Closed Bug 508270 Opened 12 years ago Closed 9 years ago

Growl notifications shouldn't display if redundant


(Thunderbird :: OS Integration, defect)

Not set


(Not tracked)



(Reporter: susurrus, Unassigned)



(Whiteboard: dupme)

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Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X 10.5; en-US; rv: Gecko/20090802 Shredder/3.0b4pre

Currently if I click Get Mail while in my inbox with Thunderbird active as the foremost window looking at the inbox message list, I think a Growl notification telling me about the new message popping up right in front of me is redundant and annoying. I would think the message should be included in a Growl notification of all new emails, but if the notification is only for emails that will pop up in front of you (and are likely when the window is in front, has focus, and in the right folder).

Reproducible: Always
The second sentence is  not very clear can you clarify please ?
So if I'm looking at new email coming in, there probably shouldn't be a Growl notification for it if that's the only email I receive as it's a redundant notification.

I talk about defining "looking at my email" as Thunderbird being open to the folder containing all new email being received and Thunderbird being the frontmost application with focus.

The Growl notification I really only see as useful if Thunderbird is in the background or the folder where new email is coming in is not active, as once I'm checking my email any new notifications are annoying and unnecessary.
Whiteboard: dupme
Sorry, Growl support has been removed from the current versions.

Mass bug change. Please reopen if you disagree.
Closed: 9 years ago
Depends on: 792793
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
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