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I've got the latest Thunderbird (60.7.2) installed in the latest Windows 10 Pro here and when a new mail shows up, I get no change in the Windows Notification center despite having it checked to notify me in options. I haven't seen an alert either and it's checked also. I would be happy with a simple icon change in the taskbar (like the Mac gets in the dock) to let me know something is waiting, but it doesn't change at all.

I've got the latest Thunderbird (60.7.2) installed in the latest Windows 10 Pro here and when a new mail shows up, I get no change in the Windows Notification center despite having it checked to notify me in options. I haven't seen an alert either and it's checked also. I would be happy with a simple icon change in the taskbar (like the Mac gets in the dock) to let me know something is waiting, but it doesn't change at all.
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I tested it again. I do get an alert (briefly), but after 5-10 seconds (it's set to 10 so I'll give it the benefit of the doubt as it seemed much shorter to me), but then it's gone and if I'm not sitting there to see it, there's no other indication. It should tag the Notification system and it doesn't.

I tested it again. I do get an alert (briefly), but after 5-10 seconds (it's set to 10 so I'll give it the benefit of the doubt as it seemed much shorter to me), but then it's gone and if I'm not sitting there to see it, there's no other indication. It should tag the Notification system and it doesn't.
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window notification center integration is still on the todo list.

window notification center integration is still on the todo list.
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This add-on shows the number of unread messages on the taskbar icon: https://addons.thunderbird.net/en-US/thunderbird/addon/unread-badge/ https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/installing-addon-thunderbird
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This add-on shows the number of unread messages on the taskbar icon: https://addons.thunderbird.net/en-US/thunderbird/addon/unread-badge/ https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/installing-addon-thunderbird

I added it and at first I thought it didn't work at all, but after reading reviews, one said you have to turn off the option to use small icons for it to show up and sure enough, that got it to display. That kind of sucks, though as I don't like the giant "normal" sized task bar and prefer the smaller one that takes up less screen space, but I suppose it's the only way to get it to work for now.

I don't know why it calculates the total messages as being THREE based on ONE message showing up under "Inbox", a duplicate under "all mail" and another under "important" (read one you read them all). There's no configuration to set it to inbox only, for example, but I suppose it's still better than nothing (i.e. I at least know to check my email).

Thanks.

''sfhowes [[#answer-1235937|said]]'' <blockquote> This add-on shows the number of unread messages on the taskbar icon: https://addons.thunderbird.net/en-US/thunderbird/addon/unread-badge/ https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/installing-addon-thunderbird </blockquote> I added it and at first I thought it didn't work at all, but after reading reviews, one said you have to turn off the option to use small icons for it to show up and sure enough, that got it to display. That kind of sucks, though as I don't like the giant "normal" sized task bar and prefer the smaller one that takes up less screen space, but I suppose it's the only way to get it to work for now. I don't know why it calculates the total messages as being THREE based on ONE message showing up under "Inbox", a duplicate under "all mail" and another under "important" (read one you read them all). There's no configuration to set it to inbox only, for example, but I suppose it's still better than nothing (i.e. I at least know to check my email). Thanks.
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window notification center integration is still on the todo list.

Oh OK. I read an article from January that said such support was coming. Somehow, I thought it would be have been added by now (middle of July) given system wide notification support showed up for my Mac version some time ago. It also has always (since I've used it) shown a little icon in the dock bar to indicate there's mail (better than notification on a Mac, IMO as I can see that instantly without having to check the Notification center or close the little popup windows if it's set to linger). I don't know why the Windows version can't put a little indicator on the icon when it has mail without that addon. I really only need to know to look at it rather than randomly check.

But then I'm still having to get used to the "close" button quitting the program again (haven't used Windows since XP many years ago except at work) as the Mac version just closes the window and leaves Thunderbird running in the background to keep checking for mail. You have to hit "minimize" on Windows instead for that functionality. It's funny since I hated how the close button didn't exit program on the Mac (well it's actually up to the author whether it does or not; some do, most don't), but now it just seems to make sense that I wouldn't want to exit just because I want to close the window and 'minimize' is not really 'close' in my mind.  ;)

''Matt [[#answer-1235807|said]]'' <blockquote> window notification center integration is still on the todo list. </blockquote> Oh OK. I read an article from January that said such support was coming. Somehow, I thought it would be have been added by now (middle of July) given system wide notification support showed up for my Mac version some time ago. It also has always (since I've used it) shown a little icon in the dock bar to indicate there's mail (better than notification on a Mac, IMO as I can see that instantly without having to check the Notification center or close the little popup windows if it's set to linger). I don't know why the Windows version can't put a little indicator on the icon when it has mail without that addon. I really only need to know to look at it rather than randomly check. But then I'm still having to get used to the "close" button quitting the program again (haven't used Windows since XP many years ago except at work) as the Mac version just closes the window and leaves Thunderbird running in the background to keep checking for mail. You have to hit "minimize" on Windows instead for that functionality. It's funny since I hated how the close button didn't exit program on the Mac (well it's actually up to the author whether it does or not; some do, most don't), but now it just seems to make sense that I wouldn't want to exit just because I want to close the window and 'minimize' is not really 'close' in my mind. ;)
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sfhowes said
This add-on shows the number of unread messages on the taskbar icon: https://addons.thunderbird.net/en-US/thunderbird/addon/unread-badge/ https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/installing-addon-thunderbird

I added it and at first I thought it didn't work at all, but after reading reviews, one said you have to turn off the option to use small icons for it to show up and sure enough, that got it to display. That kind of sucks, though as I don't like the giant "normal" sized task bar and prefer the smaller one that takes up less screen space, but I suppose it's the only way to get it to work for now.

I don't know why it calculates the total messages as being THREE based on ONE message showing up under "Inbox", a duplicate under "all mail" and another under "important" (read one you read them all). There's no configuration to set it to inbox only, for example, but I suppose it's still better than nothing (i.e. I at least know to check my email).

Thanks.

You can also try FireTray, as there is a version for TB 60.

It appears you're seeing duplicate notifications with a gmail account, as gmail stores a single copy of a message and applies different labels (folders). Most users don't subscribe to the All Mail and Important folders, as they are redundant.

''VonMagnum [[#answer-1236274|said]]'' <blockquote> ''sfhowes [[#answer-1235937|said]]'' <blockquote> This add-on shows the number of unread messages on the taskbar icon: https://addons.thunderbird.net/en-US/thunderbird/addon/unread-badge/ https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/installing-addon-thunderbird </blockquote> I added it and at first I thought it didn't work at all, but after reading reviews, one said you have to turn off the option to use small icons for it to show up and sure enough, that got it to display. That kind of sucks, though as I don't like the giant "normal" sized task bar and prefer the smaller one that takes up less screen space, but I suppose it's the only way to get it to work for now. I don't know why it calculates the total messages as being THREE based on ONE message showing up under "Inbox", a duplicate under "all mail" and another under "important" (read one you read them all). There's no configuration to set it to inbox only, for example, but I suppose it's still better than nothing (i.e. I at least know to check my email). Thanks. </blockquote> You can also try [https://addons.thunderbird.net/en-US/thunderbird/addon/firetray/ FireTray], as there is [https://github.com/Ximi1970/FireTray a version for TB 60]. It appears you're seeing duplicate notifications with a gmail account, as gmail stores a single copy of a message and applies different labels (folders). Most users don't subscribe to the All Mail and Important folders, as they are redundant.
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