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aarti_tare
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Post Posted April 20th, 2011, 3:26 am

Guest wrote:Thanks, this worked for me!

Marcollin
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Post Posted May 29th, 2011, 12:59 pm

Found an easier cure: simply choose «file-close» to close one of the windows.

Orion940
 
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Post Posted July 18th, 2011, 5:39 pm

Im running Ubuntu, MinimizedtoTray revived, the disabling and re-enabling that add on fixed it for me. Thanks..

O.

greatvanillasky
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Post Posted August 14th, 2011, 4:00 am

thnx for the tip. works fine! :D

AndrzejL

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Post Posted August 31st, 2011, 7:48 pm

Thanks guys.

I had the same problem with firetray addon on one of my machines under PCLinuxOS 2011.6...

Disabled addon. Restarted thunderbird. Closed extra windows. Re-enabled addon. Restarted thunderbird.

Now all is good.

Thanks again.

Andy

amomp3
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Post Posted September 7th, 2011, 12:34 pm

Thanks !!!

jawarters
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Post Posted September 14th, 2011, 1:42 pm

I also had this behavior without the Minimize to Tray option. I found I could eliminate the 2nd window by clicking on the Minimize button in the upper right corner, locating the minimized Thunderbird window in the Windows (XP Pro) Task bar at the bottom of the screen, right clicking on it and selecting Close. On restart Thunderbird only had one window open.

fkrahe
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Post Posted October 13th, 2011, 1:48 pm

Another thank you is never too much!

cybeRRunner
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Post Posted October 17th, 2011, 5:00 am

jivago_rey wrote:Hey I fixed it! In fact, there's only 1 instance of Thunderbird but two windows who try to proceed at the same time at startup.

I noticed there was 2x "MinimizeToTray Plus" icons in the taskbar. MinimizeToTray Plus doesn't exit the program so it is impossible to really get rid of that second window... Here's what I did ;

1. Disable "MinimizeToTray Plus" in menu "Tools/Add-Ons/"
2. Exit Thunderbird (Be sure that the process is not running)
3. Open Thunderbird (In my case, I had the same two windows problem the first time)
4. Now Thunderbird runs without the MinimizeToTray Plus add-on.
5. Close one of the window.
6. Re-enable your "MinimizeToTray Plus" add-on
7. Exit and restart

Voilà!

Somewhere in the registry I guess, the software remembered it has two Windows and MinimizeToTray Plus prevented me (the user) to close one of these. Hope it will work for you guys.


You saved my day :D

I like the addon very much, it saves precious taskbar space hijacking thunderbird's icon to the system tray: when I got the "2 windows" problem I suspected it was something related to the addon, but it would have been a shame if I had to remove the feature just to get back the 1 window normal behaviour.

Thanks for the solution, mucho appreciated.

Lizzzie
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Post Posted October 19th, 2011, 8:10 am

It worked wonderfully on TB 7.01 with minimize to tray revived, thanks a lot, you made my day [-o<

Akela_Graywolf
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Post Posted October 23rd, 2011, 11:12 am

THANK YOU!!!

jivago_rey

you are a great.

you have saved me from mental insanity

sijarvis
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Post Posted November 24th, 2011, 7:59 am

jivago_rey wrote:Hey I fixed it! In fact, there's only 1 instance of Thunderbird but two windows who try to proceed at the same time at startup.

I noticed there was 2x "MinimizeToTray Plus" icons in the taskbar. MinimizeToTray Plus doesn't exit the program so it is impossible to really get rid of that second window... Here's what I did ;

1. Disable "MinimizeToTray Plus" in menu "Tools/Add-Ons/"
2. Exit Thunderbird (Be sure that the process is not running)
3. Open Thunderbird (In my case, I had the same two windows problem the first time)
4. Now Thunderbird runs without the MinimizeToTray Plus add-on.
5. Close one of the window.
6. Re-enable your "MinimizeToTray Plus" add-on
7. Exit and restart

Voilà!

Somewhere in the registry I guess, the software remembered it has two Windows and MinimizeToTray Plus prevented me (the user) to close one of these. Hope it will work for you guys.


An even quicker way is to go to the MinimiseToTray options and to change the Minimise to Tray option to "When Minimising", then select OK. Close one window and it will close. Then go back to the options and set it back to your preferred option, e.g. Instead of closing. Then it goes back to working as expected. Saves you having to restart Thunderbird twice.

guest1234
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Post Posted December 5th, 2011, 9:11 am

Hi,

I had the same problem as some people here, two identical Thunderbird windows and no minimize-to-tray extension.
It took quite a while to get it: hit File->Close.

Too simple.

HTH

bysmarck
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Post Posted December 14th, 2011, 12:14 am

Thank you for this fix ! It worked perfectly !

Guest
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Post Posted January 6th, 2012, 12:27 am

Thank you jivago_rey,

i suspected Minimize 2 tray, but wasnt willing to get rid of it.

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