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Post Posted September 21st, 2003, 2:42 pm

I've created a tiny tool for minimizing Thunderbird to the system tray (Windows only). Everyone who is interested is encouraged to give it a try...

http://www.protonfx.com/download/thundertray08.zip

Note: points to version 0.8, original/edited post pointed to:
- Version 0.6, http://www.protonfx.com/download/thundertray06.zip
- Version 0.7.5, http://www.protonfx.com/download/thundertray075.zip
- Version 0.7.6, http://www.protonfx.com/download/thundertray076.zip
- Version 0.7.7, http://www.protonfx.com/download/thundertray07.zip
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Post Posted September 21st, 2003, 2:54 pm

Hmm, I may have found a slight problem with your extension, dfx. Try this: Click the "Write" button in Tbird, then close the window that comes up and minimize Thunderbird. Then, double-click the envelope icon in the system tray. I'm getting an empty window that says Compose: (no subject). Anyone else getting this?

EDIT: Oops, I guess this is in your list of known issues. Nevermind.

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Post Posted September 21st, 2003, 3:09 pm

The_Drake wrote:EDIT: Oops, I guess this is in your list of known issues. Nevermind.


Well, I didn't write it down in that much detail, nor did I know it would be a problem with the New Mail window, but that was basically what I meant indeed. I will look into this problem ASAP
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Post Posted September 21st, 2003, 3:28 pm

I've fixed the problem. You can find the new version at the same location. New version number is 0.6a (internally 0.6.1).

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Post Posted September 21st, 2003, 3:41 pm

dfx wrote:I've fixed the problem. You can find the new version at the same location. New version number is 0.6a (internally 0.6.1).


Great! Thanks! :D

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Post Posted September 21st, 2003, 4:15 pm

I just noticed that this doesn't fix the problem in all cases. For some weird reason TBird keeps the "Compose" window open (albeit hidden) in the background after it is closed and this confuses the hell out of Thundertray. Anyways, everything should work fine if you start Thundertray before running Thunderbird. Or, better still, start Thunderbird with Thundertray....

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Post Posted September 21st, 2003, 6:37 pm

woooot

been waiting for that for a looooong time now!

that's great, thanks so much :)

but.. err.. pink icon ?

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Post Posted September 21st, 2003, 7:11 pm

jeanjean wrote:but.. err.. pink icon ?


Yeah, I know beggers can't be choosers, but I think a greyed-out icon would be a little more appropriate when it's inactive than the pink one. Just a suggestion.

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Post Posted September 22nd, 2003, 3:51 pm

Please make one for Firebird

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Post Posted September 23rd, 2003, 9:17 am

yes, been waiting for this, thanks :)
now i can keep my tbird running 24/7

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Post Posted September 26th, 2003, 11:32 am

up until now I was using Trayer (was freeware now shareware) to tray Thunderbird with great results. I tried Thundertray and was ready to convert 100% until I noticed that I wasnt gettin any new mail notice in the sys tray, the way I was in the past... If I run tbird standalone or with the Trayer utility, it appears. Can this be fixed?

Thanks!
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Post Posted September 26th, 2003, 12:31 pm

tphank wrote:up until now I was using Trayer (freeware) to tray Thunderbird with great results. I tried Thundertray and was ready to convert 100% until I noticed that I wasnt gettin any new mail notice in the sys tray, the way I was in the past... If I run tbird standalone or with the Trayer utility, it appears. Can this be fixed?

Well, this shouldn't happen. I will investigate the problem. Has anyone else got the same problem?

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Post Posted September 26th, 2003, 1:33 pm

BTW,Win2k SP 4.
The trayer software was freeware, but the latest version is shareware...

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Post Posted September 27th, 2003, 2:54 am

dfx wrote:
tphank wrote:up until now I was using Trayer (freeware) to tray Thunderbird with great results. I tried Thundertray and was ready to convert 100% until I noticed that I wasnt gettin any new mail notice in the sys tray, the way I was in the past... If I run tbird standalone or with the Trayer utility, it appears. Can this be fixed?

Well, this shouldn't happen. I will investigate the problem. Has anyone else got the same problem?


I get sound but no popup from the system tray and no new mail icon in the system tray. Using Win2000 with sp4.

Thanks for your effort in creating this.

Steve

EDIT: Doing a test for the above after first installing Thundertray I did get this problem but subsequent auto download of mail had all notifications working. I dont know...

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Post Posted September 27th, 2003, 3:55 am

Well, I can imagine that it may happen when starting Thundertray while Thunderbird is already running. It should not happen when Thundertray is started before Thunderbird. But then again, it might be a bug. I'm trying to reproduce the problem...

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