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Posted 04 November 2004 - 12:30 PM

Have just installed (I hope) Thunderbird version 0.8 ,, 1). how do I sey up a shortcut in the taskbar2). how do I make the upgrade to version 0.9???
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Posted 04 November 2004 - 03:47 PM

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1). how do I sey up a shortcut in the taskbar
The easiest way would be to drag the desktop shortcut, using the right mouse button, and drop it in the Quick Launch bar (with IE and OE...etc) and select "copy here" from the pop-up menu.

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2). how do I make the upgrade to version 0.9
Simply download the Thunderbird 0.9 Installer and execute it.Rodger

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Posted 04 November 2004 - 05:31 PM

:hmm:  :huh: Rodger ... I don't have a shortcut on the desktop.... I neeed to make one first ........
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Posted 04 November 2004 - 06:11 PM

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I don't have a shortcut on the desktop
Well... you could do the same thing with the shortcut from the start menu...

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Posted 04 November 2004 - 06:14 PM

:huh:  :huh:  :hmm: Okay... I  gonna clear this up .... no shortcut icons appear any where.... I NEED   to make one in order to move it .... at the moment it not to be found
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Posted 04 November 2004 - 06:19 PM

:huh:  :huh:  :hmm:  :o  :huh:  ...OKopen windows explorer.....browse to C:\Program Files\Mozilla Thunderbird   or wherever you installed Thunderbird.....right click thunderbird.exe and, in the pop-up menu, go to "Send To" and click on "Desktop (create shortcut)"Now you should have a desktop shortcut that you can copy to where ever you like.

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Posted 04 November 2004 - 06:21 PM

:huh:  :hmm:  :huh:  :huh: .....Thunderbird is in my home directory in Mandrake 10.0 ..............
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Posted 04 November 2004 - 08:14 PM

:huh:  :huh: Apples & oranges..... Windows and Linux!!!!!Forget everything I've said....pretend I wasn't even here..... :hmm: (tip-toing away.... looking for a place to hide)I think it would be best to move this thread to the Linux forum.......

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Posted 04 November 2004 - 08:34 PM

In mandrake you can just right click on the taskbar and chose add -> application button -> Internet -> mail -> Thunderbird.  This should work as long as you have it in the menu.
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Posted 04 November 2004 - 08:56 PM

Dale, I am moving this to All Things Linux....
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Posted 04 November 2004 - 09:24 PM

:hmm: ...rolana ... I don't have anything in the menu that refers to thunderbird ... that is causing me this grief..Adam... originally I had a similiar thread to this in ATL and was told it should be in the email/browser forum ... IMHO .... either or is fine ... just want to get it straightened out so that I can use thunderbird..
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Posted 04 November 2004 - 10:10 PM

Dale....Go ahead and open a terminal window and do a ls -l, so we knwo what the dir is in your home.
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Posted 05 November 2004 - 05:01 AM

Hi DaleWhere did this thread get lost ??If Thunderbird is in your home . . . first test this line in a console:
$ /home/dale/thunderbird/thunderbird
If that one works ( maybe adapt the "dale" ) we can make a shortcut on the desktop first:Rightclick on empty space on desktop --> Create New --> File --> Link to Application . . .that will open a window with 3 tabs. First tab fill in "Thunderbird" and last tab, where it says "command" fill in the command we tested in the console above.Then press OK and test the shortcut if it functions well.After that you can drag it on the taskbar.:"> BrunoPS: If Thunderbird is still in your /home as .tar.gz . . . . . you will have to unpack it first: rightclick --> Actions --> Extract HerePS2: If you want to upgrade, simply delete the thunderbird directory you have now, get the 9.0 one and do the same as above.http://ftp.mozilla.o...gtk2 xft.tar.gz

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Posted 05 November 2004 - 05:28 AM

If it doesn't show up in any menu, you can add it using the Menu Editor.You should have Menu Editor in a default Mandrake menu under System>Config ( or something like that) Open it, Highlight Mail under the Internet folder, and click the New button on the toolbar. Type Thunderbird in the box that opens and click OK. Now you need to add the path to the binary (or script in this case.) in the "Command " box.It should be /home/user/thunderbird/thunderbird , but if you used the installer it may be /home/user/thunderbird-installer/thunderbird. Thenyou can click on the icon to change it. If it doesn't show up under the System icons, brows to the .../thunderbird/icons folder to find one. (Or maybe its ..../thunderbird/chrome/icons  :"> ).Then click on File>Save in the menu bar and it should appear in your menu!Sometimes it takes a logout before it shows. :ermm:I used the installer for the first time recently and it did put an icon under Mail in the Menu. :thumbsdown:
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Posted 05 November 2004 - 09:25 AM

Adam/Bruno.......

