Jude DaShiell jdashiel at
Thu Mar 17 14:34:19 UTC 2016

Can thunderbird be controlled to the point where a limit on the number 
of messages downloaded can be imposed?  If so, that might help its 
function.  I have over 53,000 messages in my gmail account now so for 
sure unless I can limit amount of messages downloaded each time 
thunderbird will not be what I want to use.

On Thu, 17 Mar 2016, kendell clark wrote:

> Date: Thu, 17 Mar 2016 10:22:35
> From: kendell clark <coffeekingms at>
> To: Jude DaShiell <jdashiel at>, Daniel Crone <quirky.wizard at>,
>     ubuntu-accessibility at
> Subject: Re: introduction
> hi
> I think the thunderbird problems are thunderbird bugs. At least, if
> you're talking about the ridiculous lag when typing messages, that's a
> thunderbird thing from what I've been able to find out. There's also a
> lag when going through the list of messages if you have over a certain
> amount, not exactly sure what that amount is. Gnome will probably run on
> that machine, but it might not run well. Mate would be much much better
> for a computer with only a gig of ram, but even with mate you'll have to
> be careful not to run too many resource intensive apps, like
> libreoffice, at once.
> Thanks
> Kendell Clark
> Jude DaShiell wrote:
>> I have vinux5 installed which runs unity and found out thunderbird and
>> unity don't like each other very much.  I was able to enter my gmail
>> credentials and get to the inbox using I think it was shift-f10 inside
>> of thunderbird but haven't got email down for reading yet.  I may have
>> to install gnome but with only a gig of ram on my athelon X86_64 gnome
>> will probably crash the computer.  Inside mate to get to a terminal
>> you want to run mate-terminal since that runs faster than
>> gnome-terminal. The mate-terminal also works under unity.  Firefox
>> works pretty well from my limited use of it so far.  The chromium app
>> isn't accessible for orca at all and isn't worth messing with for now
>> at least.  Emacs is available and probably very accessible as a work
>> environment which should help cover any of libreoffice's
>> shortcomings.  Thunderbird is easily crashed over here, but then again
>> I'm a touch typist and have little tollerance for keyboard latency
>> unless I get some kind of audio indication that something I've done is
>> being worked.  Some clicks from the speaker would help in this respect
>> but I don't know that any form of Linux offers this feature that can
>> be enabled yet.
>> More than that I don't yet know but will find out as I hack through
>> this system.
>> On Thu, 17 Mar 2016, Daniel Crone wrote:
>>> Date: Thu, 17 Mar 2016 09:44:28
>>> From: Daniel Crone <quirky.wizard at>
>>> To: ubuntu-accessibility at
>>> Subject: introduction
>>> Hello one and all.
>>> My name is Daniel, and I have used different operating systems
>>> through the years.
>>> I have decided to give ubuntu mate a try.
>>> I am very new to linux.
>>> Before starting, I welcome anyone?s words of wisdom for a totally
>>> blind user, new to linux.
>>> I liked the idea of sonar, but I have tried to install several times,
>>> and the installer never finished.
>>> But that could be due to my machine?s being so old and slow.
>>> From the dvd, sonar worked very well.
>>> I hope ubuntu will be equally good.
>>> So, hats off to all, those on the sonar team, and to all on the
>>> ubuntu team.
>>> I would really like for all linux accessibility people to benefit
>>> each other.
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