How can I restore the font editing bar in Thunderbird?

William E Miller August 4, 2011
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The bar immediately above the text area where one changes fonts, sizes, colors, italics, underline etc. in Thunderbird is missing. How can I restore it?

  1. Tina
    August 4, 2011 at 5:03 pm


    which version of Thunderbird are you running?

    I just upgraded to Thunderbird 5, so that's what I will refer to.

    When you compose an email, you can launch the 'Formatting Bar' by going to > View and putting a checkmark next to 'Formatting Bar'. This is the > View menu in the window for your new email, not the main Thunderbird window.

    Please let us know whether this worked for you. Thanks!