I recently switched from Linux Mint back to the old trusty Ubuntu (11.10)
One major problem was Unity, but I got round this by installing Xfce and use that as a shell instead. Much better.
Now, my Thunderbird is proper maximised. Like full screen, so I can’t switch to any applications unless I use ALT TAB. Found help on the net.
1) Close Thunderbird
2) Locate your localstore.rdf file, mine was in:
3) Edit the file, and find the section that looks a little like this:
And change it to:
Then, once restarted, Thunderbird should be all nice and accessible again. Thanks to Greg for this one!
I wanted to export my Thunderbird Contacts to Microsoft Outlook 2010 beta.
Jesus, if that wasn’t the most stressful export ever! Thunderbird can only export as CSV or tab separated – or LDAP.
Outlook says it can import from CSV and Tab separated, however it just crashes with mapping errors.
I tried dragging them from TB and then dragging into Contacts on Outlook, but that just resulted in a new empty contact, with an attachment of the email address in a text file. Helpful.
Anyway, I found this Thunderbird Addon that will export to vCard (The standard Address Card I feel) and then I could drag these into Outlook.
However, Outlook feels the need to open each vCard as a new Contact screen, so you then have the joys of closing as many screens as you have contacts just imported. So it could be hundred and hundreds!
I do wonder if the designers of these software packages ever have to use this functionality. Perhaps they should.