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Post Posted October 2nd, 2019, 2:33 pm

Thunderbird 68.1.1 on Linux Slackware:

When dragging a message to move it to another folder, the background of the selected message title remains blue. This then prevents me to see the folder where I would like to drop the message. This is especially problematic when dragging more than one message at a time.

Is there a way to prevent the message appearing as a blue bar during drag/drop?

Cheers, Leon.
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Post Posted October 3rd, 2019, 5:24 am

Is this problem in part due to your changing the colors used by the folder pane?

The blue background color might be due to the color the default theme uses for highlighting selected text. If so, you can change that using CSS in the optional \chrome\userChrome.css file. The problem is whatever color you chose also needs to be useful in several other scenarios, such as selecting a message in the folder listing and still being able to read the contents of that line.

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Post Posted October 3rd, 2019, 5:59 am

BroX wrote:Thunderbird 68.1.1 on Linux Slackware:

When dragging a message to move it to another folder, the background of the selected message title remains blue. This then prevents me to see the folder where I would like to drop the message. This is especially problematic when dragging more than one message at a time.

Is there a way to prevent the message appearing as a blue bar during drag/drop?

Cheers, Leon.


Well, the folder does highlight when enough of the blue background covers the folder.

To change the blue background to a page icon, open Preferences > Advanced, click the Config Editor button and toggle "nglayout.enable_drag_images" to "false". That should bring back the normal page icon we all have known and loved for years.
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Post Posted October 3rd, 2019, 6:20 am


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Post Posted October 4th, 2019, 4:32 pm

WaltS48 wrote:Well, the folder does highlight when enough of the blue background covers the folder.

To change the blue background to a page icon, open Preferences > Advanced, click the Config Editor button and toggle "nglayout.enable_drag_images" to "false". That should bring back the normal page icon we all have known and loved for years.

Perfect! I browsed through the config settings but failed to identify which one to change.
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