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Does not work with Ubuntu 7.10 and Thunderbird 2.0.0.12 (20080213). This is a real shame as I had become quite dependent on it.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.8). 

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I does NOT work with Thunderbird if TH is loaded from the ubuntu libraries (Synaptic PM). Only works with L 0.5 loaded from same library.
It DOES work, however, if you install TH directly from Mozilla, and then load L 0.8.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.8). 

Simply horrible v0.2 Not yet rated

I've outlined so many problems since the 0.7 release and the 0.8 release seems to address none of these issues!

While you can hied the mode bar which wastes space for two unmovable buttons that should be ONE button to toggle mode, this release is yet another UI fumble!

- You're not allowed to place the mode button(s) where you want.
- The side panel wastes huge amounts of space on my layout.
- Hardcoded colors ignore theme and make things unreadable.
- Redundant "Click here to add a new task" message when I have add task/event buttons in my menu bar.

I could go on and on but I'll attach a picture that outlines my biggest problems with the 0.7 and now 0.8 releases while I revert to 0.5.

Come on guys, can this crappy new UI layout!


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This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.8). 

Better but not great Rated 2 out of 5 stars

The ability to show the mini calendar in the 'today' pane is better than the miniday but this release, while it's getting better is still annoying.

For starters you can't change to the calendar view by clicking a day on the mini calendar, but worse still is you can't have the mode buttons anywhere but the 'mode bar' which is a terrible decision. I've ranted and complained about this for a long time but seriously, can ANYONE out there explain why it is either too hard or going to be a bad idea to let the user place the mode buttons where they see fit, like perhaps with all the other buttons, on the tool bar?!

There is sadly the issue of color as well, the lightning extension ignores system colors and assumes you run a bright UI. This however could be a Windows only problem. It creates eye bleeding contrast, unreadable fonts as it hard wires background yet WILL use system font in places, which means white back ground with white-gray fonts as my system colors are basically inverted.

The fact you can not integrate your 'today' pane/bar with the folders section as you used too is also a mark against it. This breaks up my layout unneededly and cuts into the columns viewable for sorting and dealing with email.

The functionality seems about the same as the last few releases with a few extras such as the displaying of the mini/day/calendar/none and the invitation thing, which gladly we the user can turn off. I've seen a few posts that read as if this also annoyed others but they did not realize they can get rid of it's ugly, stupidly placed non-sense.

In the end this calendar works, the core functionality is good, but it's UI design is terrible and very inflexible. Depending on how you work and your screen real estate this might not be a problem. If you hated all the releases after 5, keep on skipping releases because this one has most the core gripes I've had since R5.5

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.9). 

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Warning: does not work on Linux x86_64. WHere can we find a build for x86_64?

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.8). 

Lightning 0.8 Rated 1 out of 5 stars

In Windows Thunderbird 2.0.0.12 with ReminderFox addon, the latest version of Lightning causes the status bar at the bottom of window to be hidden, and the resizing of various window panes to fail. Please fix this, as earlier versions of Lightning did exhibit such behavior.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.8). 

Thanks for .8 Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Task functionality is great. I like the additions to the events (reminder icon)... Event list at the top and the search are great features as well.

And an many thanks for the drop and drag email to create events. Seems like a small thing but you just saved me an hour a week.

Looking forward to .9

thanks again.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.8). 

Still can't move Today Pane Not yet rated

I thought for sure the next release following 0.7 would give back the ability to relocate the Today Pane back to the left hand side, underneath my folders, like we were able to do in 0.5. Unfortunately, it appears this function is still not back.

I like the add-on, but I need two features added back before I can recommend it:
1) ability to move the Today Pane to the left hand side under the folders window.
2) ability to show a small month calendar in the Today Pane by default, rather than having to click on the pane and selecting the calendar.

Please bring back these features.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.8). 

Lightning 0.8 trashed my T-Bird's window configuration Rated 1 out of 5 stars

BE AFRAID. Be VERY afraid!!!

CON: I was using 0.7 Today Auto-Update told me 0.8 was available, so I installed it. BIG MISTAKE!!!

I lost:
1) the Task Bar at the bottom of the Thunderbird window

2) the ability to scroll all of the way to the bottom of my Local Folders in the All Folders frame, if I have T-Bird in less than Full-screen.

3) the Mode buttons at the bottom of the All Folders frame.

I uninstalled L-0.8 and everything, listed above, came back.

So I tried to revert to Lightning 0.7
When I installed 0.7, I was informed that my Lightning data had been converted for use with a newer version and was no longer compatible with 0.7, so 0.7 would be disabled. I tried to enable 0.7 anyway, but no buttons or options could be found.

Somebody didn't test L-0.8 very well!!!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.8). 

This is great Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Don't listen to some of the other reviews. I have lightning working on both vista and ubuntu machines. It works flawlessly. If you use the provider for google networks addon for this you need to use a nightly build of the gdata (provider) addon found at http://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/calendar/lightning/nightly/latest-mozilla1.8/windows-xpi/
for it to work until version 0.4 of the provider for google is released.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.8). 

Works on Vista 64-bit Not yet rated

..for me. AJRAN, what issues are you having?

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.7). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Works Get with Vista ... Outlook is now dead on my machine... Five Stars

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.7). 

Hopeful about the future... Rated 4 out of 5 stars

We have been testing Lightning v0.7 with Thunderbird 2.0.0.12 (20080213), and apart from a few missing features, it works great! The ability to extend and tweek our e-mail client with add-ons like this is one of the main reasons we have used Firefox, Thunderbird and others for years (the other reason being security). Several reviewers have discussed using it as a replacement for e-mail + Palm desktop 4.x, which is exactly what I want. When FT search and better task management show up in v0.8, we'll be really excited (saving a 5 star rating for then). Would be interested in hearing what other users who have moved from Palm to Th/Ln combo have to say.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.7). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Works fine with Vista. I also use it with BirdieSync to link with my windows PDA to get full use out of it.

I use Outlook at work and lightening works seamlessly with that for setting up of meeting requests etc.

Awesome addon.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.7). 

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

ajran: I am running it on Vista 64-bit. Only issues I have right not are .csv imports did not work for me, and I can not yet see where to add labels.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.7). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Works great so far. Installed on 3 Vista PC's, and no problems!!!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.7). 

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

It does NOT work on Ubuntu 7.10 Linux and with Thunderbird version 2.0.0.12 (20080227)

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.7). 

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

I absolutely love Lightning!!!! However, it doesn't work with Vista which is both disappointing and highly missed!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.7). 

Hummble Bee Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Lighting works well with google calendar. Super!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.7). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This is great, works and looks very nice! I highly recommend it for everyone!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.7).