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Old 05-12-2017, 03:25 AM   #1
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Lightning missing from Thunderbird-52.1.0


Running Slack64-current with AlienBob's KDE5. Recently built Thunderbird-52.1.0 (using official SlackBuild) and nowhere in Thunderbird can I find a reference to lightning. It has always been there in the past. I've searched high and low. It's supposed to have been build in since version 38. Have tried installing the .xpi file manually and it always says it is corrupted. Went to add-on section to install it and it says that download failed. Found an article that says /usr/lib64/thunderbird-52.1.0/distribution/extensions/{e2fda1a4-762b-4020-b5ad-a41df1933103} needs to be in the .thunderbird/xxxxxx.default/extensions folder. Still doesn't work. Does anyone have Lightnong working in Thunderbird-52.1.0??? What am I missing?? Thanks in advance.
 
Old 05-12-2017, 11:55 AM   #2
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Running Slack64-current with AlienBob's KDE5. Recently built Thunderbird-52.1.0 (using official SlackBuild) and nowhere in Thunderbird can I find a reference to lightning. It has always been there in the past. I've searched high and low. It's supposed to have been build in since version 38. Have tried installing the .xpi file manually and it always says it is corrupted. Went to add-on section to install it and it says that download failed. Found an article that says /usr/lib64/thunderbird-52.1.0/distribution/extensions/{e2fda1a4-762b-4020-b5ad-a41df1933103} needs to be in the .thunderbird/xxxxxx.default/extensions folder. Still doesn't work. Does anyone have Lightnong working in Thunderbird-52.1.0??? What am I missing?? Thanks in advance.
Since version 38 you do NOT need the add-on. The functionality is built in and does not require OR ALLOW the old plug-in.
 
Old 05-13-2017, 12:58 AM   #3
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Yes. I read that too on their web page. However Lightning is still missing from my build of Thunderbird. There is simply no menu item, anywhere, that mentions Lightning. I uninstalled my version and installed the build from the Slackware site. No Lightning.
 
Old 05-13-2017, 01:56 AM   #4
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Can't check on Slackware, but my Thunderbird doesn't mention Lightning, either. There's just a link to Calendar on the Events and Tasks menu. That opens a tab with the Calendar on it. Version 52.1.0

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Old 05-13-2017, 05:39 AM   #5
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Thanks for the info. My Thunderbird doesn't have an Events and Tasks menu at all. Will have to go examine the build parameters again.
 
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Thanks for the info. My Thunderbird doesn't have an Events and Tasks menu at all. Will have to go examine the build parameters again.
Are you sure? They should be on the top right side just under the min,max,close symbols.
 
Old 05-13-2017, 07:32 PM   #7
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Thanks for the info. My Thunderbird doesn't have an Events and Tasks menu at all. Will have to go examine the build parameters again.
Try Ctrl->Shift->C Works for me on CentOS.

Sean

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Old 05-14-2017, 02:29 AM   #8
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Thanks for the suggestions but still no joy. I did some more searching and found a post concerning a much older version of T-Bird. That was referring to values set in the prefs.js file under xxx.Default. Then I noticed that under /usr/lib64/Thunderbird-52.1.0 there is an extensions directory with a .xpi file. The number preceding the .xpi is a long one in curly braces. I copied this .xpi to the extensions folder and in prefs.js changed all the entries in curly braces pertaining to calendar to correspond to the number of the .xpi file I had copied just before to extensions. restarted T-Bird and still no joy. Running out of things to try.
 
Old 05-14-2017, 07:27 AM   #9
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Finally got it sorted. Not an elegant solution but it worked. Figured it must have been something carried over from a profile I have been using for years. Removed t-bird with slackpkg, install a new copy and started it to create a new profile. Then copied everything from old.Default to new.Default except for any file or folder beginning with "extension" as new ones were already present in the new profile. Started t-bird and everything works. Did have to re-enter some dates but not big deal.

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