Thunderbird 5 GUI slowdown

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:
I bet one of those isn’t necessary.

It’s fairly snappy again!


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