Default Theme 2.0 missing icon for mail.tabs.closeButtons = 3

RESOLVED FIXED in Thunderbird 5.0b1


10 years ago
8 years ago


(Reporter: mozilla, Assigned: Paenglab)


Thunderbird 5.0b1
Windows 7

Firefox Tracking Flags

(blocking-thunderbird3.1 -)



(2 attachments)

User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.1; en-US; rv: Gecko/20090729 Firefox/3.5.2 (.NET CLR 3.5.30729)
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.1; en-US; rv: Gecko/20090715 Thunderbird/3.0b3

Close tab icon at right side of tab bar missing when mail.tabs.closeButtons set to 3 when using Default Theme 3.5.2. When mouse-over it's location a very small undistinguished box appears which can be used to close the tab. No 'X' icon is visable.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. In Config Editor, set mail.tabs.closeButtons = 3
2. Open multiple tabs.
3. Observe sliver of space to right of List all tabs icon is blank.
4. Mouse over this space and observe highlight of button (though without icon)
Actual Results:  
Icon is missing.

Expected Results:  
See an 'X' close-tab icon.

See also Bug 396004
Is this default theme called 3.5.2? Anyway, the 'X'-button is removed from the tabs when setting this pref, and a small space appears, just a described, so it looks like it is designed to work...
Ever confirmed: true
Summary: Default Theme 3.5.2 missing icon for mail.tabs.closeButtons = 3 → Default Theme 2.0 missing icon for mail.tabs.closeButtons = 3
Correction: Thunderbird (default) 2.0, The default theme
Wouldn't this be nice to have for final ?
What does mail.tabs.closeButtons = 3 do?
Flags: blocking-thunderbird3.1?
Duplicate of this bug: 520257
Win XP SP3

TB 3.0 german, theme default 3.0, screen 1920x1080, resolution 32bit, XP desktop theme "classical", TB with activated or deactivated add-ons: X-button on the right side is one quarter of a normal X-button and and without contents, it is visible only with the mouse pointer directly scrolling over it.

Installed TB 3.0 english on a fresh installed machine, screen 1920x1080 32bit or 1024x768 32bit or 16bit without any add-ons: X-button on the right side is normal in size but only visible with mousepointer scrolling over it.

Installed TB 3.0 german on a fresh installed machine as before: same result.

Changed XP desktop theme (not TB theme !) from "Win XP" to "classical": button shrinks to one quarter.

So, the shrinking of the button to one quarter in size of a "normal" X-button results from WinXP classical theme. 

But what removes the color and the X in the button in both cases ?

In all cases button works on click as expected.
Win XP SP1 and additional ethernet driver, no other sw, no modification, fresh installed.

TB 3.0 german, no modifcation except mail.tabs.closeButtons=3 and mail account defined. Resolution 1024x768 with 16 and 32 bit, standard vga.
Close button on the right site: no shrinking but even no content or color. Button is visible "all in grey" and empty (no X) if mousepointer scrolls over it.
Something not working right with a hidden preference wouldn't stop a release from shipping if it were the last bug standing.  Setting blocking3.1-.
blocking-thunderbird3.1: --- → -
Flags: blocking-thunderbird3.1?

This is the last action required to finish off this 2 1/2 year series of bugs and modifications:

2007-08-25 Bug 393666 Figure out the story for mail tab behavior prefs.
2007-09-12 Bug 396004 Make mail.tabs.closeButtons=3 actually work
2008-05-12 Bug 433368 Setting mail.tabs.closeButtons to 3 doesn't work.
2009-10-02 Bug 520257 Tab close button moved to right doesn't contain icon

If anyone knows how to put an icon in the theme, I think it'll put this to rest.
IIRC, you just need to the icon to the appropriate file(s) and the CSS. is a good place to start looking for more complete and reliable info, however.
Mass move to the new theme component.
Component: OS Integration → Theme
QA Contact: os-integration → theme
Under Win7 only added the close button without background like FF.
Under XP added also a background to fit with all-tabs-button.
Assignee: nobody → richard.marti
Attachment #529468 - Flags: ui-review?(nisses.mail)
How it looks under XP.

The tabs-alltabs-button's dropmarker isn't centered (this was already before this patch). If you like it to be centered, I can add for .tabs-alltabs-button > .toolbarbutton-menu-dropmarker a -moz-margin-start: -4px;
Comment on attachment 529468 [details] [diff] [review]
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Looks great!
Attachment #529468 - Flags: ui-review?(nisses.mail) → ui-review+
Attachment #529468 - Flags: review?(bwinton)
Comment on attachment 529468 [details] [diff] [review]
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Review of attachment 529468 [details] [diff] [review]:

Yeah, this looks good to me too.  r=me.
Attachment #529468 - Flags: review?(bwinton) → review+
Keywords: checkin-needed
Checked in:
Closed: 8 years ago
Keywords: checkin-needed
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Target Milestone: --- → Thunderbird 3.3a4
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