OS X new message notification alert unhides Thunderbird [Mac]



6 years ago
3 years ago


(Reporter: cbmarkwardt+bugzilla, Unassigned)


(Blocks: 1 bug)

22 Branch
Mac OS X

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6 years ago
User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10.8; rv:21.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/21.0 (Beta/Release)
Build ID: 20130511120803

Steps to reproduce:

I am running Thunderbird 22.0 beta on OS X 10.8.3.

I usually keep Thunderbird "hidden" from view, and use the bouncing dock notification as a cue to check for new mail.

Step 1.  Hide Thunderbird in OS X.

Actual results:

With TB beta 22.0, a notification alert appears, and Thunderbird becomes unhidden.  I.e. not only does the alert window appear, but all of the Thunderbird mail and compose windows also reappear.  This is very distracting and annoying because it disrupts the entire screen.

Expected results:

Thunderbird should remain hidden when I hide it.

Comment 1

6 years ago
Please retest and update the bug next week when version 23 beta becomes available. Thanks.
Summary: OS X new message alert unhides Thunderbird → OS X new message alert unhides Thunderbird [Mac]

Comment 2

5 years ago
Confirm that this still fails under TB 23 beta 1.

Comment 3

5 years ago
I can confirm this is happening under TB 24.1.0, on two Macs running OS 10.8.x, including when running TB with add-ons disabled (safe mode). On my Macs, Thunderbird will automatically unhide itself and disrupt my work whenever there is an alert. I do indeed want the small notification window for new messages and calendar alarms, but that's all -- I want the application to remain hidden until I manually unhide it. This does not happen on my PC (Windows 7), where I receive the alert window but Thunderbird remains minimized.

I'm running TB to access Google Apps accounts via IMAP.

Comment 4

5 years ago
This is also happening to me with 24.2.0.  Turning off the "Show an alert" preference fixes the unhiding, but of course also prevents the notification from happening.
This also happens with TB 27 beta.
I verified that 17.0.11 ESR does not have this problem (which is not really surprising as I believe 17 does not have OSX Notifications support at all - at least I no longer see notifications from Thunderbird).
I'm running OSX 10.9.1.


5 years ago
Ever confirmed: true

Comment 6

5 years ago
Currently running 24.6.0 on Mac OS X 10.9.3 - still has the bug. For every new mail that arrives, Thunderbird will unhide and block my view. Thanks to Apple it's only one Apple-H to have it gone again. This should be an option, as - to be honest - I currently use it as a feature. If I wait for an E-Mail I'll just check Thunderbird whenever it unhides.


4 years ago
Component: Untriaged → General

Comment 7

4 years ago
So this is a regression, i.e. in some version prior to 22 it did not occur?
Summary: OS X new message alert unhides Thunderbird [Mac] → OS X new message notification alert unhides Thunderbird [Mac]


3 years ago
Blocks: 728438
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