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Post Posted July 18th, 2013, 11:07 am

Trying SeaMonkey for the first time (coming from ThunderBird).

One thing that I am not a big fan of is the teeny tiny green + beside an account to indicate it contains unread mail. I cannot see this on my laptop with squinting. Thunderbird changes the color of the name of the account making it very easy to quickly see which accounts have mail. This one "feature" is enough to drive me back to TB. I just can't handle having to open each and every account just to see if it contains new mail.

Is there a setting maybe that will change this?

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Post Posted July 20th, 2013, 2:43 pm

. I just can't handle having to open each and every account just to see if it contains new mail.

Is there a setting maybe that will change this?

no need for manual checking. Seamonkey can do it automatically; but you have to set it up, one time.

you can list in one folder, the New mail folder, all the new mail that there is anywhere
http://kb.mozillazine.org/Saved_Search
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Post Posted July 20th, 2013, 2:57 pm

uberzuber wrote:Thunderbird changes the color of the name of the account making it very easy to quickly see which accounts have mail.

You can create a userChrome.css style override for this:
  1. Locate your profile folder (C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\SeaMonkey\Profiles\random.default\).
  2. Create a new folder chrome within the profile folder (if it doesn't exists yet) and enter it.
  3. Create a new file userChrome.css in it with a simple text editor (e.g., Notepad).
  4. Put the following code into it:
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    treechildren::-moz-tree-cell-text(folderNameCol, biffState-NewMail, isServer-true),
    treechildren::-moz-tree-cell-text(folderNameCol, newMessages-true),
    treechildren::-moz-tree-cell-text(folderNameCol, specialFolder-Inbox, newMessages-true) {
      color: blue !important;
    }
  5. Restart SeaMonkey to see if it takes effect.
The first line colorizes the server/account entry, which is what you want; the second line addresses any folder with new messages; the third line addresses new messages for the Inbox folder only. You can exchange "blue" for any other color you like (e.g., Thunderbird on Windows should use #0000EE by default, which is a slightly darker blue).

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Post Posted July 24th, 2013, 7:58 pm

@rsx11m>> the blue works well to ID accounts with new mail in them. I don't know how long it stays, or if it lasts to the next restart of SM. We'll see.
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Post Posted July 24th, 2013, 8:38 pm

I think it shows the blue color for the account as long as you don't enter one of its folders and/or read one of the new messages. In contrast, the folders stay blue as long as there are still messages with "new" status around.

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Post Posted July 25th, 2013, 3:18 pm

Not necessarily true. I sent a new message to one of my accounts and left it as 'new'. The blue stayed as long as the client was still open. I closed the things out and when I opened it again, it was back to black. To me that means the message is no longer seen as being new. This is the same action as the star in TB. It goes away if TB is closed, then re-opened.
Having said that, the colored account name is a good thing for SM mail. Especially for us OF's that don't see that well anymore. So thanks for the code!
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Post Posted July 25th, 2013, 3:24 pm

Yes, the star probably follows the same set of rules as the colorization does. Closing the application also removes the "biff" icon from the taskbar, so that's consistent with the blue color being removed as well.

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Post Posted August 1st, 2013, 4:08 pm

howdy rsx11m,

is the folderNameCol item required? i left it out to see what it did and saw no changes ... what is it _supposed_ to do?

take care,
lee

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Post Posted August 1st, 2013, 4:42 pm

Hi Lee - not sure, I was simply following what Thunderbird does:
http://mxr.mozilla.org/comm-central/sou ... ne.css#220 (for qute/WinXP)

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Post Posted August 1st, 2013, 5:14 pm

howdy rsx11m,

i tried it with tbird, too. no result that i could see. i expected it to limit the effects to the "name" column, but even without the folderNameCol item, only the "name" column is changed.

oh, well, things are complicated ... [*grin*] thanks for the info!

take care,
lee

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Post Posted August 1st, 2013, 7:50 pm

That code works in both TB(2.0.0.24) and SM Mail(2.19) for me. But it only worked after the restart.
Just for kicks, I installed the latest TB and it works with it as well.
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Post Posted August 2nd, 2013, 6:23 am

Yes, in general user*.css changes only take effect after a restart (that's the only time they are read).

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