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Password:[root@localhost dale]# ls -ltotal 15868-rw-rw-r--   1 dale dale     8004 Oct 14 12:17 04011801.gif-rw-rw-r--   1 dale dale    55309 Oct 16 12:17 cg18_5.jpgdrwx------   3 dale dale     4096 Aug 12 19:00 Desktop/drwxr-xr-x   2 dale dale     4096 Aug 12 19:00 Documents/drwx------   8 dale dale     4096 Nov  4 21:15 evolution/-rw-------   1 dale dale  5351042 Aug 31 14:07 galeon-1.3.17.tar.gz-rw-rw-r--   1 dale dale   398144 Oct 13 10:39 Plum_Pudding_v2.1.zipdrwxr-xr-x  10 dale dale     4096 Oct 21 04:44 thunderbird/-rw-------   1 dale dale 10369024 Oct  1 02:17 thunderbird-0.8-i686-linux-gtk2+xft.tar.gzdrwx------   4 dale dale     4096 Nov  4 02:43 tmp/[root@localhost dale]#[dale@localhost dale]$ /home/dale/thunderbird/thunderbird

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:">  that did not come out quite right but both of the terminal requests are there ,,, the original post is in page 4 ,, under a hdg Mandrake 10.0  and Thunderbird or close to that...
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Posted 05 November 2004 - 10:55 AM

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[dale@localhost dale]$ /home/dale/thunderbird/thunderbird
So that opens thunderbird?
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Posted 05 November 2004 - 11:15 AM

Adam/Bruno...........  yes that command will open up the Thunderbird "mail client" (you like those geeky terms .. :) )
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Posted 05 November 2004 - 11:27 AM

:thumbsup:  :)  :clap:  :bounce:  :clap: Success!!!!!!!!!!!!  all is good ... if I do the update to 0.9 what will be the effect on 0.8 .. will it just soet of overwrite it or will both be there or or or???????????????
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Posted 05 November 2004 - 12:23 PM

The best way to upgrade to 0.9 would be to remove all contents of the /home/dale/thunderbird folder and then extract the new version to the same place.  All your settings will transfer over and you shouldn't encounter any problem.

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Posted 05 November 2004 - 12:32 PM

Ryan.... we did run into problems migrating from .7 to .8.... we had to rename the profile folder, and copy the mail folder files over from the old folder.
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Posted 05 November 2004 - 02:19 PM

I would first rename the /home/dale/thunderbird directory to /home/dale/OLD-thunderbird . . . . . . just to be sure ;)Then download the 9.0 http://ftp.mozilla.o...gtk2 xft.tar.gzand unpack it and try the same command you did to make the 8.0 work:
$ /home/dale/thunderbird/thunderbird
If that works Okay you can safely delete the /home/dale/OLD-thunderbird :DB) Bruno

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Posted 05 November 2004 - 02:55 PM

;)  :hmm:  :) Okay a guess hereCODErename/home/dale/thunderbird /home/dale/OLD-thunderbirdthis is correct y/n and guessing it is done as root y/n
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Posted 05 November 2004 - 03:01 PM

Nice guess Dale . . . . . but not really effective :)
$ mv /home/dale/thunderbird  /home/dale/OLD-thunderbird
This will do the trick ;) . . . just give the cammand as normal user ( the file is in YOUR /home ) ;):hmm: Bruno

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Posted 05 November 2004 - 03:12 PM

;)  :hmm: Wellll... you have to admit .. it sounded good ... :)
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Posted 05 November 2004 - 03:15 PM

It did indeed Dale . . . . LOL . . . . . we will have to include that command in the next release of Mandrake :w00t::) Bruno




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