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[Linux] How can I see if there are new messages without opening Thunderbird?

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Hi folks

I'm working on Linux Fedora (20) and am wondering if there's any way to see if I have new emails without opening Thunderbird again. I usually have Thunderbird minimized and when a new email arrives, I get a desktop notification, which is great. But - if I'm away from my computer for a minute and an email arrives, I'll often not see it until the next one comes in.

On mac, the thunderbird icon would get one of those +1 badges. Is there any way to achieve this? For example have the title of the Thunderbird window tile change from "Inbox - Mozilla Thu..." to "[2] Inbox - Moz..." - or just leave the notification until I click it away.

Thanks for any tips.

Cheers

Hi folks I'm working on Linux Fedora (20) and am wondering if there's any way to see if I have new emails without opening Thunderbird again. I usually have Thunderbird minimized and when a new email arrives, I get a desktop notification, which is great. But - if I'm away from my computer for a minute and an email arrives, I'll often not see it until the next one comes in. On mac, the thunderbird icon would get one of those +1 badges. Is there any way to achieve this? For example have the title of the Thunderbird window tile change from "Inbox - Mozilla Thu..." to "[2] Inbox - Moz..." - or just leave the notification until I click it away. Thanks for any tips. Cheers

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To my knowledge Thunderbird does not provide these features by default. You could use the Firetray add-on to achieve the same, though.

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To my knowledge Thunderbird does not provide these features by default. You could use the Firetray add-on to achieve the same, though.

To my knowledge Thunderbird does not provide these features by default. You could use the [https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/thunderbird/addon/firetray/ Firetray add-on] to achieve the same, though.

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Thanks for your reply Fabian, the add-on sounds promising! I'll try it out on Monday and let you know if it solves my problem.

Thanks for your reply Fabian, the add-on sounds promising! I'll try it out on Monday and let you know if it solves my problem.
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in windows it puts a new mail icon in the notification area. I have not used Linux in a couple of years, but I recall KDE having a notification area, so I assume the same happens in Linux

in windows it puts a new mail icon in the notification area. I have not used Linux in a couple of years, but I recall KDE having a notification area, so I assume the same happens in Linux

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Thanks again Fabián, this add on is exactly what I need!

Thanks again Fabián, this add on is exactly what I need!
Fabián Rodríguez 70 solutions 557 answers

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I am glad to hear that your problem has been resolved. Thanks for selecting the answer that solved the problem, this will help other users with similar problems find the solution more easily. Thank you for contacting Mozilla Support! If you have the knowledge and inclination to do so, I encourage you to consider [https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/get-involved volunteering your time to provide others with Mozilla software help].