Thunderbird Beta Notes

Version 69.0beta, first offered to channel users on July 26, 2019

Check out "What’s New" and "Known Issues" for this version of Thunderbird below. As always, you’re encouraged to tell us what you think, or file a bug in Bugzilla. If interested, please see the complete list of changes in this release.

These release notes apply to Thunderbird version 69 beta 4 released August 28th, 2019.

What’s New

  • fixed

    While Thunderbird was in safe mode, the help menu did not offer an item to restart with add-ons enabled

Fixed in Beta 2

  • fixed

    Chat text input area had near zero height (in beta 1)

  • fixed

    Links on Help menu not working (in beta 1)

  • fixed

    New email notification not properly formatted in some cases

  • fixed

    F6 focus in address book not correct

  • fixed

    Some visual glitches: Wrong colors, backgrounds, tooltips, etc.

Fixed in Beta 3

  • fixed

    Column choice and sort order in "Search Messages" dialog lost after relaunch

  • fixed

    Theme installation not working via the Add-on Manager (in beta 1 and 2)

  • fixed

    The spellchecker marked words preceding a single quote as misspelled (in beta 2)

  • fixed

    More visual glitches: Attachment pane height, link color for detached/external attachments, dark theme, compose window toolbar, error console window title

New and Fixed in Beta 4

  • new

    Offer to configure Exchange accounts for Office365. A third-party add-on is required for this account type. IMAP still exists as alternative.

  • fixed

    LDAP address auto-complete and server preference not working

  • fixed

    Even more visual glitches: Scrollbar in chat account settings, missing context menu in contacts sidebar, missing chat participant tooltip, icon sizes in toolbars, selection of tagged messages using dark theme, message pane toggle in application menu

  • fixed

    Links containing a #reference don't open correctly in the external browser. External browser may open in a background window.

Known Issues

  • unresolved

    Clicking mailto links in browser doesn't open Thunderbird Write window

  • unresolved

    Opening the properties of a folder may hang on Mac

  • unresolved

    Mail header toolbar (Reply, Forward, Archive, Junk buttons) no longer configurable

  • unresolved

    Thunderbird 69 beta may not recognise an existing profile. Workaround: start with the profile manager option -p.

  • unresolved

    Calendar: A localized version of Provider for Google Calendar not available at addons.thunderbird.net or the Mozilla FTP server. A US-English version can be downloaded here. The XPI file needs to be installed manually in Thunderbird.

  • unresolved

    Chat: Twitter not working due to API changes at Twitter.com.