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DJ Vibe
 
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Post Posted November 30th, 2017, 10:42 am

Hey guys, brand new to Thunderbird! :)

How do you add a profile pic? I don't see this option anywhere in the Account Settings, am I looking in the wrong place?

TIA

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Post Posted November 30th, 2017, 11:24 am

Select a contact in the address book , edit -> contact properties, select the photo tab and then use the browse button to select a jpeg image file. I don't know what the size/resolution limits are for that image but I'd expect it to be similar to avatars on web sites. Our web site limits a avatar to 100 pixels x 100 pixels.

You might also be interested in:
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/thunde ... act-photo/
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/thunde ... ct-photos/
https://freeshell.de/~kaosmos/morecols-en.html (adds many features to the address book)

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Post Posted November 30th, 2017, 11:26 am

You may find http://kb.mozillazine.org/Getting_start ... hunderbird useful since you're a new user.

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Post Posted November 30th, 2017, 11:57 am

tanstaafl wrote:Select a contact in the address book , edit -> contact properties, select the photo tab and then use the browse button to select a jpeg image file. I don't know what the size/resolution limits are for that image but I'd expect it to be similar to avatars on web sites. Our web site limits a avatar to 100 pixels x 100 pixels.

You might also be interested in:
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/thunde ... act-photo/
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/thunde ... ct-photos/
https://freeshell.de/~kaosmos/morecols-en.html (adds many features to the address book)


Sorry, I meant adding a profile pic to my account. is there anyway to do this?

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Post Posted November 30th, 2017, 12:02 pm

How Do I add ad-ons?

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Post Posted November 30th, 2017, 1:05 pm

http://kb.mozillazine.org/Importing_folders gives detailed instructions for how to download and install the ImportExportTools add-on. You should be able to use that to figure out how to do the same for a different add-on.

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Post Posted November 30th, 2017, 1:23 pm

OK I've installed display contact Photo,

I've gone to the preferences, where it says choose a default photo, I only see "Mozilla Default" as an option. How do I add more options?

thanks.

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Post Posted November 30th, 2017, 2:07 pm

Don't choose "Generic photo". Look at the radio button just below it and select "On this computer". That will let you use the Browse button to import a jpeg image file stored on your hard disk. That is using the built-in functionality. Get that working and setup before you start trying to use the display contact photo add-on to display one of the imported jpeg files when reading/composing a message.

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Post Posted November 30th, 2017, 2:16 pm

there does't seem to be such an option on the general Settings tab.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/hpch1fce0xvrd ... M.png?dl=0

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Post Posted November 30th, 2017, 2:43 pm

I have to say....

upon first impression this seems very un-intuitive. This should only take a few mins to set up. Hoping this client is more user friendly and robust once this is set up.....

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Post Posted November 30th, 2017, 3:30 pm

"there does't seem to be such an option on the general Settings tab."

You need to add the photo using the built-in feature in the address book first. That way there is a photo to select using the add-on. I had no problem adding the photo or installing the add-on, but the add-on doesn't appear to work. I bumped the maximum size photo it supports to make certain that was not a issue. It doesn't display the default photo for other contacts either.

Looking at the add-ons web page comments it looks like its broken. Sorry about that. The other one apparently still works, based on the comments. I haven't tried it since I'm using a userChrome.css to hide the headers in the message pane.

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Post Posted November 30th, 2017, 5:38 pm

Still nothing works :(

Should I remove Display Contact Photos and keep Contact Photo enabled?

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Post Posted November 30th, 2017, 7:26 pm

I'd uninstall the broken add-on. See if that workaround any problems with the contact photo add-on. I renamed my chrome\userChrome.css file so that it gets ignored, installed the second add-on and restarted. It works for me. You can chose different icons for contacts without a photo but unfortunately you can't totally disable it for contacts with no photo.

I've never gotten a message with a contact photo attached. I've seen support for it in various email clients but it was never clear to me who used it a lot. Is it something popular with OS X? I'm using Windows 10.

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