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After the latest batch of updates (11.10), Thunderbird was updated too. However, as can be seen in the screenshot, Thunderbird now defaults the Quick Filter Bar to icons-plus-words which also breaks the layout (look at the search bar to the right).

When I click on View, to uncheck and re-check the Quick Filter Bar option, it reverts to just icons, as originally expected. However, if I shut down down Thunderbird and launch it, the icons-plus-words appear and I have to go through the same process again.

How do I fix this?

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closed as off topic by Christopher Kyle Horton, Jjed, fossfreedom May 16 '12 at 18:57

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This question should instead be filed as a bug report, and as such is off-topic, thanks! Instructions on filing a bug report are here. – coversnail May 16 '12 at 7:44

If Thunderbird is not remembering your settings, then you may want to file a bug report so the developers know about the issue. If you already have a Launchpad account, just run ubuntu-bug thunderbird in a terminal and attach your provided screenshot (and maybe a link to this question) to the generated report in your web browser for reference.

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