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walkerpbus

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Post Posted October 24th, 2017, 10:26 am

The subject says it all. I've done this so few times, I can't remember how. Thunderbird now hangs with [url]chrome://calendar/content/widgets/calendar-list-tree.xml:3[/url] which I've searched the whole PC for & is not here since I've uninstalled Chrome for too many ads.
Win 10 Pro on my originally Dell Optiplex System 7 desktop, but now 32-bit latest Windows 10. Usually latest or latest-1 Thunderbird on all machines. Would like soon to buy a new laptop if my finances permit.

tanstaafl
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Post Posted October 24th, 2017, 11:00 am

Start Thunderbird in safe mode by holding down the shift key when you double click on the Thunderbird shortcut. That will temporarily disable all add-ons, giving you a chance to delete some using tools -> add-ons.

"In a browser, the chrome is any visible aspect of a browser aside from the webpages themselves (e.g., toolbars, menu bar, tabs). This is not to be confused with the Google Chrome browser". I suspect the Lightning add-on is the culprit as it would want to add a calendar widget. See http://kb.mozillazine.org/Chrome_URLs

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Post Posted October 24th, 2017, 12:05 pm

tanstaafl wrote:Start Thunderbird in safe mode by holding down the shift key when you double click on the Thunderbird shortcut. That will temporarily disable all add-ons, giving you a chance to delete some using tools -> add-ons.

"In a browser, the chrome is any visible aspect of a browser aside from the webpages themselves (e.g., toolbars, menu bar, tabs). This is not to be confused with the Google Chrome browser". I suspect the Lightning add-on is the culprit as it would want to add a calendar widget. See <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://kb.mozillazine.org/Chrome_URLs">http://kb.mozillazine.org/Chrome_URLs</a><!-- m -->
Thanks much It's OK
Win 10 Pro on my originally Dell Optiplex System 7 desktop, but now 32-bit latest Windows 10. Usually latest or latest-1 Thunderbird on all machines. Would like soon to buy a new laptop if my finances permit.

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