Show a flag/Alert/Note when an update is pending. It should display on the main page , maybe on the top bar. Not buried in a menu somewhere.
- Currently, the only way to know if an update is pending (that I'm aware of) is to go to HELP>ABOUT THUNDERBIRD. Not something you do often.
- Periodically, TB will be running crappy and learn to find an update is pending. Updating seems to get it running nicely again.
- This is the norm for many other software applications like OS's, Browsers and the like.
Background: Today my TB just plain stopped working. It would load the headers but not show the email. My spouse is complaining that the email on another PC was running poorly. When I checked, both had an update pending and needing restart. A lot of angst could be avoided by putting a flag on the main page when the update is pending like browsers and the OS does.