Discussion about official Mozilla Thunderbird builds
I'll try to update soon, but I'm not sure where to look. Probably a new graphic or CSS changes were made in the default theme and I need to copy them over. I'll be away for a few days so I probably won't get to until later next week.
Thanks a lot for your work! IMHO the Tango icons won't make anything more usable or UX any better. It's rather graphical style of the late 90ies. So I'm very happy that you've found time to put in the 'old' icons into new TB3!
One thing that's annoying me is, that -with my TB3beta4 only the account icon in the folder pane gets the red asterisk/star/thing which signifies 'new mail'.
Neither do folders nor inboxes. Compare it with this image of TB2: http://lesliefranke.com/images/thunderbird2.gif
I'm using TB3 Classic 1.1.2.
Can you confirm this?
The new versions CompactHeader break the icons in the customization dialog. I am not sure what is causing this, but this might be the problem:
Some buttons are cloned from the main mail toolbar (you can recognize them by the capitalized starting letter). In bug 386007 the coding of the list-style-image for the toolbar buttons was changed: Now it is coded for each button separately and not - as before - for the whole toolbar:
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/attachment ... r.css_sec1
I cannot reproduce the problem with the "other actions button" reported here.
I really love the old theme, thanks for all the work you've spent on this.
The new theme is a pain, except for the 'Inbox' and 'Outbox' icons in the tree, which are much better than in the old theme.
The arrow for 'Outbox' in the classic theme isn't really clear.
Would it be possible to add the Inbox & Outbox icons from the newer theme as an option? What do the others think?
Updated to use latest default theme changes -- fixes issues with buttons in header pane.
Folder pane uses default Aero icons for Server, Inbox, and Outbox.
Thread pane uses default Star icon, since it's smaller.
Thanks, zamula. Looks good.
This is looking awesome, thanks.
Don't forget to update your preview screenshot for the theme manager in future.
I've got inconsistent star icons with 1.1.4. Notice in the below screenshot that the non-Local Folders account has the classic star (which I prefer) and the Local Folders account has the faint and hard to notice star.
If your preference is for the hard-to-see star icon, any tips on how I can customize my installation to make the classic star my default?
I only have the Local Folders account, and never even noticed the star icon for new messages before. In my opinion the Aero icon is sleeker than the old one, but I do see your point about the star being harder to see. For the next update I'll try to see if I can use the old when there are new messages (with the star), and the new icon only for the case where there aren't any new messages.
Of course any input from others is welcome as well.
@zamula: I extracted classic.jar and used IcoFX to take a look at classic\messenger\icons. The star versions are derived from the server.png file. They appear just like that in the image file. I wonder why Mozilla decided to have it that way. Looks strange, but that's how it is.
Doing what you were thinking of would probably require copying the other server.png to a new name and updating the CSS; however, I don't think it's worth bothering, because then you'd have the computer icon being inconsistent between new message and no new message.
Likely the best approach would be to edit the server.png file by cutting out the star with red border and superimposing it on the computer icon. If I get a chance to do this and it looks good, I'll post a link to the modified server.png.
Okay, so I couldn't resist and took a shot at a bigger star for the new mail server icon in version 1.1.5. C@rb0n, please let me know what you think!
Looks good to me. It's much easier to notice and is consistent with the other icons.
Thank you for making the update.
I guess this is really only ideal for windows 7/vista, not OS X? (Tiger)
Hmmm, time to search for old-school iconsets for OS X...
If you're looking for an OS X theme, you should browse the add-ons site. There you can find themes such as (most likely not yet compatible with latest TB 3 builds): https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/thunderbird/addon/9552 or https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/thunderbird/addon/6764
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