Wrong browser when automatically reporting a crash

Patrick Asselman iceblink at seti.nl
Wed Oct 9 08:11:26 UTC 2013

On 2013-10-07 15:46, Basil Chupin wrote:
> On 08/10/13 00:18, william drescher wrote:
>> On 10/7/2013 1:04 AM, Basil Chupin wrote:
>>> On 07/10/13 06:15, Ric Moore wrote:
>>>> On 10/06/2013 04:40 AM, Colin Law wrote:
>>>>> sudo update-alternatives --config x-www-browser
>>>> Wild! Mine were set to Chromium as well! Both spell checkers
>>>> for Firefox and Thunderbird work on and off, which is
>>>> frustrating as merry hell. We'll see if this improves things.
>>>> THANKS!! Ric
>>> In Thunderbird, go Edit>Preferences>Advanced>General and click on
>>> Config Editor. Type in-
>>> mail.compose.max_recycled_windows
>>> and set the integer value from "1" to "0".
>>> Spell checker will work.
>>> BC
>> Basil, now that you have waved your magic want, could you share with 
>> us mere mortals WHY that works ?
>> bill
> All to do with Electrolytes.......
> BC
> --
> "If you read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only
>  think what everyone else is thinking." - Haruki Murakami


Apparently to speed things up, after you composed a message in TB the 
software does not destroy the compose window, but rather just hides it 
and then cleans it up to be reused for the next message composition. 
However for some reason it breaks the spell check.

The option mentioned above disables this feature, so it completely 
destroys the message compose window and creates a new one from scratch. 
Slightly slower, but since this feature seems to have been invented 
around 2001, probably not noticable anymore on modern hardware...

Best regards,

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