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Post Posted January 14th, 2017, 9:58 am

Please help me find the files that need updating. I am a non developer and do not know where these files/folders are that need updating on my Mac. I want to be able to read my message list more easily (messages do not have enough line spacing).

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Post Posted January 14th, 2017, 10:32 am

Just created new profile on my MAC through Terminal program. This may be a first step? Need help from here.

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Post Posted January 14th, 2017, 10:32 am

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Post Posted January 14th, 2017, 11:23 am

See http://kb.mozillazine.org/Thunderbird_3 ... ical_Space for how to change the padding between lines in a folder listing. userChrome.css is an optional ASCII text file that you can create in the chrome directory in the profile, and add snippets of CSS code to change what the user interface looks like. http://kb.mozillazine.org/Bad_Eyesight_-_Thunderbird mentions several other visual customizations. Don't overlook trying something as simple as changing the font and increasing the font size instead of changing the padding.

The KB articles default to using the menus available in Windows. See http://kb.mozillazine.org/Menu_differen ... x,_and_Mac for the differences. Tools → Options... in Windows is Thunderbird → Preferences... for example.

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Post Posted January 14th, 2017, 7:05 pm

tanstaafl wrote:See <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://kb.mozillazine.org/Thunderbird_3.1_-_New_Features_and_Changes#Gaining_Vertical_Space">http://kb.mozillazine.org/Thunderbird_3 ... ical_Space</a><!-- m --> for how to change the padding between lines in a folder listing. userChrome.css is an optional ASCII text file that you can create in the chrome directory in the profile, and add snippets of CSS code to change what the user interface looks like. <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://kb.mozillazine.org/Bad_Eyesight_-_Thunderbird">http://kb.mozillazine.org/Bad_Eyesight_-_Thunderbird</a><!-- m --> mentions several other visual customizations. Don't overlook trying something as simple as changing the font and increasing the font size instead of changing the padding.

The KB articles default to using the menus available in Windows. See <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://kb.mozillazine.org/Menu_differences_in_Windows,_Linux,_and_Mac">http://kb.mozillazine.org/Menu_differen ... x,_and_Mac</a><!-- m --> for the differences. Tools → Options... in Windows is Thunderbird → Preferences... for example.
Thank you very much. I just don't know where this file is or how to add it. I'm on a Mac and I've not seen instructions that have worked for finding this file. What am I doing wrong?

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Post Posted January 14th, 2017, 7:29 pm

It's an optional file, but it should already exist in the chrome subdirectory in your profile. "Help -> troubleshooting information -> show folder" should open Finder (or whatever file manager you use) at the profile. If Finder is configured to hide certain types of files you may have to disable that feature. The following is the contents of my userChrome.css file:

@namespace url("http://www.mozilla.org/keymaster/gatekeeper/there.is.only.xul");

/* hide toolbar for message pane, use instead of compact header add-on */
/* viewtopic.php?f=39&t=2928257&p=14117963#p14117963 */

#msgHeaderView {
display: none !important; }

/* http://kb.mozillazine.org/Pane_and_menu_fonts */
/* Global UI font - the leading '*' is not a typo*/
* { font-size: 12pt !important;
font-family: Verdana !important;
}


The first line is required. The rest is an example of the type of CSS snippets that you can add. The lines that begin with /* and end with */ are comments, and are ignored by Thunderbird. Most people find a KB article or a thread that describes how to do something, copy and paste a CSS snippet, and then modify it as desired. In your case you probably need just

@namespace url("http://www.mozilla.org/keymaster/gatekeeper/there.is.only.xul");

#expandedHeaderRows {
padding-top: 0px !important;
}

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