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Aris

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Post Posted October 29th, 2016, 6:10 am

CustomizeMyBird - Discussion Thread

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CustomizeMyBird v2.0+:

Github (download and changelog): https://github.com/Aris-t2/CustomizeMyBird/
ATN aka AMO: https://addons.thunderbird.net/addon/customizemybird/



CustomizeMyBird add-on offers ui tweaks to improve Thunderbirds appearance and usability.

Features
- Tabs: switch between default tabs and classic squared tabs (+ Aero blue colors)
- Tabs: custom height
- Tabs: custom border roundness
- Tabs toolbar: hide Lightning buttons
- Tabs and tab toolbar buttons: switch positions (Windows/Linux)
- Main menubar: above/below tabs toolbar (Windows/Linux)
- Main menubar: compact view (Windows/Linux)
- Mein menubar: Aero blue colors
- Main toolbar: compact view
- Toolbars: default colors / Aero blue colors
- Statusbar: hide status bar
- Quick-filter-bar: move below mail list (if visible)
- Attachments: move above mail content (if visible)
- Attachments: move buttons to start position (if visible)
- Main menu button alternative appearance: customizable colors, text, icons
- Add-ons Manager: alternative appearance (+ Aero blue colors)
- Add-ons Manager: compact view
- Add-ons Manager: show version number
- Toolbar buttons appearance known from 'Classic Toolbar Buttons'/'NoiaButtons' add-ons
-- classic appearance for menubar, tabs toolbar and main toolbars
-- custom border roundness for buttons on menubar, tabs toolbar and main toolbars
-- custom minimum height and width for buttons on menubar and main toolbars
-- custom icons: Thunderbird 1-3, macOS, dark, bright, Noia large/medium/small/tiny
-- icons: reduce icon size on hover
- Scrollbar settings
-- hide scrollbars / scrollbar buttons
-- custom size
-- custom opacity
-- background color/gradient
-- thumb color/gradient/roundness/border
-- button color/gradient/roundness

Compatibility
- compatible to Lightning
- compatible to Windows, Linux, macOS
- compatible to light and dark lw-themes (aka Personas)
- not compatible to complete themes

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CustomizeMyBird 2.0+ offers Thunderbird features from
  • NewScrollbar add-on (present in CMB v1.2) (current version on AMO won't be updated for Tb59+)
  • Classic Toolbar Buttons add-on (current version on AMO won't be updated for Tb59+)
  • NoiaButtons add-on (current version on AMO won't be updated for Tb59+)
  • Add-ons Manager - Version Number add-on (current version on AMO may still work, but won't be updated for Tb59+)

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FAQ/Help
How to get application button to windows top left position?
- move menu button to tabs toolbar (customizing mode)
- go to CMBs options page
- hit option "Tabs and tab toolbar buttons: switch positions"
- hit option "Main appmenu button: alternative appearance"
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Post Posted October 29th, 2016, 9:23 am

Nice!!!! Was gonna be snarky & ask what, no tabs not on bottom option, but................. no I won't! :D

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Post Posted October 29th, 2016, 3:15 pm

@Aris,

A couple of feature/option suggestions. First, switch the bar on the left of the Add-on Mgr. to dark like in Firefox. Second, re-add the add-on version to the display. Thanks.
Ray

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Post Posted October 29th, 2016, 3:40 pm

@Santa_Fe
Not sure what future versions will or will not offer yet. I was just sharing what already was ready.

@WildcatRay
You have an option to return to add-on managers original ui on CMBs option page (--> "Alternative appearance for add-on manager).
"Add-ons Manager - Version Number" can restore the version number on Firefox, Thunderbird and Seamonkey. I don't want it to make it obsolete on Thunderbird, since it was also made by me. ;-)

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Post Posted October 29th, 2016, 3:49 pm

Aris wrote:@WildcatRay
You have an option to return to add-on managers original ui on CMBs option page (--> "Alternative appearance for add-on manager).
"Add-ons Manager - Version Number" can restore the version number on Firefox, Thunderbird and Seamonkey. I don't want it to make it obsolete on Thunderbird, since it was also made by me. ;-)

Oops! I hadn't released that I had changed it to the light background from dark.

Added "Version Number" so that is now covered.

Thanks.
Ray

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Aris

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Post Posted October 29th, 2016, 3:53 pm

You did not change that option, it was active by default. ;-)

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Post Posted October 29th, 2016, 4:07 pm

Aris wrote:You did not change that option, it was active by default. ;-)

But, I was the one who installed CMB, so it was my actions that caused it. :lildevil:
Ray

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Post Posted October 30th, 2016, 11:18 am

Santa_Fe wrote:Nice!!!! Was gonna be snarky & ask what, no tabs not on bottom option, but................. no I won't! :D


The current option to move menubar above tabs toolbar for WindVista/7(AeroGlass) and Windows 8/10 will be changed to "switch positions of menubar and tabs toolbar" and also affect Windows XP, Window Vista/7 (non-AeroGlass) and Linux. In that case it will move the menubar below tabs toolbar. ;-)

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Post Posted November 4th, 2016, 4:43 pm

FYI: While in the Add-on Mgr., when I manually updated CMB to 1.0.1, the title changed from "CustomizeMyBird" to "null". I can't recall seeing other restartless add-ons have that happen when updating.

Closing and then reopening the Add-on Mgr., "CustomizeMyBird" was there, again.
Ray

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Post Posted November 4th, 2016, 4:58 pm

I will look into it.

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Post Posted November 4th, 2016, 11:25 pm

Nice addon for Thunderbird, just installed, looks neat, good for customization :D
Сделано в СССР

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Post Posted November 6th, 2016, 4:58 am

By activating CustomizeMyBird the Email Editor gets unusable because of white Text on white Background for the text windows (from, to, bcc and so on).
The only setting that is making sense is the tabs settings.
I am using Kubuntu 16.04 LTS and Thunderbird 45.4.0.
Thanks,

Aris

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Post Posted November 6th, 2016, 6:12 am

Post a screenshot.

Are you using a non-default OS theme?

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Post Posted November 6th, 2016, 12:27 pm

Preview of next version: http://i.imgur.com/Umgeb1n.jpg

- main menu button: alternative appearance
-- custom top color
-- custom bottom color
-- custom text
-- custom text color
-- custom text shadow
--> Move main menu button to menubars first position (if menubar is on top) or to tabs toolbar (if tabs toolbar is on top, select 'tabs and tab toolbar buttons: switch positions' option) to make the button look like CTRs Firefox application button in titlebar.

Note: CMB does not create a new button, it only customizes the default menubutton.
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Post Posted November 6th, 2016, 12:37 pm

Just installed 1.0.2. I also have Add-on Update Checker installed. The tooltip on it's tollbar button said there was an update for "null". When 1.0.2 installed, the title appeared as expected during and after the install.

Thanks, Aris.
Ray

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