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


This method of finding and copying the profile folder to a new installation should work:
It is a long description.  New main steps start on new lines.
Open help in Thunderbird, alt h.
Down arrow to trouble shooting information and press enter.
Tab until you get to a button that says open folder and press the space bar.
You are now in the profile folder.
Back space once.
You should now be on the profile folder.
Copy it to the clipboard.
Close where you are with control f4.
You are now in the main program window.
Close it.
Paste the profile folder wherever you want.  You are copying it in that way just as you copy any other folder.
Uninstall Thunderbird.
Install the version you want.
Follow the same instructions to get to the profile folder and be at it not in it.
Then alt tab and close the program window.

You will be back in the folders and files list.  Delete the profile folder.  Copy the old profile folder folder to gthat location.

Now close the files and folders list with alt f4.
Open thunderbird again.
You will be back in troubleshooting information.
Use control f4 to close it and you will now be in the main program window.

See if everything has been transferred.

If so, there is no more to do.


On 8/7/2022 9:07 AM, Gene wrote:

You can copy the profile folder to a location outside of the program, then uninstall the version you are running and install the one you want.  If you delete the profile folder in the new copy, and paste the profile you saved to the same location, you will have all your messages, the address book, and I would imagine anything else, such as add-ons, though I don't know about add-ons and other items.

Those who know more about this may comment further.  I'm not sure where the profile is in the installed version.

But if you are talking about saving all your messages and transferring them using a different method, and manually exporting and importing the address book, placing the profile in a new copy of the program eliminates the need for all that work.

I'll add that those were my results, playing with the portable version.  I expect them to be the same if you are copying the profile in an installed version or from an installed version to a portable version.  I haven't verified that. 

You may want to manually save what you want to save, then try the copy profile method so that in case it doesn't work as I expect, you won't have lost anything.


On 8/7/2022 8:56 AM, Ron Canazzi wrote:
Hi Gene,

Of course I have been doing this for years now.  BTW, with Mozilla products, to close windows of any kind, control + W also works. It never fails.

I do have an old Thunderbird 102.0 executable version on my old computer. I always download the current release version a few days after I am updated within a program of any kind including Thunderbird.  I am going to save all my mail and then do a total uninstall and reinstall of 102.0 and immediately block any further updates under settings. I will keep things that way until further notice. Maybe, I'll even take your advice and run any future full releases as a portable version first before doing a full install--a kind of shake down cruise.

On 8/7/2022 9:11 AM, Gene wrote:
Here is a correction.  Close the about dialog with either escape or alt f4.  I thought the dialog opened in a new tab but it is somehow a dialog even though it presents itself as a web page.  It closes in the usual way about dialogs close.


On 8/7/2022 8:05 AM, Gene wrote:
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.

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.
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:
I see links to download Thunderbird.
Here is the first download link and you will see that it gives the 102.x. version number.

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:

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.

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.


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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