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Re: A New Future for Thunderbird

On 12/15/2017 5:47 AM, Desiree wrote:
On 12/14/2017 5:46 AM, Tanstaafl wrote:
On 12/14/2017, 5:24:28 AM, Desiree <melelina@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Thunderbird in versions 45 and 52.5 is horrible.

Actually, latest versions are pretty great, and getting better all the time.

I can barely use it as my screen does not paint correctly and I get
many black screens.
So, you have some kind of hardware problem on your computer? How is that
Thunderbird's fault?

I upgraded from TB 24.7 that worked great with no problems. TB 52.5
has nothing of importance that was not in 24.7

Ummm... try lots and LOTS of of security AND bugfixes. The composer is
much better now, for one.

and the latter worked great while the latest version is a huge mess
Again, your description of 'huge mess' above seems to be more indicative
of a computer problem on your end, not something endemic to Thunderbird

I don't have a hardware problem.  Everything works fine except TB 45 and 52. TB worked fine on 24.7.  I only upgraded about a month ago and I should not have.  There is nothing in the latest versions that are useful to me that is not in 24.7.  (And there is an unneeded calendar now that I have to remove).

I suspect a conflict between Windowblinds and the current versions of TB.

Yes, windowblinds cause problems for other TB users.e.g. https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1176464#c10

I require Windowblinds since I don't have Windows 7 where it would
not be necessary but is necessary on Windows 8 and 10. There is negative history between Mozilla products and Windowblinds.  The "culprit" is most likely Microsoft and the changes they made starting with Windows 8 that give gray font everywhere (which is way too tiring on the eyes) instead of black necessitating Windowblinds so I can use Verdana Bold everywhere which on Windows 8 doesn't bold but gives me normal (on all OSes prior to Windows 8) black font and allows me to choose the font for Windows as I always could within Windows before Windows 8.  Now to do it in Windows 8 or 10 you must use a third party product.

I rarely use Composer.  I have TB to register at forums, receive email from websites and to use newsgroups.  I don't do personal email because I can't be sure the recipient is not using Gmail since many deliberately obscure that fact (as they know persons who care about privacy will not allow Gmail).

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