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    I had an extension in Thunderbird requiring a password to open the application. This extension is not compatible with the newest version I just installed in the last update, so I figured I would remove it. The problem is, I can't seem to get rid of it. I removed it from the extensions page within Thunderbird itself, and checked the extensions folders in .thunderbird/xxx.default/extensions and /usr/lib64/thunderbird/distribution/extensions and they're empty. But, every time I open Thunderbird it still asks me for a password (technically it opens about 7 or 8 duplicate windows all asking for the password). I tried opening Thunderbird in safe mode, same problem. Anyone know where else it might be storing extension information? Thanks.

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    Nevermind. I just did a rollback and locked the previous version to prevent it from updating since it's apparently impossible to remove that extension.

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    I also had some trouble with the latest Thunderbird, which also wrecked my ~/.thunderbird to the point that I had to restore it from my backup server after making a rollback to the previous version.

    Here's a suggestion to the OpenSUSE maintainer team. Maybe central applications like Firefox and Thunderbird should receive at least some basic attention before providing upgrades. I spent an unnerving hour yesterday trying to get my mails to work, and with Firefox or Thunderbird misbehaving, I can't help feeling like having to deal with an adult that still has to be potty-trained at odd intervals.

    Cheers,

    Niki

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    Quote Originally Posted by z2 View Post
    Nevermind. I just did a rollback and locked the previous version to prevent it from updating since it's apparently impossible to remove that extension.
    Does removing the extension remove the password from the file that stores them in your profile?

    I'm not sure if that file is key3.db, key4.db or logins.json, or a combination.

    Why did you need an extension when you can set a Master Password in Preferences > Security > Passwords?

    Did you go there, click "Saved Passwords..." to see if the password was there and delete it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by WaltS48 View Post
    Does removing the extension remove the password from the file that stores them in your profile?

    I'm not sure if that file is key3.db, key4.db or logins.json, or a combination.

    Why did you need an extension when you can set a Master Password in Preferences > Security > Passwords?

    Did you go there, click "Saved Passwords..." to see if the password was there and delete it?
    It's an extension I've had installed for years, probably before that option was available (although it may have been, I don't recall). It had never caused a problem until the latest update, so I didn't pay it much mind. I think the problem was that I need to enter a master password to remove it, but since I had already performed the update, that became impossible. I could probably remove it now that I'm back on the old version and then update to the new one. I may get around to it at some point, but the old version works just fine for now.

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