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[Closed] Thunderbird under Wine graphical issues

Well I have waited 8 weeks and gotten no further replies to a previous posting I made about a problem I am experiencing with Thunderbird. So I scoured the PortableApps website for a bug report mechanism and was unable to locate one. SO... How does one report a bug? If the only way to do so is via a posting to a forum, then what guarantee is there that it will be addressed and tracked? Why not set up a Bugzilla or use some other more formal mechanism?

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First you need to determine if the bug is in Portable or if it is actually a bug in Thunderbird. If it is the base app then you need to report it to Thunderbird. If it is in the making it portable then report it in the Thunderbird Portable thread.

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If I recall, he's using Thunderbird under Wine, so it could be a wine bug as well. I have not had a chance to test it though I'd be testing it on current stable Wine under Ubuntu, which is the only one we test on.

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I just went back and searched his posts

I see it was in Wine, John. I also noted it was quite some time ago his last post. Does it continue with the newest release of T'Bird?

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Some additional info...

The version of Thunderbird I am using is reported as

Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9.2.15) Gecko/20110303 Thunderbird/3.1.9

The problem does not occur in the base version of TB when I run it as a native app under Linux or Windows...

Some additional testing now shows me that this might be some kind of interaction between the PortableApps version running under Wine and the Walnut theme add-on that I am using... But I cannot prove that it is exactly theme related as I tried a different theme and got a different set of GUI symptoms...

One might try to install the Walnut theme into Thunderbird, subscribe to the NYTimes.com's Today's Headlines newsletter to see a great example of the problem I am experiencing with black backgrounds...

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Compatibility

Do you have different compatibility settings applied to a local TB install vs the portable one? Thunderbird Portable includes an unmodified copy of Thunderbird within it so it should work the same.

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