Starting Mozilla® Thunderbird® in Safe Mode
Get to know more about starting Mozilla Thunderbird in safe mode
Mozilla Thunderbird is an open source cross platform developed and released by Mozilla foundation. This platform is for free and serves as e-mail and news client. This was released after Mozilla Firefox, which is a web browser. The first version was released in the market in December 2004. Thunderbird 3.0 is the latest version introduced by Mozilla. There might occur several issues with Thunderbird. In order to solve this, users can start in Safe mode. Safe Mode is a special Thunderbird execution mode; with the help of this, users can troubleshoot issues in Thunderbird. In Safe Mode, users can reset some settings or disable add-ons to prevent issues. Various items might be disabled in safe mode.
Following is information about ways to start Mozilla Thunderbird in safe mode:
- Reasons to Start Mozilla Thunderbird in Safe Mode
- Starting Mozilla Thunderbird in Safe Mode
- Tips to Fix Issues
Reasons to Start Mozilla Thunderbird in Safe Mode
Users might have to start Thunderbird in safe mode, in order to disable all unwanted extensions before it launches its application on the system. This method is capable of disabling such extensions that get into the system. Another reason to run in safe mode is to uninstall all sorts of add-on without the help of menu and dialogs in Mozilla Thunderbird. It also resolves some issues like locking up of Thunderbird while starting up, to avoid error messages, resets toolbars and controls, etc.
Start Mozilla Thunderbird in Safe Mode
In order to run Mozilla Thunderbird in safe mode users have to go through certain steps. For this ensure that Mozilla Thunderbird application is not running. For different operating systems, starting in safe mode is different. Then hit 'Start' button. Select 'Run' option and when the command box appears type "thunderbird -safe-mode" and click 'OK'. This might enable you to start Thunderbird in safe mode.
Due to some reason there might arise several issues while operating Mozilla Thunderbird in safe mode. Some issues that arise in safe mode are driver conflict; page loading issues, resource conflict, startup software conflict, etc. While running Thunderbird in safe mode only limited functions can be performed. In order to solve this exit from safe mode and run normally. Always ensure that proper Internet connection is available while using Mozilla Thunderbird.
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