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Post Posted August 6th, 2018, 4:56 am

Has anyone found an answer as to why calendars switch to "read only"?
Is there a way to turn off "Read Only"?
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Post Posted August 6th, 2018, 12:22 pm

ibewlu wrote:Has anyone found an answer as to why calendars switch to "read only"?
Is there a way to turn off "Read Only"?


What calendars?

The only "read only" calendar I have is Holidays in the United States from Google Calendar and I can't change it. Probably because I don't have permission and it would change it for everybody using it.

So who set it "read only" the provider or you? If it's a network calendar I would bet it is the provider.

To change it (if you can) right click on the Calendar, select Properties and remove the check mark for "Read Only".
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Post Posted August 6th, 2018, 1:17 pm

What calendars?
Lightning is a calendar.

So who set it "read only" the provider or you?
Lightning changed it.

If it's a network calendar I would bet it is the provider.
What provider?

To change it (if you can) right click on the Calendar, select Properties and remove the check mark for "Read Only".
I know how to change it, but Lightning changes it again.
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Post Posted August 7th, 2018, 6:58 am

Lightning is the extension that provides calendaring functionality in Thunderbird. Not a calendar. Those are in the Calendar List of the Calendar Pane. Home being the default.

How many calendars do you have in the Calendar List of the Calendar Pane?

I have five, 3 local and 1 network. Home, Bills, and Events are local. I am subscribed to Google Events and its Holiday calendar on the network.

So, what calendar in that list is read only on your system?

Do you have any other calendar extensions? Try disabling them and see if it helps.

What versions of Thunderbird and Lightning are you using?
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Post Posted August 7th, 2018, 8:16 am

Only one calendar extension.
I had 4 local calendars and I moved them to network because of additional computers that only I use and they stay online 100%. The problem has existed for years but I was hoping someone may have found a solution.
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Post Posted August 7th, 2018, 6:22 pm

Sorry, can't help.

Thunderbird 52.0 was released over a year ago on April 10, 2017, is currently at 52.9.1, which uses Lightning version 5.4.9.1, and Provider for Google Calendar version 3.3.

The current Thunderbird beta is 60.0b10 with Lightning 6.2 and Provider for Google Calendar version 4.4.1.

The current Thunderbird release is 60.0 with the same extensions.

You might want to update your beta, or switch to the release version.
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Post Posted August 7th, 2018, 6:27 pm

When Mozilla decides to stop screwing things up, I will update. Just because they don't know what they are doing is why I am still running Firefox ESR 45.9.0. Give control back to the user...
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Post Posted August 7th, 2018, 6:57 pm

ibewlu wrote:When Mozilla decides to stop screwing things up, I will update. Just because they don't know what they are doing is why I am still running Firefox ESR 45.9.0. Give control back to the user...


Yeah, okay.

When you learn what you are doing, you may get back control of your calendars in Lightning.

My experience is with Google Calendar, not any of the other network calendar options like iCalendar (ICS), CalDAV or Sun Java System Calendar Server (WCAP).

When you tell us what type of network calendars you have, and what you are subscribed to, maybe someone could help.

I only support the current versions, because I'm too lazy to install old apps, with old extensions and test them.

Who knows what's been fixed since that version which may solve the problem?

Lightning works for me in TB 60.0b10, TB 52.9.1, and TB 60.0 released yesterday.

A long list of new, changed and fixed items in the release notes. I know, I know, (GASP the world is ending) some extensions not marked as compatible by their developers won't work, but may if you change a pref.

https://www.thunderbird.net/en-US/thund ... easenotes/
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Post Posted August 8th, 2018, 6:17 am

The network calendar protocol I am using is iCalendar (ICS).

I am not subscribed to ANY network calendars other than Lightning's; I don't put information on the internet, that's why I don't even have access from my phone or use a cloud.
BTW: Thunderbird calls Lightning "Calendar" in about:config.

some extensions not marked as compatible by their developers won't work
Yea, this is my problem. I spent days writing code in Firefox setting up "MyButtons" and the next version that comes along kills them.
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Post Posted August 10th, 2018, 7:47 am

ibewlu wrote:..
To change it (if you can) right click on the Calendar, select Properties and remove the check mark for "Read Only".
I know how to change it, but Lightning changes it again.


It keeps changing back on my as well.

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Post Posted August 11th, 2018, 7:47 am

Well, the only way I can tell if another extension is causing a problem with a calendar is to create a new profile, configure the calendars only and see what happens.

If that works it is probably another extension causing the problem, or the profile is messed up.
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