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Old 02-19-2020, 05:35 PM   #16
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It'll (the information posted above) still be here when you get back... including most of us, hopefully. Just holler if you need more assistance once you get things settled down a bit in your life so that you can tweak/fix this stuff.

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Old 02-19-2020, 11:50 PM   #17
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Thunderbird is hardly usable nowadays. No colours, font and text size changing at random, often while typing, preferences having to be reset every day. It's just not worth it.
Wow. I can't say I've heard of anyone having that kind of trouble with T-bird before. I don't use a lot of odd plugins -- only "Lightning" and "Send Later" -- and don't have any troubles but I have changed a fair amount of the standard settings. Setting font sizes through me for a while -- application fonts set at the desktop level, composition fonts set within T-bird -- but I haven't had colors change on me suddenly.

What you're experiencing reminds me of a problem I encountered some years ago when a Linux upgrade included a KDE upgrade that had big problems using the previous version's config files---I re-setup my desktop customizations from scratch.

If settings aren't being saved, I wonder if some "chmod" command went awry and has protected a T-bird config file you should have write access to.

My only beef with T-bird was the decision a while back to disallow one from tinkering with the locale to display the "Date" columns of the folders using ISO8601 date/timestamps. (Not serious enough to make me want to switch. I'm hopeful that the development team will come to their senses one day.)

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Can anyone suggest a more user-friendly alternative that's compatible with Ubuntu 18.04?
I can't think of any that would not be compatible with Ubuntu.
 
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Old 02-21-2020, 12:47 PM   #18
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Thanks Eric.

Had a look at the "new" place today, and I can move in any time within the next couple of weeks, but there's a lot to do (packing, moving, getting rid of stuff), and I don't know how long it's going to take to get my internet subscription (is that the right word?) transferred to the new address.

I'll certainly be back once everything is settled, and I'm thankful to the people who have contributed to this thread.
 
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Old 02-21-2020, 05:31 PM   #19
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Moving sucks. I own a truck, so I get "volunteered" to move family, friends, girlfriends, etc. all the time.
 
Old 02-22-2020, 06:03 AM   #20
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Love TBird.
Only issue I had with it was migrating email addresses to TBird from MS Outlook using a CSV file.
It didn't end well but that was probably my fault.
 
Old 02-24-2020, 04:14 PM   #21
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W(...) Setting font sizes through me for a while -- application fonts set at the desktop level, composition fonts set within T-bird
Have the same problems with T-bird. I use a 14" laptop and the text size is very small, next to unusable. If I go to Preferences > Preferences > Display > Formatting I should be able to set the default font, but whatever I do here, nothing happens! I use all-standard Ubuntu with Gnome 3. I am now on the brink of ditching Thunderbird for webmail - which I rather not do because I do love the added value of a true e-mail client

Never mind, you already put me on the right track for the solution. I installed gnome-tweak-tools and increased the text scaling factor from 1.0 to 1.25 and that makes all the difference

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