thunderbird colors broken by upgrade from 38.8 to 45.2
Jason Paul Joines
jason at joines.org
Tue Jul 26 15:15:45 UTC 2016
I'm using Kubuntu 14.04.4 and Thunderbird suddenly became
almost unusable yesterday because of a change in the color scheme. From
dpkg.log, this seems to be the culprit:
2016-07-25 11:26:49 upgrade thunderbird:amd64
It seems to be ignoring my system color scheme, and to be the
only application doing so. Even Firefox 47.0 is still cooperating. In
Thunderbird, there is no longer a color distinction between the selected
message and unselected messages in the message list. If I select text,
such as an email address or subject or something in the message body,
both selected text and selected text background are black, so I cannot
see the selected text. In the addressing area of a message, there is no
distinction between one address line and the next, so it just looks like
one big area.
I've tried to downgrade to 38.8 via "apt-get install" but it
seems 38.8 is no longer in the repository. "apt-cache show thunderbird"
shows only versions 45.2 and 24.4.
Any ideas how I can fix Thunderbird 45.2 or downgrade to
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