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When TB receives new mail there is a standard notification pop-up for a short time. However this is not persistent (and not intended to be) so doesn't help if you are looking elsewhere at the time.

In previous versions of TB the minimised window icon changed when you had new mail. This was removed and replaced by plugins (eg. I was using FireTray for a while but it is no longer supported). I cannot find any current plugin to do this. I think at least TB should set the window urgent hint so the window manager can indicate there is something new in the standard way. This is really core functionality and unless Mozilla are going to maintain a plugin themselves, I think it should be part of the main program?

When TB receives new mail there is a standard notification pop-up for a short time. However this is not persistent (and not intended to be) so doesn't help if you are looking elsewhere at the time. In previous versions of TB the minimised window icon changed when you had new mail. This was removed and replaced by plugins (eg. I was using FireTray for a while but it is no longer supported). I cannot find any current plugin to do this. I think at least TB should set the window urgent hint so the window manager can indicate there is something new in the standard way. This is really core functionality and unless Mozilla are going to maintain a plugin themselves, I think it should be part of the main program?
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sfhowes
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There is a version of FireTray for TB 60:

https://github.com/Ximi1970/FireTray/releases

There is a version of [https://addons.thunderbird.net/en-US/thunderbird/addon/firetray/ FireTray] for TB 60: https://github.com/Ximi1970/FireTray/releases
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