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Jenny M Benson
2018-12-05 15:25:06 UTC
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Since it updated itself a couple of days ago, Thunderbird has developed
an odd quirk. I am in the habit of tapping the space bar to step
through all my e-mails and newsgroup posts, but now this doesn't always
work. I haven't been able to work out what the common factor is, but
SOMETIMES, the space bar doesn't move me on to the next message.

Any other TBrats noticed this?
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krw
2018-12-05 15:47:15 UTC
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Post by Jenny M Benson
Since it updated itself a couple of days ago, Thunderbird has developed
an odd quirk.  I am in the habit of tapping the space bar to step
through all my e-mails and newsgroup posts, but now this doesn't always
work.  I haven't been able to work out what the common factor is, but
SOMETIMES, the space bar doesn't move me on to the next message.
Any other TBrats noticed this?
I am on 60.3.2 (32-bit) and it says I am up to date and the space bar is
working as before here.
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Serena Blanchflower
2018-12-05 20:07:50 UTC
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I am on 60.3.2 (32-bit) and it says I am up to date and the space bar is
working as before here.
I'm on the same release as you but the space bar isn't working here. I
don't think it'll ever take me to the next message now, although it will
generally scroll me through my current message.
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Serena Blanchflower
2018-12-05 20:09:52 UTC
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I am on 60.3.2 (32-bit) and it says I am up to date and the space bar
is working as before here.
I'm on the same release as you but the space bar isn't working here.  I
don't think it'll ever take me to the next message now, although it will
generally scroll me through my current message.
PS (I hit send rather too quickly) - I meant to add that, given that it
still works for some people, it sounds as if it may be an add-on which
is confusing it. I haven't done any experimenting to work out which one
it is though.
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Penny
2018-12-05 16:14:19 UTC
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Post by Jenny M Benson
Since it updated itself a couple of days ago, Thunderbird has developed
an odd quirk. I am in the habit of tapping the space bar to step
through all my e-mails and newsgroup posts, but now this doesn't always
work. I haven't been able to work out what the common factor is, but
SOMETIMES, the space bar doesn't move me on to the next message.
Any other TBrats noticed this?
I'm using an ancient version of Agent and whenever I have a similar problem
it's because the plate I am eating from is resting on the space bar...
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Mike
2018-12-05 16:25:10 UTC
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Post by Jenny M Benson
Since it updated itself a couple of days ago, Thunderbird has developed
an odd quirk. I am in the habit of tapping the space bar to step
through all my e-mails and newsgroup posts, but now this doesn't always
work. I haven't been able to work out what the common factor is, but
SOMETIMES, the space bar doesn't move me on to the next message.
Any other TBrats noticed this?
I'm using an ancient version of Agent and whenever I have a similar problem
it's because the plate I am eating from is resting on the space bar...
Would that Agent be a spy - a mint spy?
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Nick Odell
2018-12-05 16:54:39 UTC
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Post by Jenny M Benson
Since it updated itself a couple of days ago, Thunderbird has developed
an odd quirk. I am in the habit of tapping the space bar to step
through all my e-mails and newsgroup posts, but now this doesn't always
work. I haven't been able to work out what the common factor is, but
SOMETIMES, the space bar doesn't move me on to the next message.
Any other TBrats noticed this?
I'm using an ancient version of Agent and whenever I have a similar problem
it's because the plate I am eating from is resting on the space bar...
When I fall asleep at the keyboard my finger falls on the space bar and
zips through all the unread messages. It saves an awful lot of reading time.

