Thunderbird and Windows 8

Vincent el.cameleon.1 at
Fri Nov 9 13:17:51 UTC 2012

The problem is not only if Thunderbird runs on Win8, but also how it is
For instance it seems that:
- there is no special styling for Metro yet, so you'll get the Aero look
and feel
- There is currently no TB app for Win 8, so you don't see it on the Metro
Start page, and only if you switch to the familiar desktop environment
- there is no notification of new email on the icon in the start menu.

Is there any Win8 user on this list which could confirm these issues?

2012/11/9 Wayne Mery (d531) <vseerror at>

> On 11/9/2012 7:06 AM, Ludovic Hirlimann wrote:
>> On 11/9/12 12:30 PM, Wayne Mery (d531) wrote:
>>> On 11/9/2012 5:46 AM, Vincent wrote:
>>>> Hi gents,
>>>> We start to have more and more question about Thunderbird compatibility
>>>> with Windows 8. Is it officially supported in version 16? The
>>>> System Requirements
>>>> <**thunderbird/16.0/system-**requirements/<>
>>>> >
>>>> doesn't mention it...
>>> For the same reason, several days ago I asked the same thing in
>>> tb-planning "Windows 8 and Thunderbird".   But no reply :( Perhaps you
>>> will need to ping someone on IRC to get a response.
>> Do you have the answer for Firefox ?
>> Because if Firefox does - we do.
>> Ludo
> As mentioned in my tb-planning post, yes, of course Firefox does support
> Windows 8. But I don't believe it is a given that just because Fx does that
> we do too. And the fact that it's not in TB system requirements implies WE
> (Thunderbird) do not.
> Perhaps**show_bug.cgi?id=810271<>will correct this.
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