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robwg
 
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Post Posted November 23rd, 2011, 4:38 am

When composing messages in Thunderbird 8.0 long attachment names are being truncated like this:

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It is possible to grab the splitter and drag it to the left to make the attachment list wider, but this has to be done each time a compose window is opened.

Is there is a userChrome tweak that will allow the list to resize automatically or maybe be set to a wider default width?

I've noticed that the ClassicReloaded theme seems to achieve this but I don't know how to work out how it's doing it so I might use it with the default theme.

Thanks

Rob

Bozz
 
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Post Posted November 23rd, 2011, 8:04 am

I can't figure out how the theme is doing it, but you can use this for the time being. Maybe someone else knows how.

Adjust width of attachments bucket.
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#attachmentBucket {
  width: 20em !important;
}

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Post Posted November 23rd, 2011, 12:17 pm

In TB versions 3.1.x - 7.0 only, this can be done using the Bindings method as described in: http://kb.mozillazine.org/Bindings
Unfortunately, in TB 8.0 this bindings method no longer work anymore. My guess is that some change in the back end TB code may be the issue. The Bindings code was originally provided by the Mail Tweak author who is no longer active on these forums. Thus, no one seem to know how to make it work again. I'd also be interested if anyone comes up with some other workaround.

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Post Posted November 23rd, 2011, 1:45 pm

Yes, the bindings for the attachment panes have been reorganized with 8.0, a lot of the old userChrome.css and userChrome.xml code likely won't work any more. I've added Bozz's code to the Attachment filename truncated Knowledge Base article.

robwg
 
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Post Posted November 24th, 2011, 2:35 am

Thanks Bozz that's a big improvement!

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Post Posted November 24th, 2011, 2:43 am

You're welcome.

Bozz
 
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Post Posted November 24th, 2011, 6:44 am

You guys want to test this with v8.0?. It seems to be working with v11.0a1.

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#attachmentBucket {
width: auto !important;
}
Last edited by Bozz on November 24th, 2011, 12:17 pm, edited 1 time in total.

robwg
 
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Post Posted November 24th, 2011, 9:48 am

I've tried this in v8.0 and it works great.

Thanks again Bozz.

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Post Posted November 25th, 2011, 6:06 am

Good deal. Glad it works.

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