thunderbird colors broken by upgrade from 38.8 to 45.2
clay at claydoh.com
Wed Jul 27 00:07:08 UTC 2016
On Tuesday, July 26, 2016 4:04:37 PM EDT Jason Paul Joines wrote:
> On 2016-07-26 15:14, Doug wrote:
> > On 07/26/2016 10:15 AM, Jason Paul Joines wrote:
> >> 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
> >> 1:38.8.0+build1-0ubuntu0.14.04.1 1:45.2.0+build1-0ubuntu0.14.04.3
> >> 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
> >> Thunderbird 38.8?
> >> Thanks,
> >> Jason
> >> ===========
> > Do you have FossaMail available? It was forked from Thunderbird some
> > time ago, and looks and works like it, but it doesn't get messed with
> > every few weeks.
> > It's in the PaleMoon stable, which I've also converted to, for the same
> > reasons.
> > --doug
> The Palemoon/FossaMail project does look interesting. I'll
> check them out. At the moment I'm still hoping to find a quick fix for
> this issue or a way to go back to Thunderbird 38.8.
what Plasma color scheme are you using? So far, Thunderbird 45 is not showing
any anomalies with the (very) few I have tried on my end at the moment.
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