MozillaZine

Starting Thunderbird minimised

User Help for Mozilla Thunderbird
Tom1415
 
Posts: 9
Joined: October 11th, 2017, 11:57 am

Post Posted November 16th, 2017, 1:55 pm

I have Thunderbird 52.4.0 running under Win 10 (64 bit) with Fall Creators Update.

Following on from my recent questions, is it possible to run Thunderbird to start minimised? I cannot see how to do this.

I have created a Thunderbird shortcut on my Desktop and, in Properties, set it to Run Minimised. It still opens full screen. I have also tried putting -minimised after the Thunderbird path in Target and, again, it fails to run minimised.

tanstaafl
Moderator

User avatar
 
Posts: 44005
Joined: July 30th, 2003, 5:06 pm

Post Posted November 16th, 2017, 9:07 pm

https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/doc ... ne_Options mentions a -tray command line option but its not clear whether Thunderbird supports that. Try it.

You could also try the MinimizeToTray revived add-on at https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/thunde ... y-revived/

Tom1415
 
Posts: 9
Joined: October 11th, 2017, 11:57 am

Post Posted November 17th, 2017, 3:30 pm

Thnks for the reply. Unfortunately, neither of these seem to work.

I tried Run with thunderbird -maximise, thunderbird -maximize & thunderbird -tray. All three opened Thunderbird maximised.

Minimize to Tray Revised says that it only works up to Thunderbird Ver 50.

tanstaafl
Moderator

User avatar
 
Posts: 44005
Joined: July 30th, 2003, 5:06 pm

Post Posted November 17th, 2017, 11:21 pm

What version an add-on says it supports is frequently outdated, since there is little incentive for an author to bump the max version number stored in the add-ons manifest and resubmit very time there is a new major version. In fact, many of the add-ons that only support up to version 3.1 will work if you install an add-on to disable version checking.

The add-on web page has a comment posted yesterday praising it, so I suspect it works with the current version. There were a couple of comments about it no longer working with Linux but I assume you're using Windows.

Tom1415
 
Posts: 9
Joined: October 11th, 2017, 11:57 am

Post Posted November 22nd, 2017, 2:04 pm

Having taken on board your comments, I've tried an Add-On, FireTray, https://addons.mozilla.org/en-gb/thunde ... /firetray/ that seems very similar to MinimizeToTray Revisted, including the need to increase the version. It seems to be doing the trick.

Return to Thunderbird Support


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot], Google [Bot] and 6 guests