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Post Posted September 24th, 2019, 6:15 am

Dan,

I understand, yes.

Firefox is set as my default browser - the check mark is there - it is also set as my Windows default. FF is my only browser.

Why does all this work in 60.XX, not in 68.xx?

That is my issue.

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Post Posted September 24th, 2019, 6:28 am

It could be a factor of security software. Some get confused and don't recognize a newer version of Firefox as the same authorized application as the older version. What anti-virus/security software are you running?

I don't use Lightning but I have seen zero issues running version 68.1.0 under Windows 10.

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Post Posted September 24th, 2019, 6:57 am

No real-time A/V, just Voodoo Shield, and Sandboxie, but I don't sandbox Thunderbird, just FF.

No problems with Portable 68.1, as I said, just "local" Thunderbird.

As an aside, I fear the rapid releases of Firefox which is coming, hoping TBird doesn't follow suit.

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Post Posted September 24th, 2019, 7:12 am

You might try launching to Windows Safe Mode, so Voodoo Shield is temporarily disabled, to see if that makes any difference with the problem.

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Post Posted September 24th, 2019, 7:24 am

Thanks...

I already did after an email exchange with the VS developer, who by the way is a really responsive person. I emailed him after my issues with 68 to see if there might be a conflict.

As an aside, do you use another calendar, like Google?

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Post Posted September 24th, 2019, 7:31 am

Yes, I'm using a Google calendar and the Provider extension.

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Post Posted September 24th, 2019, 7:34 am

Thanks. I may try Google Calendar again - tried it some time ago.

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Post Posted September 25th, 2019, 11:46 am

Dan,

One final question: best way to downgrade Thunderbird if I do decide?

Thanks.

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Post Posted September 25th, 2019, 12:33 pm

I'd suggest installing to a new a separate directory and create a new profile, then transfer the mail directories to the new profile from the old.

http://kb.mozillazine.org/Transferring_ ... hunderbird
For a concise, less detailed version of the process, see this thread --
viewtopic.php?f=28&t=1421375&p=7251375#p7251375

For an alternative approach, see tanstaafl's posts in this thread -- viewtopic.php?f=39&t=2942915&p=14209121#p14209121

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Post Posted September 25th, 2019, 12:48 pm

Dan, thanks.

BTW, how much longer is the site going to be live before it goes to a static host?

What do we do when this goes away?

With the rapid release of FF coming, this is going to potentially create a huge mess.

Is the Thunderbird team also going to take this approach?

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Post Posted September 25th, 2019, 12:52 pm

BTW, how much longer is the site going to be live before it goes to a static host?

We haven't been told.

What do we do when this goes away?

Everyone will have to figure out what's best for them.

Is the Thunderbird team also going to take this approach?

Don't know but it's not necessary that they do so. Unless the changes to Firefox in each release would break existing uses of the code in Thunderbird, they could go on their own release schedule.

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Post Posted September 25th, 2019, 1:02 pm

Thank you...

All the moderators, and generally the community at large, are very knowledgeable - been here a long time for that reason.

I guess as long as the information is still available, that's a start.

I never found the Mozilla community site remotely knowledgeable, as an alternative, with minor exception - I know some of them are here, as well.

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Post Posted September 26th, 2019, 2:44 pm

Dan,

Quick update...

1. Updated to 68.1.1, another new profile (second since 68.0), this was worse - no matter what I did, the calendar would not load - removed it, downloaded the current version, installed, and nothing, rinse, repeat a few times.

I was also surprised by the number of fixes in 68.1.1, so you have to wonder.

So, I've downloaded 60.9, all is well.

2. Updated Portable to 68.1.1, no issues whatsoever.

I am at a loss. ](*,)

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Post Posted September 26th, 2019, 4:14 pm

The portable and standard versions of Thunderbird are identical, except for the installation process and the way that the profile is stored within the overall directory structure of the portable version rather than in a separate directory location with the standard version. The functionality of the two versions is the same.

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Post Posted September 26th, 2019, 4:25 pm

I understand they are identical and where the profiles are located, but why the different behavior after updating?

That is the mystery to me...

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