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Changing text to be able to better see folders with new mail

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  • Last reply by sfhowes

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The new update is terrible and makes it much more difficult to see where new mail is. How can I get back to the old user interface with a readable set of folder text and icons? And please don't just tell me to right-click and change the color of a folder, which only changes the color of the (now ugly) icon. The real issue, I should clarify, is that there is not enough of a difference in 78 between the text appearance of a folder with new mail and folder without new mail, regardless of what color you make that folder icon. The older version of Thunderbird for years and years had very clear bolding of folder title text so that you could instantly see which accounts had new mail. I use Thunderbird for 8 different accounts and losing that functionality is hampering me.

The new update is terrible and makes it much more difficult to see where new mail is. How can I get back to the old user interface with a readable set of folder text and icons? And please don't just tell me to right-click and change the color of a folder, which only changes the color of the (now ugly) icon. The real issue, I should clarify, is that there is not enough of a difference in 78 between the text appearance of a folder with new mail and folder without new mail, regardless of what color you make that folder icon. The older version of Thunderbird for years and years had very clear bolding of folder title text so that you could instantly see which accounts had new mail. I use Thunderbird for 8 different accounts and losing that functionality is hampering me.

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Can you add a screenshot - maybe we will see something particular for your specific case. Far as I could test I don't have "this issue" - I mean the bold is clear and also the folder has on the right the no. of unread messages.

Also, maybe you can use an (1)one view for all unread folder in a tab as an alternative? Folder pane views - select unread ones https://support.mozilla.org/kb/switching-folder-pane-view

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You can change the color of the folder name with new or unread mail:

https://support.mozilla.org/bm/questions/1261363

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It's not about unread messages, it's about new messages. The problem is the blue is not distinct enough from the black. Used to be just fine before version 78. The new icons are damn ugly too.

Modified by drdgiles

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adding userChrome.css with content

#folderTree > treechildren::-moz-tree-cell-text(folderNameCol, newMessages-true) {
font-weight: normal !important;
color: Red !important;

does not work.

Modified by drdgiles

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It works, but you have to have a } after the last ;

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Sorry for the error in pasting, but the } is there in the file and it does not work in 78.

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Although I prefer the code for unread mail, I tested yours and it works, so there must be some other factor stopping it, such as incorrect location or format of the css file, or not setting toolkit.legacyUserProfileCustomizations.stylesheets to true in Config. editor.