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  1. Thunderbird 1.5 toolbars issue


    On a dark and stormy night, a nearby lightning strike knocked out my
    power. My PC returned to life without issue, other than a couple
    oddities. The one that's driving me a little buggy:

    Thunderbird 1.5 on WinXP will no longer remember when I customize a
    toolbar. I add buttons for Next, Previous, File, etc., and all's fine
    until I shut down Thunderbird. I restart Thunderbird, and the default
    toolbars are back.

    I've removed extensions and reinstalled Thunderbird. Still no luck. Any
    thoughts?

    D_
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    D_ wrote:
    > On a dark and stormy night, a nearby lightning strike knocked out my
    > power. My PC returned to life without issue, other than a couple
    > oddities. The one that's driving me a little buggy:
    >
    > Thunderbird 1.5 on WinXP will no longer remember when I customize a
    > toolbar. I add buttons for Next, Previous, File, etc., and all's fine
    > until I shut down Thunderbird. I restart Thunderbird, and the default
    > toolbars are back.
    >
    > I've removed extensions and reinstalled Thunderbird. Still no luck. Any
    > thoughts?
    >
    > D_
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    I saw something very similar when an upgrade went buggy. Already
    knowing that toolbar customizations are recorded in
    localstore.rdf I quickly solved it in my case by doing the following:

    Shut down TBird.

    Go to your TBird profile and back-up your localstore.rdf, such as
    by renaming it to something like localstore.rdf.bak.

    Restart TBird. You will get the default toolbars and layouts.
    Recustomize.

    If your customization now stick your changes will be recorded in
    a new localstore.rdf and you can delete the old one. If this
    doesn't solve the problem you can back out of this procedure by
    simply restoring the backed-up localstore.rdf.

    HTH

    Rob

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    Alphabet wrote:


    > Go to your TBird profile and back-up your localstore.rdf, such as by
    > renaming it to something like localstore.rdf.bak.
    >
    > Restart TBird. You will get the default toolbars and layouts. Recustomize.
    >


    > Rob


    That worked. Thank you so much. It was driving me nuts.

  4. Re: Thunderbird 1.5 toolbars issue

    Across the silent, snowy fields, Alphabet said on 2/7/2006 6:10 PM:
    > D_ wrote:
    >> Thunderbird 1.5 on WinXP will no longer remember when I customize a
    >> toolbar. I add buttons for Next, Previous, File, etc., and all's fine

    >
    > quickly solved it in my case by doing the following:
    >
    > Shut down TBird.
    >
    > Go to your TBird profile and back-up your localstore.rdf, such as by
    > renaming it to something like localstore.rdf.bak.


    It might be interesting to see if the original localstore.rdf got set to
    read-only (either in properties, or in the permissions) for some reason.
    If so, you could reset that, and not have to re-customize.

    just an idea,
    K

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