I've been battling a problem for the last few weeks with Thunderbird 24.1.0. I have reinstalled 12.04.3 LTS 3 times now as that seems to be the only way to fix the problem. The problem... Thunderbird works ok for awhile (few days or so) then all of a sudden when I go to write an email in Thunderbird I have problems. The write window will come up and I am able to add recipients and a subject. When I go to type the message however nothing happens no text nothing. Also I use several made up templates to send emails out on. If I look at them in the template folder they are ok. But when I open them all the text and other things in the message area are gone and I can not type there either. I have searched and searched for the problem but have not found any matching cases. But it does seem that Thunderbird has been a problem of late. Just do not know where to start looking for the problem. Is it an update,video drivers, or perhaps an application I have installed? Just do not know where to start. I really need my email. Any help is appreciated.