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Post Posted September 2nd, 2021, 3:39 pm

I realize that Sunbird was discontinued a long time ago, but I thought that perhaps
someone here could offer a suggestion nonetheless.

I installed Sunbird on Win 10 a few months ago and there is one feature that
doesn't work now strangely.

I can't set Repeat appointments.
When I check the Repeat box, the program won't accept the repeat appointment.

Any ideas?
Everything else seems to be working OK. *

Would anyone have a workaround?

*I spoke too soon.
There is another glitch.
Appt. reminders aren't working well.
They are reminding as much as 2.75 hrs. AFTER the appt. :(

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Post Posted September 3rd, 2021, 5:53 pm

This might be better in the Calendar forum, so I am moving it there.
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Post Posted September 5th, 2021, 8:30 am

MozillaMonkey wrote:I realize that Sunbird was discontinued a long time ago, but I thought that perhaps
someone here could offer a suggestion nonetheless.

I installed Sunbird on Win 10 a few months ago and there is one feature that
doesn't work now strangely.

I can't set Repeat appointments.
When I check the Repeat box, the program won't accept the repeat appointment.

Any ideas?
Everything else seems to be working OK. *

Would anyone have a workaround?

*I spoke too soon.
There is another glitch.
Appt. reminders aren't working well.
They are reminding as much as 2.75 hrs. AFTER the appt. :(


I kept Sunbird around for quite some time, but as SeaMonkey has Lightning, I found it not necessary to have a dupe. Same program to my mind.

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Post Posted September 5th, 2021, 11:36 am

Is Lightning a calendar app?
How much extra baggage will I need to bear with SeaMonkey?
Can I do a minimum install to get Lightning?

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Post Posted September 5th, 2021, 9:19 pm

MozillaMonkey wrote:Is Lightning a calendar app?
How much extra baggage will I need to bear with SeaMonkey?
Can I do a minimum install to get Lightning?


MozillaMonkey,

Sunbird and Lightning are one and the same, one built-in to SeaMonkey, the other standalone. Let me look at how to make sure you can run it in SM.

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Post Posted September 5th, 2021, 9:24 pm

Look here for instructions on installing lightning (from the release notes.

https://www.seamonkey-project.org/relea ... key2.53.9/
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Post Posted September 9th, 2021, 3:51 pm

ndebord wrote:
MozillaMonkey wrote:Is Lightning a calendar app?
How much extra baggage will I need to bear with SeaMonkey?
Can I do a minimum install to get Lightning?


MozillaMonkey,

Sunbird and Lightning are one and the same, one built-in to SeaMonkey, the other standalone. Let me look at how to make sure you can run it in SM.

Nick


Thanks Nick for helping out!
I have a great e-mail software that I have been using for 20 years now,
so there is no need for Thunderbird.

You mentioned Lightning standalone. Could you tell me where I can get this version?

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Post Posted September 16th, 2021, 9:26 pm

Well I bit the bullet, installed Thunderbird and now can't use the Calendar.
Nothing works.
Any tips on where I find out how to get it to work?

I did not set up an e-mail account because I don't need to use TB e-mail.
I just went straight to the Calendar part.

Thanks!

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Post Posted September 17th, 2021, 6:38 am

What version of Thunderbird did you install?

To use the calendar in 91.1.0 you need to create an email account.
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Post Posted September 17th, 2021, 4:54 pm

WaltS48 wrote:What version of Thunderbird did you install?

To use the calendar in 91.1.0 you need to create an email account.


Thanks Walt.
I have 91.1.1.

I was able to get the Calendar to work by closing the app and then re-starting it.
I actually didn't need to create an e-mail account for this.

But I ended up creating one anyway because I am having trouble importing my Sunbird calendar
and thought perhaps by adding an e-mail account it would help.

I'm still looking for guidance on importing my Calendar (I posted this in the TBird forum too).
I just figured it out (used .csv).

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Post Posted September 17th, 2021, 5:38 pm

Well that was pretty useless. :(

The .csv calendar file imported, but all the appointments are 3 hours later !!!
Talk about a bug!

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Post Posted September 18th, 2021, 4:34 pm

OK I bit the bullet once again and installed SeaMonkey.
I figured what have I got to lose?
Now I can't see how to get/install Lightning Calendar?
Any tips?
Thanks!

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Post Posted September 19th, 2021, 7:14 am

MozillaMonkey wrote:OK I bit the bullet once again and installed SeaMonkey.
I figured what have I got to lose?
Now I can't see how to get/install Lightning Calendar?
Any tips?
Thanks!


No need to install. It comes built-in with SM 2.53.9.
Check Add-ons and confirm it is enabled.
Open the Mail & Newsgroups window.
Click "Events and Tasks", then select Calendar.
It should open in a tab.

If you have a problem, see the Known Issues section about Lightning.

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Post Posted September 19th, 2021, 2:26 pm

WaltS48 wrote:
MozillaMonkey wrote:OK I bit the bullet once again and installed SeaMonkey.
I figured what have I got to lose?
Now I can't see how to get/install Lightning Calendar?
Any tips?
Thanks!


No need to install. It comes built-in with SM 2.53.9.
Check Add-ons and confirm it is enabled.
Open the Mail & Newsgroups window.
Click "Events and Tasks", then select Calendar.
It should open in a tab.


OK thanks Walt I've got the calendar working in SeaMonkey now.
However I am having the exact same problems with it as I do with
the Lightning calendar (Borders and appt. times 3 hours late).

*Note
Border problem fixed, 3 hours late still a problem.

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