Display settings change when using Thunderbird



13 years ago
10 years ago


(Reporter: Trevor Russell, Unassigned)


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(Whiteboard: closeme 2008-09-11)



13 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.12) Gecko/20050915 Firefox/1.0.7
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.12) Gecko/20050915 Firefox/1.0.7

My display is set to 800x600 and works for all programs. However when opening Thunderbird it changes to 640x480 and therefore part of the page cannot be displayed including the APPLY and OK buttons where they apply. When I close Thunderbird and open say Internet Explorer the 800x600 applies. Thunderbird is my default browser and I find it much better than IE, and have recommended it to several friends. In Tools, Display, "Wrap taxt to fit window width" is ticked. Many thanks. 

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:

Actual Results:  
as described

Expected Results:  

The display should stay at 800x600

Comment 1

13 years ago
Email from reporter:

My apologies. My earlier bug report referred to Thunderbird. This was wrong. It is the Mozilla Browser which jumps to a different display setting when you open this program. When you open Thunderbird, the display setting does not change. Both programs work quite OK, it is only the change in the Browser display setting which is causing the trouble. Sorry for my error. Many thanks again  Trevor Russell.

Trevor, is it the Mozilla browser or firefox that you are speaking about.  sorry for the confusion. :)

Comment 2

13 years ago
Related to/duplicate of Suite bug 328949?

Comment 3

12 years ago
P Darby:  Whenever I open Thunderbird in my XP-Home version, the screen appearnace drops from Highest resoltion (32 bits) to Lowest (8 bits). Very annoying, I have to go back and redo the settings in the Control Panel/Display. Also, my Thunderbird has switched ffrom liquid look to a more square, hard edge design display. I don't know where that comes from either.


10 years ago
Assignee: mscott → nobody
Reporter, does the issue still occur in the latest supported 2.0.0.x / Shredder trunk nightlies?

(1.5.0.x is now end-of-life and the latest supported 2.0.0.x is version
Whiteboard: closeme 2008-09-11
RESO INCO per lack of response to question in last comment. If you feel this change was made in error, please respond to this bug with your reasons why.
Last Resolved: 10 years ago
Resolution: --- → INCOMPLETE
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