Thunderbird 60.0 : can't get to send Thunderbird in the tray [SOLVED]

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Thunderbird 60.0 : can't get to send Thunderbird in the tray [SOLVED]

Postby amnesix » 17 Sep 2018 12:38

I have had, for years, in Thunderbird the possibility to send Thunderbird in the tray (SolydX). I can't any more. I can't find where to configure this. This is annoying.

All the rest just works. :)

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Re: Thunderbird 60.0 : can't get to send Thunderbird in the tray

Postby grizzler » 17 Sep 2018 15:04

As far as I'm aware, this is handled by an add-on. Check the add-ons. Good chance you'll see a message about that particular add-on not being compatible with Thunderbird 60.0... :(

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https://www.thunderbird-mail.de/forum/t ... icht-mehr/
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Re: Thunderbird 60.0 : can't get to send Thunderbird in the tray

Postby Arjen Balfoort » 17 Sep 2018 17:39

I see that there's no update yet for FireTray:
https://addons.thunderbird.net/en-US/th ... ay/?src=ss
It hasn't been updated since 2015 and I cannot find an alternative :(

Bugreport: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1482674

Simple Locale Switcher is gone too...


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Re: Thunderbird 60.0 : can't get to send Thunderbird in the tray

Postby grizzler » 17 Sep 2018 18:02

Someone seems to be working on a replacement for a similar add-on:
https://github.com/nmaier/mintrayr/issues/188
https://github.com/ysard/mintrayr/tree/ ... bird_60%2B
https://addons.thunderbird.net/en-US/th ... eanimated/

There's also a mention of a native linux application called AllTray - a tutorial:
https://saravananthirumuruganathan.word ... stem-tray/
I haven't checked that out, though.
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Re: Thunderbird 60.0 : can't get to send Thunderbird in the tray

Postby amnesix » 17 Sep 2018 18:05

There is always alltray (in the repo), but it gets less and less usable with time. With Tbird 60.0, the only use is «undock», and there is no mail counter ...

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Re: Thunderbird 60.0 : can't get to send Thunderbird in the tray

Postby Arjen Balfoort » 17 Sep 2018 18:14

I've updated thunderbird-solydxk-adjustments.


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Re: Thunderbird 60.0 : can't get to send Thunderbird in the tray

Postby Arjen Balfoort » 18 Sep 2018 07:19

Since yesterday I'm using MinimizeToTray Reanimated (grizzler's third url) and that works ok for Thunderbird 60. However, there is no indication of unread messages, just a clickable icon in the tray.

According to the author this addon's future is incertain. The legacy code is difficult to read by others than the original developers. TB will follow FF with webextensions which are planned for TB 63. Things will change again by that time because of the use of new APIs.

I could add this addon to the thunderbird-solydxk-adjustments package but I'm not convinced whether this is worth the effort or not.


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Re: Thunderbird 60.0 : can't get to send Thunderbird in the tray

Postby grizzler » 18 Sep 2018 11:05

To be honest, I don't think it is. But that's just me and I've never used a minimize to tray type of add-on anyway. Just to remind myself why, I tried this one. Removed it again within minutes... ;)
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Re: Thunderbird 60.0 : can't get to send Thunderbird in the tray

Postby amnesix » 08 Aug 2019 07:06

Hallelujah ! xul-ext-firetray 0.6.1+dfsg-1.2 in Buster : My Thunderbird is finally whole again ! It lives and resides in the tray, and alerts about new mail. :)


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