Tb 78 release

Walter L Schwartz WaltS48 at comcast.net
Fri Jul 17 12:32:59 UTC 2020


On 7/17/20 4:19 AM, Matt Harris wrote:
> Well the first of the tell us what you think folks has made it to 
> support. https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1295314
>
> To quote
>
>     So a new change in version 78 is that "Thunderbird will now ask
>     for OS account password before displaying saved passwords". This
>     is akin to a business or credit card company asking me for my
>     Social Security Number, in other words, totally unacceptable. This
>     is a deal killer for me, I'll never update to version 78.0 as long
>     as this "feature" is in place.
>
> So I though I would see what that was all about.  I searched 
> Bugzilla.  Nothing.
> A general Google search lists loads of copy and paste pages parroting 
> the release notes text,  but nothing on that expands on the statement.
> Was this a platform or Thunderbird change.  I have no idea.
> What does it really affect,  again I have no idea.  It sounds like yet 
> another thing I will be wanting to disable though!
>
>
As Wayne explained it is a platform change.

Unfortunately, it only applies to Mac and Windows users at this time.

Walt

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