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[SOLVED] Thunderbird 60 Minimize to Tray

Post by mint-me » Tue Oct 16, 2018 12:08 am

After updating to Thunderbird 60 today, the extension Firetray was disabled, it has worked ok for a long time to allow minimizing of Thunderbird to tray, but no more.
As an alternative I tried the linux application called "alltray" but it did not work properly - when clicking close button Thunderbird exited instead of going to tray.
There is a Thunderbird extension called MinimizeToTray Reanimated which looks like it would work, but have security concerns as the page states:

This add-on has not been reviewed by Mozilla

and for permissions:

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Warning
Some add-ons ask for permission to perform certain functions. Since you’re in control of your Firefox, the choice to grant or deny these requests is yours.
Please note this add-on uses legacy technology, which gives it access to all browser functions and data without requesting your permission.

Any suggestions?
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Re: Thunderbird 60 Minimize to Tray

Post by premier69 » Wed Oct 17, 2018 6:16 am

BUMP

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Re: Thunderbird 60 Minimize to Tray

Post by Appoloin » Wed Oct 17, 2018 7:07 am

I couldn't get this to work, extension doesn't show in the addon list and options menu doesn't do anything.

I've being playing with mailnag. Using google to download the emails from my other accounts, setting mailnag and thunderbird to access the single gmail account using IMAP. This gets the new email number back into the system tray and removes a race condition that occurs if you use pop, but there's too many folders in thunberbird for my liking. I'm trying to tidy the folder structure using unified folders or saved searches but it's not there yet.

As for "Hide on close", my panels auto hide if any window covers them so I just have to remember to hit the minimize button and not the close one.

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Re: Thunderbird 60 Minimize to Tray

Post by Appoloin » Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:16 am

The extension "Hide Caption Titlebar Plus" can override the close button, so Thunderbird will minimize instead.

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Re: Thunderbird 60 Minimize to Tray

Post by mint-me » Thu Oct 18, 2018 9:06 pm

I just got Firetray working again!

Thunderbird user JokeRTrG on Oct. 18, 2018 posted a a tip on the review page which works.

For TB 60.
git clone https://github.com/firetray-updates/FireTray
cd FireTray/src
make build
ls ../build-*/*.xpi # <-- your xpi, ready to be installed

I don't use git, so just visited the page https://github.com/firetray-updates/FireTray
Downloaded the zip file, right-click extracted it
Used the Terminal command: cd ExtractedDirectory/FireTray/src
followed by command: make build
then navigate UP one directory to find "build-" directory which contains the file firetray-0.6.1.xpi
click and drag it to Addons page in Thunderbird, click ok and restart

Works fine.
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Re: Thunderbird 60 Minimize to Tray

Post by leicai » Fri Oct 19, 2018 3:40 am

mint-me wrote:
Thu Oct 18, 2018 9:06 pm
I just got Firetray working again!

Thunderbird user JokeRTrG on Oct. 18, 2018 posted a a tip on the review page which works.

For TB 60.
git clone https://github.com/firetray-updates/FireTray
cd FireTray/src
make build
ls ../build-*/*.xpi # <-- your xpi, ready to be installed

I don't use git, so just visited the page https://github.com/firetray-updates/FireTray
Downloaded the zip file, right-click extracted it
Used the Terminal command: cd ExtractedDirectory/FireTray/src
followed by command: make build
then navigate UP one directory to find "build-" directory which contains the file firetray-0.6.1.xpi
click and drag it to Addons page in Thunderbird, click ok and restart

Works fine.
Yes, this worked for me also with thunderbird 60.2.1.
Thanks for your tip

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Re: [SOLVED] Thunderbird 60 Minimize to Tray

Post by Appoloin » Fri Oct 19, 2018 7:28 am

Doesn't work for me. The options panel is broken so this might be the location of the problem

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Re: [SOLVED] Thunderbird 60 Minimize to Tray

Post by Moem » Fri Oct 19, 2018 7:39 am

Appoloin wrote:
Fri Oct 19, 2018 7:28 am
Doesn't work for me. The options panel is broken so this might be the location of the problem
Did you start a thread to troubleshoot that? If not, that is my suggestion.
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Re: [SOLVED] Thunderbird 60 Minimize to Tray

Post by mint-me » Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:11 am

Appoloin wrote:
Fri Oct 19, 2018 7:28 am
Doesn't work for me. The options panel is broken so this might be the location of the problem
Appoloin did you try the process I mentioned above?
I also had your problem, but following the above tip I got a fully functioning addon.

Try disable and remove Firetray, then follow steps in above tip.
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Re: [SOLVED] Thunderbird 60 Minimize to Tray

Post by Appoloin » Sat Oct 20, 2018 1:41 pm

The extension installed and was shown in the addons and options menu. The option menu opens but the changes aren't saved.

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Re: [SOLVED] Thunderbird 60 Minimize to Tray

Post by mint-me » Sat Oct 20, 2018 7:38 pm

Did you try the steps above??

Check in Preferences > Advanced tab > Config Editor button
Search: extensions.strictCompatibility
Is the value "true"??
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Re: [SOLVED] Thunderbird 60 Minimize to Tray

Post by greerd » Sat Oct 20, 2018 9:10 pm

Worked for me too, thanks!

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Re: [SOLVED] Thunderbird 60 Minimize to Tray

Post by Shaver » Sun Oct 21, 2018 4:57 am

I was updated to TB 60.2.1 and the minimizetotray and Lightning gave up the ghost. After searching I found a post about the latest version of Lightning which installs and works fine. Minimizetotray reanimated appeared not to install into the add-on page of TB, but have since found that if I start TB then close it. Click again to restart TB and the icon appears in the bottom right corner on the taskbar and TB minimizes as before. The add-on page still doesn't show any evidence of Minimizedtotray being installed, yet still works.

No idea why the double start seem to work, or why minimizetotray doesn't show. I'm a user and don't delve into the innards of mint unless something like this happens. If there is anyone more knowledgeable who can explain this I would be grateful.

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Re: [SOLVED] Thunderbird 60 Minimize to Tray

Post by shelduck » Thu Oct 25, 2018 5:59 am

mint-me wrote:
Thu Oct 18, 2018 9:06 pm
I just got Firetray working again! …
Thanks for this, it has semi-worked for me.

The initial installation was fine, but since then it's a bit random as to when it works. At launch the system icon doesn't appear, but usually at some whimsical pop up maybe an hour or two later (I can't isolate any factors that might influence this).

However, a space on the system tray is held (clicking in the area does nothing):
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Any ideas?

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Re: [SOLVED] Thunderbird 60 Minimize to Tray

Post by Moem » Thu Oct 25, 2018 6:09 am

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