Betterbird: Release Notes

91.9.0-bb31 "latest build" (13 May 2022, Build-ID 2022-05-13*, English and German on Windows only)

This version is not offered as an update. Changes will ship in the next release.

Fixed in this version:

FIXED - Various issues when using groups in complex search terms
FIXED - Lost threading when switching from a folder that had a multi-line view enabled

Fixed in this version (not fixed in Thunderbird):

FIXED - Various problems when saving the compose window as file - Bug 1676825
FIXED - Issues with folder subscription on servers using OAuth2 (Yahoo, etc.) - Bug 1759883

91.9.0-bb31 (30 April 2022)

Based on Thunderbird 91.9.0, release notes, advancing some fixes that Thunderbird isn't shipping yet.
We published a second build on 2 May 2022 to fix an issue with the complex search terms, see below.

Fixed in this version:

FIXED - Default buttons too bright on Linux with dark system theme - GitHub Issue #50
FIXED - External attachments in news feeds couldn't be opened - Backport error of Bug 1761973
NEW - Added en-dash (U+2013) to "Insert Character/Symbol" menu

Fixed in this version (not fixed in Thunderbird):

NEW - Search terms now allow for complex expressions by adding a group feature (with minor fix in Build-ID 2022-05-02) - Bug 297852
FIXED - Spacing and font size of "Insert Character/Symbol" menus in message compose window - Bug 1766404
FIXED - Status text sometimes displayed "null" - Bug 1766578

Still only fixed in Betterbird 91, will ship in TB 102 in June/July 2022:

FIXED - Saving the message source didn't work - Bug 1759911
FIXED - File name wasn't populated with saving attachment via double-click - Bug 1755592
FIXED - Display of symbol fonts (Webdings, Wingdings, etc.) didn't work - Bug 1756720 - Bug 1757897
FIXED - News folders which weren't open didn't receive unread message notification (highlight colour, yellow biff symbol) - Bug 1751160
FIXED - Ctrl+scroll wheel zoom did not work in message source window - Bug 1655244
FIXED - Issue with MS teams invitation in Google Calendar - Bug 1727061
FIXED - Saving a draft failed to delete temporary files under some circumstances - Bug 1751461
FIXED - Alerts in Activity Manager were missing timestamp - Bug 1717307
NEW - Re-established Enigmail's "decrypt to folder" - Bug 1693332
FIXED - Detached attachments weren't opened from original location but from temp instead (causing potential lost changes) - Bug 1761973

Features and fixes exclusive to Betterbird:

NEW - Multi-line view. View > Layout > Multi-line View On All Folders or per folder in the column picker
NEW - Header pane button customise restored - Bug 1556261
NEW - Quick Filter untagged messages - Bug 683809
FIXED - Global search in encrypted messages (needs to be enabled in preferences) - Bug 188988
NEW - Regular folder search and Quick Filter in encrypted messages - Bug 1562737
CHANGED - Windows systray tooltip now showing list folders with new messages - Bug 1721063
NEW - Context menu in a news message now includes "Open Message For ID" (message pane only, not in message in tab)
FIXED - New posts in ignored threads caused "phantom" unread messages. "Mark > Thread As Read" will fix corruption - Bug 799040
NEW - Preferences mail.addressDisplayAuthor and mail.addressDisplayRecipients (1 = name, 2 = e-mail, 3 = both) for message list display - Bug 697031
NEW - Showing file URL for detached attachments, correct size and strike-through for deleted files - Bug 1740956, Bug 1741093
NEW - Folder context menu now offers to set folder as startup folder (instead of last visited)
NEW - Add Recent menu to allow attaching recently used files (Windows only) - Bug 1560737
FIXED - Issues when dragging Windows shell link (.lnk) or folder to Write (compose) window - Bug 276869, Bug 524874
CHANGED - Activity manager opens in tab
FIXED - Attachments saved via double-click didn't get listed in the list of saved files (Ctrl+J) - Bug 1744709
FIXED - Copying NBSP replaced NBSP with regular space - Bug 359303
NEW - Ctrl+Shift+Space inserts NBSP now, also mostly fixes "automatic" unwanted NBSP replacement - Bug 532712
FIXED - Inserting links with spaces gave random erroneous results - Bug 1563452
FIXED - Repair Text Encoding didn't repair the subject - Bug 1739609

Not mentioned in the front page feature table:
NEW - Preference mail.openpgp.ignore_missing_mdc to allow display of attachments with missing MDC - Bug 1729221
NEW - Added preference mail.biff.show_for_server to optionally suppress biff notifications for server root folders.
FIXED - Subject change with "new subject (was: old subject)" didn't work - Bug 1680425
FIXED - All day events allowed time entry - Bug 1744442
CHANGED - HTML-only messages will no longer be sent to plain text recipients - Bug 1727493, comment #31
FIXED - Feed reader didn't tolerate any XML errors; now it will try fetching the feed as HTML as a fallback - Bug 1746749
FIXED - Couldn't drag link to new composition - Bug 1732903
FIXED - Couldn't drag image from message to new composition - Bug 1753331
FIXED - Moving multiple IMAP folders didn't work - Bug 589008
FIXED - Copying an embedded image didn't work under certain circumstances - Bug 1760365
FIXED - .startup-incomplete not deleted from profile - Bug 1762043
FIXED - Empty trash on exit not reliable, especially for flaky servers like Yahoo - Bug 1745205
FIXED - ... and a few more: Comma in detached file name (Bug 350825), Charset forward detection (Bug 1737245), Charset detection (Bug 1746695)

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