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monoptn
 
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Post Posted November 26th, 2005, 4:19 pm

I view my newsgroup messages by thread. But when a new message is added to a thread, thunderbird does not make the thread appear in BOLD again. It does make the particular new message appear in bold, but that does not flow back up to the top message. So the only way I can tell if there are new messages within a thread is to expand the thread.

Is there a way to change this?

Thanks in advance for you help!

Jeroen p

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Post Posted November 26th, 2005, 4:41 pm

Thunderbirds default behavior is to underline the first post in a thread when there are unread messages, but (unfortunately) you only see this if the thread is collapsed. You can change this behavior with some settings in userChrome.css (in the chrome folder of your profile).

I have changed the "unread" behavior to make the first post light blue and italic when there are unread messages in the thread and underline the first post when the thread is collapsed. At the same time I changed the unread color to blue (instead of black). Here is the code I have in my userContent.css. Copy the code into your userContent.css and change where necessary:
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/*
 * Display unread messages in blue.
 */
treechildren::-moz-tree-cell-text(unread) {
  font-weight: bold;
  color: #3333FF !important;
}

/*
 * If this unread messages is selected, revert to highlight text color
 */
treechildren::-moz-tree-cell-text(unread, focus, selected) {
  color: HighlightText !important;
}

/*
 * On a collapsed thread, if the top level message is read, but the thread
 * has unread children, underline the text and make it italic and light blue.
 */
treechildren::-moz-tree-cell-text(container, closed, hasUnread, read) {
  text-decoration: underline;
  font-style: italic;
  color: #6666FF !important;
}

/*
 * On a expanded thread, if the top level message is read, but the thread
 * has unread children, make it italic and light blue.
 */
treechildren::-moz-tree-cell-text(container, hasUnread, read) {
  font-style: italic;
  color: #6666FF !important;
}

/*
 * If this collapsed or expanded thread is selected, revert to highlight text color
 */
treechildren::-moz-tree-cell-text(container, closed, hasUnread, read, focus, selected),
treechildren::-moz-tree-cell-text(container, hasUnread, read, focus, selected) {
  color: HighlightText !important;
}
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Post Posted November 27th, 2005, 10:24 am

Great, thanks for the help!

AppleGeek

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Post Posted October 6th, 2013, 10:14 am

I tried omitting and even replacing the "text-decoration: underline;" command with "text-decoration: normal;" but Thunderbird 24.0 still insists on underlining. Why is this? Thanks in advance.
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Post Posted October 6th, 2013, 10:17 am

AppleGeek,
Please.....check the date/s before posting to these old threads.
Thanks.

Start a new one in the support forum, stating your problem.

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