Moderated Re: It happened again, cannot access Thunderbird alert

Gene Warner

I have tried a number of way to stop it from checking or notifying me about updates, but so far nothing has worked, the only thing I've been able to do is to turn off automatic updates.

All F6 ever gets me is a loop between the accounts and folders tree view and the message list.


On 11/5/2022 2:13 PM, Glenn / Lenny wrote:
I know that in browsers, when an update message occurs, F6 will get me to
it, I may have to F6 more than once.
I've never tried it in T-bird, I think I turned off updates in that program.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Gene Warner" <genewarner3@...>
To: <>
Sent: Saturday, November 05, 2022 12:36 PM
Subject: Re: It happened again, cannot access Thunderbird alert
OK, just now I got an alert to update Thunderbird, all I got was
"alert", then nothing more about the alert, so I used speach history to
read the whole message and got what keys to hit for each button, in this
case Alt+N for "Not now" and Alt+D for "Download update", but when I
return to Thunderbird to use Alt+N because I don't want the update,
Alt+N didn't do anything, so I used JAWS+Alt+W to virtualize the windows
and nowhere was the altert message found, the alert was gone, I suspect
that it was gone even before I used speech history to read it.
On 11/4/2022 6:03 AM, michaeel's mail wrote:
Hi Gene i some times get an alert from TB about junk mail warning i just
press alt n then space on the not junk button..

Not sure if that is your message.

cheers michael.

On 4/11/2022 4:45 am, Gene Warner wrote:
I know that, but if the alert has buttons that allow me to respond to
the alert, I can't do it from there.

That is why I am trying to find out how to get to the alert in
Thunderbird so I can have access to it's buttons.


On 11/3/2022 1:33 PM, Bill White wrote:
Hi, Gene. That's where JAWS History (JAWS key plus SPACE, followed by
H) comes in handy. You can see exactly what the alert said.

Bill White


-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of
Gene Warner
Sent: Thursday, November 3, 2022 10:26 AM
To: JAWS support list
Subject: It happened again, cannot access Thunderbird alert

It just happened again!

Immediately after sending a message there was an alert from Thunderbird
but seems to have immediately disappeared because I cannot access it by
tabbing around or using F6.

Isn't there any other way to get to these alerts so I can hear what it
says? All I ever get is "Alert!". I know its from Thunderbird because
when I go into the JAWS notifications manager, the alert from
Thunderbird is the last one listed. But I can't do anything with it from


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