[Linux] How can I see if there are new messages without opening Thunderbird?
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 " Inbox - Moz..." - or just leave the notification until I click it away.
Thanks for any tips.
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- User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/36.0.1985.143 Safari/537.36
To my knowledge Thunderbird does not provide these features by default. You could use the Firetray add-on to achieve the same, though.
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.
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
Thanks again Fabián, this add on is exactly what I need!
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