Archive for August, 2011

Thunderbird 5 GUI slowdown

August 12, 2011

I recently upgraded Thunderbird from 3 to 5. The graphical interface has a bit of a redesign, but it is horribly slow and unusable. Sad, because speed is the reason that I choose Thunderbird.

After googling for a bit, I found people messing with gfx settings so I decided to try. A few combinations of things didn’t work, and I eventually found something that did work.

So here’s my (non-default) option settings:
layers.prefer-opengl=true
layers.acceleration.disabled=true
gfx.direct2d.disabled=true
I bet one of those isn’t necessary.

It’s fairly snappy again!