Strikethrough of IMAP deleted msgs needs option to turn off



MailNews: Message Display
13 years ago
12 years ago


(Reporter: Robin Whittle, Unassigned)


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13 years ago
Sorry if this is a duplicate.

Mozilla Mozilla 1.8b2 nightly 20050702 automatically displays the Subject,
Sender, etc. in the main mail window with a strikethrough, which makes them hard
to read, when the message is "tagged for deletion".

How can I turn this off?  I can't find a GUI user preference or anything in

I use my own server based filtering system to put various types of messages
(such as from mailing lists) into their respective mailboxes, and then to put
copies into the Inbox, tagged for deletion.  This replicates the functionality
of Netscape 4.7x. (I use a specially modified Courier Maildrop to do this
filtering and tagging: 

I want to be able to read clearly the subject line, sender etc. of the dozens or
hundreds of "tagged for deletion" messages in my inbox, without this
strikethrough "feature".

  - Robin

Comment 1

13 years ago
Firefox 1.0.2 20050317 has no strikethrough.

The latest nightly Firefox Alpha 2 V 1.0+ 20050711 has strikethrough.

- Robin

Comment 2

13 years ago
I didn't know that had been turned on in the default build.  I had my install 
customized to add it, by putting these lines into userChrome.css:
 text-decoration: line-through;

You could change the rule to    text-decoration: none !important
and that should turn it back off.

Comment 3

13 years ago
Thanks for this Mike!

For completeness, and to help those who may come this way later, here is 
what I did:

This Windows 2000 machine has my preferences etc. in a directory:

C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Application

where "xxx" is the profile name and yyyyyyyy is some gobbledegook.

There is a directory there, /chrome/ containing:

  userChrome-example.css  (Explains the "!important" used below.)

I add a new file there:


with the contents:

 text-decoration: none !important;

and when I reboot Mozilla there is no more strikethrough.

Still, I think its a bug if this "feature" is a problem for some 
users and there is no obvious way of disabling it.

- Robin


Comment 4

13 years ago
A bug which may be of interest to people who disable the strikethrough is:

On Mozilla 1.8b2 nightly 20050702, messages with attachments do not show
a red cross when the "Attachments" column is disabled.

  - Robin

Comment 5

13 years ago
My comments #2 should have referred to Thunderbird rather than Firefox.

I can't find a way of disabling this strikethrough with Thunderbird Alpha 
2 V 1.0+ 20050711.  I tried the userChrome.css file in the /chrome/ and
/defaults/pref/ directories (neither had any .css files) and in /res/ 
(where there were some .css files).  I can't find any .css files such as

- Robin

Comment 6

13 years ago
userChrome.css goes in the <profile>/chrome directory.  The profile directory 
you reference in comment 3 appears to be for Mozilla, not for Thunderbird; I 
can't tell which directories you're referring to in comment 6.


12 years ago
Severity: normal → enhancement
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