Following up on bug 314124 comment 14: > my intent was to extend use of that pref [mail.showPreviewText] to allow the > user to turn off showing preview text all over. I'd sure like to see this.
Actually, I'd like to suppress the entire display, including message subject; all I want in a new mail alert is the number of new messages and the associated account. And I'd like to suppress the folder popup entirely.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 360030 ***
Whoops, I'll reopen -- the putative dupe was only about new-mail alert.
Re-duping. Now that I've seen the fix for 360030 in action, the checkboxes for the alert also change the appearance of the popup. The two features can't be configured to show different items, which is OK by me. What's not OK is that you can turn the alert off, but you can't turn the folder popup off -- the exact reverse of what I'd like to see: I want a new-mail alert but no popup. I've opened bug 360472 for this. Note that if you turn all of the display options off, you still get a popup appearing: a tiny, empty box that's barely visible. This may be a sufficient workaround, but it's still distracting. *** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 360030 ***