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  • Automatic Thunderbird upgrade to version 78.x has started

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    Home Forums AskWoody support Questions: Browsers and desktop software Automatic Thunderbird upgrade to version 78.x has started

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      • #2296646
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        Users of the desktop email client Thunderbird who are still running version 68.x of the program will be upgraded to Thunderbird 78.2.2 automatically. The development team of the email client put an update blocker in place to prevent automatic upgrades from Thunderbird 68.x to Thunderbird 78 after the initial release of the new version. One of the main reasons for putting the update block in place was that the extension system changed in Thunderbird 78….

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        Paul T
        AskWoody MVP

        And on cue, I have been upgraded from 68.12 to 78.2.2.

        New look, slightly smaller font to get more stuff on the screen, much the same apart from that.

        cheers, Paul

      • #2296847
        AskWoody Plus

        And 78 has done away with x-notes – I frequently used it to add notes to emails. Any options anyone knows of would be appreciated. Thanks.

      • #2296875
        AskWoody Lounger

        It might be a good idea to disable the automatic update for awhile, I do not like that the legacy add-ons no longer work. It may take awhile for developers to upgrade the add-on extensions.

        tanstaafl Moderator Posted July 17th, 2020, 10:01 am (Mozillazine org)

        “Version 78.0 is available as a download from Its not available as a update. They plan on making it available as a update with 78.2. Based on past experience, I recommend most people wait until at least version 78.4 to update. Let somebody else discover all of the bugs, and give them time to port more add-ons. ALL support for legacy add-ons is totally gone, it only supports MailExtensions.”

        Let somebody else discover all of the bugs, = Good Advice, where have we heard that type of warning before? oh yeah, hear at AskWoody !
        Follow ghacks instructions to go to Options / Advanced / Update and uncheck Automatically install updates, choose instead – Check but let me choose … (Like good old Windows 7).

        See ghacks screenshot picture.
        Hopefully others will post here if it is safe to download update, or discuss if we should wait for version 78.4 ? I am staying on 68.12.0 for awhile.

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