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Post Posted January 22nd, 2005, 8:54 am

The address window takes up a lot of space and I can,t find a way to limit it without obscuring the subject bar. Also I don't see the need for the 'from' bar at all.


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Post Posted January 22nd, 2005, 9:12 am

There were a couple other threads on this topic but I don't think they had any workarounds. Try using the search link to the right ======>

The from bar becomes a drop down list box if you use multiple identities. ... Identities

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Post Posted January 22nd, 2005, 5:02 pm

My Compose window tweaks.


Part. 1) Adjust the number of To: lines.
Part. 2) Compose window tweaks.

Part. 1)
Credits to 'ausdilecce'

1)shut down TB
2) extract the file called 'messengercompose.xul' from mail.jar ( jar files are simply zip files ) and BE SURE TO extract to the root directory of your drive AND 'use folder names' when extracting 'messengercompose.xul' should then exist on your hard drive in this location

c:\content\messenger\messengercompose\messengercompose.xul ( if the root drive you chose was c: )

3) then edit that file and look for this block of text

<listbox id="addressingWidget" flex="1" seltype="multiple" rows="4"
onkeydown="awKeyDown(event, this)"
onclick="awClickEmptySpace(event.originalTarget, true)">

4) and change the rows="4" to rows="2" thusly

<listbox id="addressingWidget" flex="1" seltype="multiple" rows="2"
onkeydown="awKeyDown(event, this)"
onclick="awClickEmptySpace(event.originalTarget, true)">

*credits to 'kyou' for finding the next line thats stops the To field from flexing
when adding attachments. Change "4" to "2" as well.

<listbox seltype="multiple" id="attachmentBucket" flex="1" rows="4"

5) then add that file back into the mail.jar file PRESERVING THE FOLDER PATH...
6) once you added the file back into the mail.jar.. make SURE you dont now have two messengercompose.xul files, one with a path and one without.. you should have ONLY ONE with a path, that has a file date of the day you are doing this.

To get exactly 2 lines and not ~2.4 lines, add this to userchrome.css.
Adjust the px if needed.

#MsgHeadersToolbar {
min-height: 112px !important;

I use 25px with an 800 x 600 display with the other changes to
the Compose window.

Part. 2) Compose window tweaks...userchrome.css.

/*---Compose Window tweaks---*/

/* Reduce the mail compose address window height...
apply this along with mail.jar hack to adjust for flex */
#MsgHeadersToolbar {
min-height: 26px !important; }

/* Removes From: label */
#addresses-box hbox > label[control="msgIdentity"]
{ display: none !important; }

/* Removes the From address box */
#msgIdentity { display: none !important; }

/* Space between Format bar & Subject */
{ max-height: 100px !important; }

/* Remove the Attachments splitter, label
and size the pane */
{ display: none !important; }
{ width: 125px !important;
-moz-appearance: none !important;
background-color: #EDEDED !important; }

/* Format bar tweaks */
#ParagraphSelect, #FontFaceSelect,
#ParagraphPopup, #FontFacePopup
{ -moz-appearance: none !important;
background-color: #C0C0C0 !important; }

#FontFacePopup {
-moz-appearance: none !important;
max-height: 330px !important; }

#popup-internal-box, scrollbar[orient=vertical]
{ -moz-appearance: none !important;
background-color: #C6C6C6 !important;
max-width: 15px !important; }

#InsertPopupButton { display: none !important; }

/* Contacts Sidebar tweaks (see Other id's below) */
#abContactsPanel vbox > label,
#abContactsPanel #searchInput,
#abContactsPanel #ccButton
{ display: none !important; }

#sidebar-title { max-height: 16px !important; }
#abContactsPanel separator { height: .2px !important }

#addressbookList {
-moz-appearance: none !important;
background-color: #C0C0C0 !important;
max-height: 22px !important; }
{ background-color: #C0C0C0 !important; }

#abResultsTree > treechildren
{ background-color: #EDEDED !important; }

#sidebar { min-width: 150px;
max-width: 152px !important; }
#sidebar-splitter { min-width: 0px !important;
max-width: 4px !important; }

/* Hide Contacts Sidebar scrollbar_still scrollable with mouse wheel */
#abResultsTree, scrollbar[orient=vertical] { width: 0px !important; }

/* Other id's for Contacts side bar tweaks for reference
#abContactsPanel separator, #abContactsPanel vbox > label, #abContactsPanel #searchInput, #abContactsPanel #toButton, #abContactsPanel #ccButton {
display: none !important;
#abResultsTree > treechildren, #sidebar-title, #addressbookList,
#abContactsPanel #searchInput, #abResultsTree
{ font-size: 12pt !important; }
#abContactsPanel vbox > label
{ font-size: 11pt !important; }
#abContactsPanel hbox
{ font-size: 11pt !important; }*/

/*---End of Compose Window tweaks---*/


Post Posted November 11th, 2011, 5:12 am

Any current way to do this in TB 8 ???


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Post Posted November 11th, 2011, 5:20 am

Please...Start a new thread & leave these oldies to R.I.P.
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