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    Thunderbird Email won't start

    HI I have been finally figured out on how to use thunderbird and it works good but the thing is whenver I want to start thunderbird I always have to go to terminal and say sudo thunderbird and if I close terminal thunderbird closes too

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    Re: Thunderbird Email won't start

    Did you install Thunderbird with the Software Center or apt-get? Or did you use some other method?

    What happens if you open a terminal and just enter "thunderbird"? What error message do you get?

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    Re: Thunderbird Email won't start

    You should certainly not need to, and it is not very secure to run thunderbird as root, using sudo.
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    Re: Thunderbird Email won't start

    Don't you have a mail icon in the panel?

    And when you launch thunderbird fron the terminal doesn't an icon show up in the launcher bar?

    If it does, right click your mouse on the new icon and select lock to launcher.
    Or with keyboard use alt + F1 and the down arrow to go down the launcher, then right arrow to
    open the quicklist and, again, select lock to launcher.
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    Re: Thunderbird Email won't start

    To expand a little on deadflowr's comment, if it's in the panel, when you click on it (assuming you are using unity) does it glow off and on and then nothing happens?

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