Thunderbird 45.3.0 stuck in Safe Mode in Windows 7

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  1. pjbw127

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    Last week I picked up a nasty via a friend of mine. PC dead slow, Thunderbird would not load.
    I started it in Safe Mode and all was well. (Kaspersky picked up a rogue QuickTime 7 which I removed).
    However Thunderbird insists on starting in Safe Mode. All my AddOns work but have to be enabled each time - I miss Show InOut at startup.
    How can I get back to starting in 'normal' mode?
     


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    Somebody called Theresa from forums@emailquestions.com contacted me. I replied but have heard nothing since.
    Would uninstalling Thunderbird and then reinstalling help - I don't want to lose my data?
     

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    Theresa is one of the owners here. :)

    You won't lose data by uninstalling and reinstalling Thunderbird. I have to say never come across Thunderbird stuck in safe mode. Try launching Thunderbird by directly from the Program Files folder and see what happens. Navigate to C:\Program Files\Mozilla Thunderbird\ or C:\ Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Thunderbird\ (if you run 64-bit Windows) and double click on Thunderbird.

    The reason I'm asking you to navigate through the program files folder is most of what I read regarding Thunderbird being stuck in safe mode relates to the shortcuts (Start menu, Desktop, Task bar) for Thunderbird being changed to include the safe mode switch.

    Outside of that, I would start looking at some of your addons. If one hasn't been updated in a particularly long time. I would disable it then try restarting Thunderbird.
     
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    Dan,
    Thunderbird back up to speed again so I don't have to install Mailbird or whatever!
    I got all the AddOns working from Safe Mode, reinstalling them (the latest X-Note is impressive). Still stuck in Safe Mode. I reinstalled Thunderbird 45-3-0. Still no go and went to bed.
    Booted up next day and bingo - Thunderbird usable again!
    I don't know why but my desktop PC has over a million files in it; next step W10?
     
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    Big Dan EQ Forum Moderator Staff Member

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    You have to love computers. Sometimes they just up and work other times you want to throw them out the Window. :)

    Windows 10 is decent. I'm running in on both my machines. It's a bit of a leap from Windows 7. If you're happy with Windows 7, I'd stick with it. You will still get security patches for W7 until 2020*.

    *source: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/13853/windows-lifecycle-fact-sheet
     
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    [...throw them out the Window - defenestrate!]
    Dan,
    Nearly there...
    In the 'Write' dialog there used to be an option whereby I could insert a little formatted text file at the end of the email I was sending.
    Such as:
    <pre><b>Peter White</b>
    </pre>
    It was near the top of the Options menu, I can't remember the wording.
    I can't find out how to restore this option - maybe you would know?
     
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    Big Dan EQ Forum Moderator Staff Member

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    That sounds like signature functionality. Tools > Account Settings > Check the "Use HTML" option beside the signature text box and enter your text.

    You can also use Insert > HTML in Compose window.
     
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    Found it!
    The 'Signature Switch' Add-on.
     

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