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Mozilla Thunderbird is available for use on Linux and Solaris workstations. Extra steps are needed to run Thunderbird on Solaris.

Linux

  • Run Thunderbird from the graphical menu or /opt/thunderbird/thunderbird from the command line

Solaris

Access from Command Line

  • Type the command
    /usr/bin/thunderbird

Access from Java Desktop System

  • Right-click on the GNOME panel (close enough windows if there is empty space in your panel).
  • Highlight the "Add to Panel" menu item and click "Launcher..." in the sub-menu.
  • For the Name, type in: Thunderbird
  • For the Generic name, type in: Thunderbird
  • For the Command, type in: /usr/bin/thunderbird
  • Click the Icon squre (it will say No Icon by default)
  • In the new icon selection window, type: /usr/lib/thunderbird/icons/mozicon50.xpm
  • Click the OK button. The icon selection window will close.
  • Click the OK button. The Create Launcher window will close.
  • Adjust the location of the Thunderbird icon as needed in your GNOME panel by dragging and dropping.