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    Default Thunderbird lost colors

    Hi,

    I just had a session with YOU, which updated something in Thunderbird
    (3.1.8) and I lost a feature I liked.

    I'm used to right click on the left panel, where the novell nntp forum
    account is, and click on "get messages". It would do just that for all
    subforums, and change the color of all those that had new messages, so that
    I could go there and see what was new.

    Now it does the same, but it doesn't change the colors. All folders show in
    black.

    Is this a new "feature"?

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    On 2011-03-16 23:33, Carlos E. R. wrote:

    > Now it does the same, but it doesn't change the colors. All folders show in
    > black.


    I see now that the small icon (5 mm) of each folder changes: those with new
    message have a little yellow star or sun. I would prefer the color change...

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    On 03/17/2011 01:50 AM, Carlos E. R. wrote:
    > On 2011-03-16 23:33, Carlos E. R. wrote:
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    > I would prefer the color change...


    i would prefer more devs who would stop believing that 'change' and
    'progress' are interchangeable words..

    especially not when the change is not programmatic but cosmetic... and
    simply tinkers with user expectations and work-flow habits..

    don't worry, in some future year some dev will "innovate" Thunderbird
    by bringing back the color change you like..

    but unfortunately, it will probably flash....or spin....or
    twinkle...or spawn a choreographed dance around the screen in a 3D
    holographic heightened "user experience" of the prospect of exciting
    communications awaiting opening...

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    On 2011-03-17 09:04, DenverD wrote:
    > On 03/17/2011 01:50 AM, Carlos E. R. wrote:


    > but unfortunately, it will probably flash....or spin....or twinkle...or
    > spawn a choreographed dance around the screen in a 3D holographic
    > heightened "user experience" of the prospect of exciting communications
    > awaiting opening...


    Gosh...!

    I was going to say that by that time I'll probably be beyond caring about
    computers in an old people care home :-p - but then what you say might come
    earlier than we think possible. We will then have to ask for help of a kind
    nephew of about 12 yrs, because we will no longer be able to handle the
    psychic mouse :-p


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    On 2011-03-16 23:33, Carlos E. R. wrote:

    > Now it does the same, but it doesn't change the colors. All folders show in
    > black.
    >
    > Is this a new "feature"?


    I wonder if this is handled in a "theme", and how do we customize a theme :-?

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    Default Re: Thunderbird lost colors

    i would prefer more devs who would stop believing that 'change'
    and 'progress' are interchangeable words..
    I personally wish people would realize that NNTP is just a
    communication protocol and that anything you see in an NNTP reader,
    such as Thunderbird (which is what this thread is about) is just a
    function of the reader and not anything the admins here did that
    magically changes formats of text within an NNTP reader.

    I guess we all have our wishes.

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    Kim - 3/17/2011 10:45:26 AM

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    On 03/17/2011 05:47 PM, kgroneman wrote:

    > I guess we all have our wishes.


    you apparently thought i was writing about something that a forum's
    admin had done when i was in fact writing about what the Thunderbird
    devs did..

    read the thread again, without bristling up..

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    Lightbulb How-to install a Thunderbird theme

    Maybe you want just to install a new theme (I think there are about 74 on the 'official' page probably more elsewhere)?

    0. Choose one from https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/thunderbird/themes/

    1. Download the program (extention=*.xpi // real theme=.jar) by a mouse right-click on the download link and choose to save (do not open or it will be trying to get installed in firefox ).
    2. Open Thunderbird > Tools > Add-ons > Extensions // Themes
    3. In the Extensions // Themes window/tab, click the "Install..." button down on the left, search and select to the downloaded theme program (name-of-the-extensions-like-theme.xpi //name.of.the.real.theme.jar). Click the Open button to install the theme.
    wait, click (trust), click, click [or something like it], "Restart Thunderbird"
    4. If not happy -> go to 0.
    5. Have a lot of fun!

    Martin
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    On 03/17/2011 07:06 PM, pistazienfresser wrote:
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    > https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/thunderbird/themes/


    ohhhh...Pitch Dark for TB !!

    THANKS!!

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    Default Re: Thunderbird lost colors

    On 03/16/2011 11:33 PM, Carlos E. R. wrote:

    > Now it does the same, but it doesn't change the colors. All folders show in
    > black.


    i followed Martins instructions to install the "Pitch Dark for TB"
    theme, and the colors are back, on black..

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