Redraw problem when writing emails in newer Thunderbird (verified >= 1.0.2) on Mac OSX



13 years ago
11 years ago


(Reporter: Mikael Hallendal, Assigned: Scott MacGregor)


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13 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X; sv-se) AppleWebKit/412 (KHTML, like Gecko) Safari/412
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I updated Thunderbird to a newer release (got 1.0.2) and when writing mails and pressing backspace it 
sometimes doesn't redraw properly making it impossible to see what you write.

This bug is in a state where I can't currently use Thunderbird for my daily mail use on Mac OS X. It has 
been verified by me on Tiger and a coworker on Panther.

Reproducible: Sometimes

Comment 1

13 years ago
Created attachment 183139 [details]
Showing the issue in a screenshot

Screenshot showing the issue.

Comment 2

13 years ago
Found an older version (0.9) of Mozilla Thunderbird and this also had the same problem so it might be 
some update in the Mac OS X layer.

Comment 3

13 years ago
Created attachment 183735 [details]
Another screenshot showing the issue

I'm seeing this too.

However, only on one of my Tiger installs.  The one showing the problem has
been my development environment for a long time - unfortunately I can't wipe my
user environment and start over.

It would sure be nice to figure this out - as it now prevents me from using
either FireFox or ThunderBird on a normal basis.

Comment 4

13 years ago
I figured out what was causing this, at least for me.

For some reason, I had a full copy of /System/Library/{FontCollections,Fonts} in

I did the following:

cd ~/Library
tar cf ~/LibraryUserFonts.tar FontCollections Fonts
rm -rf FontCollections/*
rm -rf Fonts/*

log out of desktop

log in

Everything's now fine.
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Comment 6

13 years ago
I guess then mscott if you could change it to confirmed since it has indeed been
confirmed by a second user.
QA Contact: general
It's a WFM for Thunderbird on Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard.
Last Resolved: 11 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
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