Update Thunderbird 78.x Major Update is now available for download

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FIXED
  • OpenPGP: Improved support for encrypting with subkeys
  • OpenPGP message status icons were not visible in message header pane
  • OpenPGP Key Manager was missing from Tools menu on macOS
  • Creating a new calendar event did not require an event title
KNOWN ISSUES
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  • Message list is not focused at startup

 

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WHAT’S NEW​

NEW​

Thunderbird prompts for an address to use when starting an email from an address book entry with multiple addresses

FIXES​

FIXED​

Searching global search results did not work

FIXED​

Link location was not focused by default when adding a hyperlink in message composer

FIXED​

Advanced address book search dialog was unusable

FIXED​

Encrypted draft reply emails lost "Re:" prefix

FIXED​

Replying to a newsgroup message did not open the compose window

FIXED​

Unable to delete multiple newsgroup messages

FIXED​

Appmenu displayed visual glitches

FIXED​

Visual glitches when selecting multiple messages in the message pane and using Ctrl+click

FIXED​

Switching between dark and light mode could lead to unreadable text on macOS

KNOWN ISSUES​

UNRESOLVED​

Message list is not focused at startup
Download: Directory Listing: /pub/thunderbird/releases/78.4.1/

 
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Compact Headers is a straightforward extension for Thunderbird that is especially useful on devices with smaller displays and for users who tend to read emails in the main window and not individual windows.
 

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The first step towards a multi-process architecture has been made in Thunderbird Daily. The current implementation won't provide "noticeable improvements" for the foreseeable future, but it is the cornerstone that future improvements will build-on.

Thunderbird users won't notice changes when they upgrade to a Daily version that supports multiple-processes. Users may check the system's process manager to verify that Thunderbird uses multiple processes, but that is about it currently.

Thunderbird loads extensions in child processes, and will use processes for content that is loaded, e.g. the homepage or a new tab page or window.

Beta versions of Thunderbird may receive the update as early as next week, and Thunderbird Stable later in 2021, likely after the release of the next Thunderbird ESR version, version 91 in Summer.
 

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The new minor version includes a single new feature, the ability to use OAuth2 and Google Contacts with CardDAV address books.
Thunderbird users can install extensions such as CardBook to add new address books using CardDav and other standards.


 
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The next major Thunderbird release is version 91; it is scheduled for a release in the third quarter of 2021. The developers have published a roadmap in which they list new features and improvements that they consider integrating in Thunderbird 91 and beyond.
The roadmap is a work of progress and subject to change, but it still provides a good overview of what the team has planned for Thunderbird in 2021.
 
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