Nick
Vicky Ayech
2018-12-05 18:40:25 UTC
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Post by Jenny M Benson
Since it updated itself a couple of days ago, Thunderbird has developed
an odd quirk. I am in the habit of tapping the space bar to step
through all my e-mails and newsgroup posts, but now this doesn't always
work. I haven't been able to work out what the common factor is, but
SOMETIMES, the space bar doesn't move me on to the next message.
Any other TBrats noticed this?
I'm using an ancient version of Agent and whenever I have a similar problem
it's because the plate I am eating from is resting on the space bar...
I am using an ancient paid for (twice I think) copy of it too. B rants
a bit when things don't work and says it is a silly system but I like
it.
Nick Odell
2018-12-05 16:59:09 UTC
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Post by Jenny M Benson
Since it updated itself a couple of days ago, Thunderbird has developed
an odd quirk.  I am in the habit of tapping the space bar to step
through all my e-mails and newsgroup posts, but now this doesn't always
work.  I haven't been able to work out what the common factor is, but
SOMETIMES, the space bar doesn't move me on to the next message.
Any other TBrats noticed this?
My up-to-date version on Linux is working fine but I believe I read
someone in another newsgroup was experiencing the same problem as you.
It probably will get picked up in a future release of TB but to make
sure, why not file a bug report?

In the meantime a quick and dirty - albeit two-fingered - solution might
be to place the cursor in the message pane then use the scroll keys to
scroll through the message and the <n> key to jump to the next unread one.

Nick
BrritSki
2018-12-05 19:29:41 UTC
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Post by Jenny M Benson
Since it updated itself a couple of days ago, Thunderbird has developed
an odd quirk.  I am in the habit of tapping the space bar to step
through all my e-mails and newsgroup posts, but now this doesn't always
work.  I haven't been able to work out what the common factor is, but
SOMETIMES, the space bar doesn't move me on to the next message.
Any other TBrats noticed this?
Just updated and space bar worked ok, but only 2 unread messages.

Will report again tomorrow if you lot posts a bit overnight...
Sam Plusnet
2018-12-05 22:26:30 UTC
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Post by Jenny M Benson
Since it updated itself a couple of days ago, Thunderbird has developed
an odd quirk.  I am in the habit of tapping the space bar to step
through all my e-mails and newsgroup posts, but now this doesn't always
work.  I haven't been able to work out what the common factor is, but
SOMETIMES, the space bar doesn't move me on to the next message.
Any other TBrats noticed this?
I have noticed the same thing (sometimes the spacebar fails to shift to
the next unread post, and I have to hit "n" instead) but I rather
thought it started some time ago i.e. not just since the latest update.

I haven't discovered what the trigger is for this behaviour.
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BrritSki
2018-12-06 08:38:01 UTC
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Post by Jenny M Benson
Since it updated itself a couple of days ago, Thunderbird has
developed an odd quirk.  I am in the habit of tapping the space bar to
step through all my e-mails and newsgroup posts, but now this doesn't
always work.  I haven't been able to work out what the common factor
is, but SOMETIMES, the space bar doesn't move me on to the next message.
Any other TBrats noticed this?
I have noticed the same thing (sometimes the spacebar fails to shift to
the next unread post, and I have to hit "n" instead) but I rather
thought it started some time ago i.e. not just since the latest update.
I haven't discovered what the trigger is for this behaviour.
No problem with my setup this morning.

TB 60.3.2 (32-bit) running on Win10.
krw
2018-12-06 09:56:04 UTC
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Post by Jenny M Benson
Since it updated itself a couple of days ago, Thunderbird has
developed an odd quirk.  I am in the habit of tapping the space bar
to step through all my e-mails and newsgroup posts, but now this
doesn't always work.  I haven't been able to work out what the common
factor is, but SOMETIMES, the space bar doesn't move me on to the
next message.
Any other TBrats noticed this?
I have noticed the same thing (sometimes the spacebar fails to shift
to the next unread post, and I have to hit "n" instead) but I rather
thought it started some time ago i.e. not just since the latest update.
I haven't discovered what the trigger is for this behaviour.
No problem with my setup this morning.
TB 60.3.2 (32-bit) running on Win10.
If it is a long message off the bottom of the screen then the space bar
the first time moves you down, and again etc until you move to the next
message.
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www.travelswmw.whitnet.uk
https://tinyurl.com/KRWpics
Jenny M Benson
2018-12-06 10:09:04 UTC
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If it is a long message off the bottom of the screen then the space bar
the first time moves you down, and again etc until you move to the next
message.
Or not, as the case may be!
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Sid Nuncius
2018-12-07 07:17:27 UTC
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Post by Jenny M Benson
Since it updated itself a couple of days ago, Thunderbird has
developed an odd quirk.  I am in the habit of tapping the space bar to
step through all my e-mails and newsgroup posts, but now this doesn't
always work.  I haven't been able to work out what the common factor
is, but SOMETIMES, the space bar doesn't move me on to the next message.
Any other TBrats noticed this?
I have noticed the same thing (sometimes the spacebar fails to shift to
the next unread post, and I have to hit "n" instead) but I rather
thought it started some time ago i.e. not just since the latest update.
I haven't discovered what the trigger is for this behaviour.
I have exactly the same. For me it's definitely since the last update.
And I can't see any pattern to when it will or won't progress to the
next message.

