Along with the new Firefox 8.0 release, Mozilla has also released version 8.0 of its Thunderbird E-mail client, for Mac OS X, Windows, and Linux. The new version, which is based on the same new version of the Gecko rendering engine as Firefox, incorporates a number of changes, including:
- Add-ons installed by third party programs are now disabled by default
- New Search and Find Shortcuts
- Improved accessibility of the attachment list
As with Firefox 8.0, the first time you start the new version, you will get a dialog showing all installed add-ons, which will ask you to confirm the ones you want to keep. This is a safety measure to alert you in case another application has installed an add-on without telling you.
You can obtain the new version via the built-in update mechanism, or you can download a complete installation package, in a variety of (human) languages.