Thunderbird reading random numbers

John G Heim jheim at
Tue Jan 6 20:04:27 UTC 2015

I think you want to go into the View menu in thunderbird, go into 
toobars, and turn off the status bar.

On 01/06/2015 10:33 AM, Ryan Hughes wrote:
> So I was setting up Thunderbird and it started downloading all my
> messages from my IMAP server.  It seemed legit.  It was expected to take
> a little while.
> However, orca was giving me constant updates from the "Downloading
> message N of M" status bar on Thunderbird, no matter what application
> had focus, no matter what workspace I was on.  So if I started trying to
> type something else in the terminal, I wasn't hearing my keys echoed
> back to me because I had to wait to hear "eight nine thirty seven five
> forty one" a whole bunch.
> Is there some way to turn off that type of status bar thingy?  In my
> Orca preferences, it is set to give progress bar updates every 10
> seconds and its scope is restricted to the application.  Is there
> something else I should be doing?
> Would this be covered if I read some kind of "how to use linux blind"
> tutorial instead of hopping through random pages on the vinux wiki?
> Thanks.
> --Ryan
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