Yevon

About me

Developer Information
Name Yevon
Location UK
User since May 27, 2017
Number of add-ons developed 0 add-ons
Average rating of developer's add-ons Not yet rated

My Reviews

Open Google Calendar

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

A lifesaver for me, now that Provider doesn't work for Google Calendars in v78.4! This works great for me.

I had to reset cookies as per this https://support.cdn.mozilla.net/hi-IN/questions/1310945 after "upgrading" to 78.4, in order to get my email to work again. So maybe doing that will get Open Google Calendar to work properly too. No guarantees but it's worth a try.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.5). 

Provider for Google Calendar

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Like others, I found that Provider stopped working in v78.4. Removing/reinstalling did nothing for me, nor did trying hide/unhide (especially as my Google calendars then disappeared and I couldn't add them back - just stuck on asking me to select calendars but not showing anything to select).

However, in case it helps anyone else, the Open Google Calendar extension https://addons.thunderbird.net/en-us/thunderbird/addon/open-google-calendar/ still works, and has been a lifesaver!

I mainly used Provider so I could easily copy/paste and amend entries in Google calendars anyway, and now Google has provided a Duplicate function (which also works in Open Google Calendar) not having Provider isn't such a great loss. I'd still like to be able to use Ctrl c and Ctrl v for Google calendar entries though!

Custom sync interval for Lightning Calendar

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Lightning only allows users to refresh their remote calendars (in my case Google calendars) manually, every 30 minutes or every 60 minutes.

These short refresh intervals and the inability for users to choose longer refresh intervals is not helpful because when a refresh takes place Thunderbird freezes completely, I can't even read my emails properly. If this happened every hour I'd go mad.

So, for years, I've resorted to just syncing my calendars manually from time to time, whenever I think of it.

Now this add-on has come to the rescue! Finally! After you install it and restart Thunderbird, when you rightclick on a calendar in Lightning and choose Properties, under the Refresh Calendar dropdown there is a new option (under Manually, Every 30 minutes and Every 60 minutes), called Custom.

Select Custom and now you can input the refresh interval you want for the calendar, in minutes, and it seems to allow very long intervals (in one case I've made it 2880 mins for a fortnightly refresh, for instance). You have to do this for each of your calendars, but you only need to do it once per calendar and then it's all sorted.

Wonderful! I've been wanting something like this for years. This is not a new issue, others have requested this feature, or at least the ability to choose refresh intervals every few hours e.g. 3 hours or 6 hours not 1 hour max, but nothing has happened with Lightning itself, so this extension is a real godsend. Now I can achieve a much better balance between too-frequent freezing and ensuring my calendars are automatically synchronised.