Re: A New Future for Thunderbird
- Date: Fri, 22 Dec 2017 14:12:30 -0500
- From: Big Al <BigAl@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: A New Future for Thunderbird
On 12/22/2017 01:46 PM, The Real Bev wrote:
Some of your complaints can be fixed. There are quite a few
userChrome.css mods that have been floating around that radically change
57. One of the major complaints were the square tabs.
On 12/22/2017 08:54 AM, WaltS48 wrote:
On 12/22/17 11:23 AM, The Real Bev wrote:
On 12/22/2017 07:30 AM, Mr. Man-wai Chang wrote:
On 13/12/2017 12:23 AM, WaltS48 wrote:
Thought I would share this blog post by the new Community Manager for
Thunderbird. I found it in the TB meeting notes from Nov. 14th, and
don't recall seeing it anywhere.
Didn't even mention usenet. Asshole.
Setting Followup-To: m.general
Keep copies of old versions of Thunderbird and add-ons you are
:-) +1 etc.
Sticking on 38. Not planning on changing.
Well, Thanks to everyone for being critical instead of happy that the
application has a future.
Not my problem unless something somehow deletes all older versions from
That post didn't show up in Planet Mozilla or Planet Thunderbird, which
I am sure you are all subscribed to in your Thunderbird Blogs & News
Feeds account. So I thought I would share it.
I'm sure you all saw the latest Thunderbird Blog post, dated 12/19/17 in
your Blogs & News Feeds - Planet Mozilla Projects feed.
Anyway, enjoy the security vulnerabilities you are exposed to, including
the "Mailsploit" vulnerability fixed in 52.5.2 released yesterday.
I use TB because I've used it since 1994 and I like the way it looks
(thanks to my tweaks) and works. With each update I lost something, and
enough is enough. To the best of my knowledge I haven't been exploited
by evildoers, and that seems to be the only reason to upgrade.
I installed FF 57 and can't get rid of the tabs across the top, a MAJOR
annoyance when I already have tree style tabs installed. I can't have a
nice big RELOAD button, but have to aim at a tiny icon. I want bold
fonts for a number of things, and I can't have that. I want a strip of
bookmarks down the left side of the screen IN BOLD TYPE and I can't have
that. I want certain tabs to be protected or locked (example: I want
to open a lot of tabs from Drudge before I read them all at once -- now
I have to middle-click, which I don't like doing) and I can't have that.
I don't want to switch to the new tab that I just opened until I WANT
to switch, and I can't have that. Etc.
I don't like having to readjust what I do every damn time an upgrade
happens. Does anybody? Tweaks are becoming less and less possible, and
the UI in general is headed in a direction I don't like. I really LIKED
the way Netscape .9 looked, but I can't have that either.
I use 57 for what I have to because 52ESR won't do some things, but 57
won't do some stuff either and I have to use Chrome, which I despise. To
the extent that FF is turning into Chrome, I despise it too.
I've take the mods and tweaked them for my personal use and have made
larger icons, fonts and moved the tabs below the URL bar. I can't or
have no need to remove tabs, I don't use the sidebar of any sort. But
there are ways to improve 57. I kinda like what I've wound up with.
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