I now use a two-finger technique[1], with the left hand on the space bar
and the right on the Down key t press when needed.

[1]Brritski will doubtless be along shortly.
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BrritSki
2018-12-07 10:56:48 UTC
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Post by Jenny M Benson
Since it updated itself a couple of days ago, Thunderbird has
developed an odd quirk.  I am in the habit of tapping the space bar
to step through all my e-mails and newsgroup posts, but now this
doesn't always work.  I haven't been able to work out what the common
factor is, but SOMETIMES, the space bar doesn't move me on to the
next message.
Any other TBrats noticed this?
I have noticed the same thing (sometimes the spacebar fails to shift
to the next unread post, and I have to hit "n" instead) but I rather
thought it started some time ago i.e. not just since the latest update.
I haven't discovered what the trigger is for this behaviour.
I have exactly the same.  For me it's definitely since the last update.
And I can't see any pattern to when it will or won't progress to the
next message.
I now use a two-finger technique[1], with the left hand on the space bar
and the right on the Down key t press when needed.
[1]Brritski will doubtless be along shortly.
I am still using my middle finger to press the space bar.

HTH HAND (appropriately)
Mike
2018-12-07 11:36:23 UTC
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I am still using my middle finger to press the space bar.
HTH HAND (appropriately)
That’s a new name for the ignition knob innit?
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J. P. Gilliver (John)
2018-12-07 13:16:33 UTC
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I am still using my middle finger to press the space bar.
HTH HAND (appropriately)
That’s a new name for the ignition knob innit?
I hereby name you Pippski ... (-:


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Kate B
2018-12-07 15:20:51 UTC
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Post by Jenny M Benson
Since it updated itself a couple of days ago, Thunderbird has
developed an odd quirk.  I am in the habit of tapping the space bar
to step through all my e-mails and newsgroup posts, but now this
doesn't always work.  I haven't been able to work out what the common
factor is, but SOMETIMES, the space bar doesn't move me on to the
next message.
Any other TBrats noticed this?
I have noticed the same thing (sometimes the spacebar fails to shift
to the next unread post, and I have to hit "n" instead) but I rather
thought it started some time ago i.e. not just since the latest update.
I haven't discovered what the trigger is for this behaviour.
I have exactly the same.  For me it's definitely since the last update.
And I can't see any pattern to when it will or won't progress to the
next message.
I now use a two-finger technique[1], with the left hand on the space bar
and the right on the Down key t press when needed.
[1]Brritski will doubtless be along shortly.
That's odd. I have all-new TBird and I think it's all working ok for me.
I use spacebar to go to the next new message, and 'f' to go to the next
message whether read or not.

I had to remove and re-install the 'Manage Folders' add-on after the
update. I think I did this before reading umra (though not before
dealing with a lot of emails), so it's possible there was interference
which is now gone.
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Steve Hague
2018-12-06 10:07:18 UTC
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Post by Jenny M Benson
Since it updated itself a couple of days ago, Thunderbird has developed
an odd quirk.  I am in the habit of tapping the space bar to step
through all my e-mails and newsgroup posts, but now this doesn't always
work.  I haven't been able to work out what the common factor is, but
SOMETIMES, the space bar doesn't move me on to the next message.
Any other TBrats noticed this?
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