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Where is the about:config box in Thunderbird 17?

I have looked under the Tools Menu and it doesn't seem to be there.

Is there a way to bring up a URL box in Thunderbird I don't know about?

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    This Mozilla Support article on about:config says "In Thunderbird 1.5 or later, about:config is accessed via "Tools -> Options -> Advanced -> General -> Config Editor (button)".
    – martineau
    Dec 16, 2012 at 13:56
  • I found it but I am running on Linux and that info is outdated.
    – vfclists
    Dec 16, 2012 at 14:11

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I had the same problem just now. The menus are just too deep to get to it.

I just installed the ViewAbout add-on that adds an option to the View menu which allows you to display a number of the different about: windows including about:config.

I was hoping for a button (like the one that was in Toolbar Buttons - no longer compatible), but this is the next best thing.

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In Thunderbird 17 the installation defaults don't give a menu at the top, just a set of tool buttons.

On the right side of the Tool bar there is a button with 3 horizontal lines which 'Displays the Application Menu'. Click on that and select Preferences -> Preferences. Select the Advanced icon which should be on the right. The first tab is General and the Config Editor button wlll be on the bottom right.

It is confusing as there is a General tab selectable by an icon in the main Edit Preferences page. But after you click on the Advanced tab on the main Edit Preferencesthere is an additional tab set there, the first of which is General. That is where the Config Editor is

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    A screenshot might help future readers.
    – Karan
    Dec 16, 2012 at 18:31
  • Hm, I don't see a Config Editor in the General tab on version 17. Sep 3, 2013 at 2:06
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    @Vadi It is confusing as there is a General tab selectable by an icon in the main Edit Preferences page. But after you click on the Advanced tab on the main Edit Preferences there is an additional tab set there, the first of which is General. That is where the Config Editor is
    – vfclists
    Apr 26, 2014 at 7:03

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