[xubuntu-users] xubuntu 14.04: strange behavior on thunderbird drop down recipient box

Fabrizio Tivano fabrizio.tivano at servizist.it
Tue Mar 15 10:03:01 UTC 2016

Dear all,

I'm managing a large scale of Xubuntu 14.04 based  desktop installation,
all systems are kept up to date by a centralized provisioning server.

Few months ago, I don't exactly know when, but certainly in conjunction
with some update, probably before Thunderbird 38.3, we started experiencing a really
strange behavior related to the auto completion drop down list  
on the Thunderbird new messagerecipient box.

The central LDAP provides company email address book  and when I type
just a character in the recipient box I can see a drop down listing the
email addrs matching the character just entered;
when I input a second char (80% of cases)  the drop down refresh but it
cuts making it impossible to read the content.


I've already uninstalled the  Thunderbird provided by distro, and
installed a fresh copy from mozilla.org with no results.
Problem seems persisting in 15.10  as well.
On Centos 7 looks good: i'm unable to reproduce it.

I believe this issue [bug ?] is related  with some graph libs, but was
unable to find it out,
Any ideas ?

Our production OS and SW version:
Xubuntu 14.04 LTS 32bit updated at week #10 - 2016
Thunderbird 38.6.0

Thanks in advance and kind regards,

Fabrizio Tivano
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