Re: Unable To Display Status Bar IN Latest Thunderbird Version 102.1.1


Gene
 

It may be that if you have version 91.x and earlier, you won't update directly to 102.x.  The program may  first update you to an earlier version and from that earlier version the next update may be to 102.exe.  But if you have a recent enough version, you will get an update to 102.exe.

I updated last night.  The version I got last night is 102.1.1.

the page is not worded correctly, whatever is meant. 

In addition, open the about dialog, alt h, a.
Then switch to browse mode so you can move around the page like a web page, which it actually is, NVDA key space.
Move to the top of the page, then start down arrowing.  You will see the version number you are using and a little below that you will see that you are on the main release channel.  The program's own about dialog is telling you what the situation is.

Closed the about dialog with control f4, not alt f4.
Gene

On 8/7/2022 7:19 AM, Ron Canazzi wrote:

Hi Gene,

Well that seems to be true--unless you look at the What's new link.
https://www.thunderbird.net/en-US/thunderbird/102.1.1/releasenotes/
Here's what it says:
Thunderbird version 102.1.1 is only offered as direct download from thunderbird.not as an upgrade from Thunderbird version 91 or earlier.
...and even more confusing:
Version 102.1.1, first offered to channel users on August 8, 2022  (which is actually tomorrow.)

I downloaded the 102.0 from within Thunderbird a few weeks ago. Just yesterday, the program auto updated from 102.1.0 to 102.1.1.  This is when I first noticed the status bar issue.

So explain that Gene! It's liked the twilight zone.


On 8/7/2022 4:21 AM, Gene wrote:
I am using the portable version and, though I doubt it, perhaps that accounts for the difference. 

Whatever the case, in a later message, you said that the version you are using isn't available on the download page you were working with.  I don't know where you were looking.  If I look on this page:
https://www.thunderbird.net/en-US/
I see links to download Thunderbird.
Here is the first download link and you will see that it gives the 102.x. version number.
https://download.mozilla.org/?product=thunderbird-102.1.1-SSL&os=win64&lang=en-US

On the page I linked to above, not the download link, you will also see a get the beta link.has a get the beta link.  If you follow that, the link to download the beta, the first link offered gives a higher verssion number as below:
https://download.mozilla.org/?product=thunderbird-104.0b2-SSL&os=win64&lang=en-US

I used the copy  link feature of Firefox when I was on the download links.  I am presenting the written out underlying links, not the English wording you see if you just look at the page.

I don't know where you are looking but the page I just gave the link to has correct version availability.

In short, you are using the latest nonbeta version.

Gene
On 8/6/2022 10:48 PM, Ron Canazzi wrote:
Hi Gene,

I can tell you this.  When I use the NVDA keystroke to read the whole screen for desktops insert + B, (useful in dialogues and other things that sometimes don't automatically read) if you listen to all the verbiage, finally at the very end, the status bar is read.  This means that it is still being displayed in some form.


On 8/6/2022 10:52 PM, Gene wrote:
The status bar was not present in the previous version on my machine and it still isn't.

I'm going to check to see if there is even supposed to be a status bar any longer.  We don't know if it has been removed.

Gene

On 8/6/2022 9:40 PM, Ron Canazzi wrote:
Hi Group,

Has anyone upgraded Thunderbird to the latest version 102.1.1?  If so, can you read the status bar?  I cannot on my system: Windows 11, 64 bit with latest NVDA 2022.2.



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