User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.1; en-US; rv:220.127.116.11) Gecko/20111212 Firefox/3.6.25 Build ID: 20111212142243 Steps to reproduce: New install Actual results: Sizing handle moved from right side to left side of status bar. I took a stab at moving to 9.0.1 and after installing several updates along with lightning-1.1.1-tb+sm-windows.xpi, finally got it working only to find out that one of the addons would not work because TB 9.0.1 moved the sizing handle (the little triangle) from the right side to the left and removed the icon for "Theme Font & Size Changer 3.2". The "Unread: x" and "Total: x" is still visible on the status bar, but that is all and I can resize the window using the triangle. My PC is running Win7-64. The major problem I am finding is that Mozilla leaves many, many files on the machine when uninstalling causing problems with a new install. I have tried switching back and forth several times installing 3.04 (the version I have saved locally) and TB 9 but it just goes back loads the same configuration and the problems remain. I do not remember exactly when this issue came about because of new installs on just about ever addon. And I also install a new theme - glowygreen_thunder-8.0.06-tb.xpi - and it may have created the issue. At any rate I have no way of recreating the problem because of the files that are left after an uninstall. I used the same theme on 3.04 and it did not affect the status bar and the icon is visible. Expected results: Sizing handle should have remained on the right side.
The resize handle is on the right even in TB12 on Win XP. Try to attach a screnshot of what you see. Also, try without any addons/themes, try running Tb in safe mode (Help->Restart with addons disabled).
Right now I cannot express how displeased I am with Mozilla in its' all.
If you want to remove the configuration of Mozilla programs (which other people don't want), you need to delete your profile. See these links for info on files you may want to preserve: http://kb.mozillazine.org/Profile_Manager http://kb.mozillazine.org/Transferring_data_to_a_new_profile_-_Firefox
Mozilla's uninstall is lacking in many ways. Deleting the profile is far from enough. There are more than 20 entries in the registry and more than 50 in Win7 that have to be found manually and removed. The problem is so bad that I had TB starting 4 times when it opened. Mozilla use to be a good product, it has since desirable itself to undesirable. The proof should be evident to them since that have made some many version changes - the idea is to get something working then upgrade it; so far this has not happened - TB has never worked.
Roger did starting without addons helped ?
I don't know what the problem "was" but after several hours of work, I have finally got TB 9 working. I did try removing addons, but that did not seem to work. The problem seem to appear after adding this, but I am not sure: glowygreen_thunder-8.0.06-tb.xpi. The added problem was the Lightning 1.1.1 would not work with TB9 - it did not show any text or snooze options; currently it does. I know you have abandoned 3.1.17, but the last time I installed it (during this problem) it move some of the folders to the top of the account pane and the account name below them. Currently I am going to try and finish getting 9 working and if it does, DO NOT SEND ME ANY MORE INFO ON UPGRADES other than security. I have been using this program for several years and I am really in a ditch with it now. The main problem (and it is all over the internet) started with Lightning placing calendars into a "Read Only" mode on its' own. Sorry about the frustration, but it is irritating.
(In reply to Roger Wray from comment #6) > I know you have abandoned 3.1.17, but the last time I installed it (during > this problem) it move some of the folders to the top of the account pane and > the account name below them. 3.1.x is not completely abandoned, it still gets security updates. > Currently I am going to try and finish getting > 9 working and if it does, DO NOT SEND ME ANY MORE INFO ON UPGRADES other > than security. Then you would need to stay on 3.1 or jump on the ESR releases that address exactly this use case. Usul will know if ESR is planned for Thunderbird too. > Sorry about the frustration, but it is irritating. We understand that and try to help you.
What is "ESR"?
https://wiki.mozilla.org/Enterprise/Firefox/ExtendedSupport:Proposal A branch designed to stable for about a year (instead of currently 6 weeks) only getting security updates.
I would like to make a suggestion if I could: There should be some kind of "zoom" setting for the message pane like FF has. I have a 1080p display and everything is small on it.
And isn't there one? There is the same one in View->Zoom and also Ctrl-+ .
oops, thanks, senior moment...
Found the answer finally. I did some forcing and had installed personas which created the problem with the sizing handle. My fault... sure wished personas were enabled again. My issue is that I installed theme and it is messing with Lightning's "Edit Event" toolbar background color and I was attempting to fix the issue. If you know where this color is located, I would appreciate it.