starting about 2-3 years ago you don't see the line breaks anymore,
    >> but it will add them as you sent it. It also wraps URL's when you
    >> compose, but keeps them in tact when they're sent.
    >>
    >> There are still about:config settings that change all this behavior
    >> that may not be evident in the Settings/Config GUI dialogs. And
    >> they're not hard to find with a Google search. Always use mozbackup
    >> to save your settings and move them to each new installation of
    >> Thunderbird and Firefox.
    >>
    >> -sw

    >
    > Where do you find mozbackup? Is it an add-on?
    >
    >

    I wish I had that if it saves threads that I've already read or marked
    read. A couple of days ago all threads from weeks ago to now came back
    as unread. I don't blame tbird but I blame usenet-news. I won't be
    replying to many older posts or even newer ones if the threads continue
    to come back unread. I hope I can at least find what I've posted so I
    don't double post.


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