[Bug 1347305] [NEW] Address fields are grey when composing messages

Konstantin 1347305 at bugs.launchpad.net
Wed Jul 23 00:44:54 UTC 2014

Public bug reported:

When composing a message, any address field that does not have the
cursor is shown as grey. While this is at first only a cosmetic glitch,
it is also serious usability issue: Usually any field that can be edited
is white and text that can't be edited is simply drawn grey. Now it
looks like Thunderbird does not allow editing of the recipient
addresses. Only when you try it regardless you discover that it is still

I attached a screenshot showing a stuffed up composer window.

This bug appeared with the latest update of Thunderbird that was
installed today.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 14.04
Package: thunderbird 1:31.0+build1-0ubuntu0.14.04.1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.13.0-30.55-generic
Uname: Linux 3.13.0-30-generic x86_64
AddonCompatCheckDisabled: False
ApportVersion: 2.14.1-0ubuntu3.2
Architecture: amd64
 /dev/snd/controlC0:  kaymes     2516 F.... pulseaudio
BuildID: 20140721092545
Channel: Unavailable
CurrentDesktop: Unity
Date: Wed Jul 23 10:37:17 2014
ExecutablePath: /usr/lib/thunderbird/thunderbird
ForcedLayersAccel: False
 # interfaces(5) file used by ifup(8) and ifdown(8)
 auto lo
 iface lo inet loopback
 Lightning - {e2fda1a4-762b-4020-b5ad-a41df1933103}
 English (GB) Language Pack - langpack-en-GB at thunderbird.mozilla.org
 Deutsch (DE) Language Pack - langpack-de at thunderbird.mozilla.org
 Thunderbird (default) - {972ce4c6-7e08-4474-a285-3208198ce6fd}
InstallationDate: Installed on 2014-07-02 (20 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS "Trusty Tahr" - Release amd64 (20140417)
 default via dev eth0  proto static dev eth0  proto kernel  scope link  src  metric 1
 eth0      no wireless extensions.
 lo        no wireless extensions.
LocalLibraries: /home/kaymes/.thunderbird/dymzcbig.default/extensions/{e2fda1a4-762b-4020-b5ad-a41df1933103}/components/Linux_x86_64-gcc3/libcalbasecomps.so
Profiles: Profile0 (Default) - LastVersion=31.0/20140721092545 (In use)
 rhythmbox-mozilla 3.0.2-0ubuntu2
 totem-mozilla     3.10.1-1ubuntu4
RunningIncompatibleAddons: True
SourcePackage: thunderbird
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
 Jul 23 08:56:13 uqbox kernel: [427030.548782] [drm] Setting output timings on SDVOB failed
 Jul 23 09:37:38 uqbox kernel: [429515.541016] [drm] Setting output timings on SDVOB failed
 Jul 23 10:06:02 uqbox kernel: [431219.445267] [drm] Setting output timings on SDVOB failed
 Jul 23 10:07:12 uqbox kernel: [431289.957320] [drm] Setting output timings on SDVOB failed
 Jul 23 10:23:06 uqbox kernel: [432243.381132] MATLAB[25882]: segfault at 8 ip 00007f2f4507bcfe sp 00007f2f06cc5320 error 4
dmi.bios.date: 10/27/2011
dmi.bios.vendor: Dell Inc.
dmi.bios.version: A13
dmi.board.name: 0J468K
dmi.board.vendor: Dell Inc.
dmi.board.version: A00
dmi.chassis.type: 3
dmi.chassis.vendor: Dell Inc.
dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnDellInc.:bvrA13:bd10/27/2011:svnDellInc.:pnOptiPlex960:pvr:rvnDellInc.:rn0J468K:rvrA00:cvnDellInc.:ct3:cvr:
dmi.product.name: OptiPlex 960
dmi.sys.vendor: Dell Inc.

** Affects: thunderbird (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Undecided
         Status: New

** Tags: amd64 apport-bug local-libs trusty

** Attachment added: "Screenshot"

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