User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Ubuntu Chromium/51.0.2704.79 Chrome/51.0.2704.79 Safari/537.36 Steps to reproduce: Thunderbird 45.2.0 running on Linux Mint 17 Qiana (based on Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS, Trusty Tahr). Select a received message in the Inbox list. Then select Reply-To, Forward or Write (for new msg). Actual results: The message 'Write' window opens, but on clicking the text pane, no cursor appears and typed text is not displayed. Furthermore, when I type 's', I see the star selection for the selected message in the Inbox list toggles, typing 'a' archives the selected message. (This had lead me to believe I had lost messages which in fact had been archived). Anyhow - it is clear the parent window has focus, and not the composition window. This has only recently started happening, presumably due to a thunderbird version update. It does not occur every time, usually after 2 or so mails have bee written and sent. Only know workaround is to quit and re-start thunderbird, which I'm needing to do after every 2-3 mails sent now. Expected results: Focus in Write window & ability to write a mail!
2 more snippets of info: - when in the state described, it IS possible to click on unused recipient row (CC / BCC etc) in the composition window and a text entry field appears in white. So there is some degree of focus. But it is then not possible to get a cursor or type. - I just noted I was able to click on a different folder and back in the parent window - which seemed to 'fix' the issue - which is a better workaround.
Severity: normal → major
OS: Unspecified → Linux
Priority: -- → P2
Hardware: Unspecified → x86_64
Correction: On several repeats, the last workaround did not work.
does it also happen in safe mode?
Priority: P2 → --
I've reduced my extensions to the minimum I need for work: enigmail, lightning, provider for google. All plugins are disabled. With that config I do see the issue recurring. In the short period I ran in --safe-mode I did not see it - but this is not conclusive - since it was a short period ...
sounds vaguely like an enigmail issue. do you also see the problem when running beta from http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/thunderbird/channel/ ?
Summary: No focus in message composition window → No focus in message composition window. Focus is in main window
The next piece of info I have is that I *have* seen the issue running in 'normal' (ie not safe) mode, but with *all* plugins and add-ons disabled! Will try the beta next.
The beta is looking good. No issues in almost a week with all extensions on.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: a year ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
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