Closed Bug 920413 Opened 8 years ago Closed 7 years ago
A new preference to disable mail count on badge of Thunderbird on Mac OS
Currently, the badge for Thunderbird in both the dock and task switcher shows either the unread mail or new mail count (depending on the value of mail.biff.use_new_count_in_mac_dock). However, I find this distracting, since I often should be doing something other than checking at my e-mail! There is no such count in Windows (perhaps partly for technical reasons). It would be great if there were an option to simply disable the mail count so the badge just showed the Thunderbird icon. To show that I am not the only person affected by this, consider these links: http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?f=39&t=1097885 http://superuser.com/questions/473374/in-thunderbird-on-os-x-how-can-i-disable-seeing-how-many-new-messages-i-have-wh
Check Notifications settings for Thunderbird badge options, please.
I don't see Thunderbird badge options. Where are they? Alternatively, could you indicate settings in about:config?
On the System Preferences for OS X, section Notifications. On the left there is a list of apps. One of them should be Thunderbird. When selected, on the right panel there would be a checkbox for disable the badge on the Dock icon. Check http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5362
While I have an option for Mail, I don't have one for Thunderbird. Do you? And the one for Mail doesn't seem to work for Thunderbird.
On my Notification section I do have both of them. well, as I am using trunk build, it is called "Daily" but except that fact, it is there and can be setup. As far as I know there is no preference for disabling the badge, neither a hidden one on about:config.
Same problem here. Does anyone have a link to the "Daily" version that Javi mentioned?
(In reply to Scott from comment #6) > Same problem here. Does anyone have a link to the "Daily" version that Javi > mentioned? Daily is the name for the development stage in which the application is unstable and things could change a lot on a day to day basis. In a more general way to say it, it is the compilation of code which resides on the trunk repository. If you want the compilation I was referring to on my comment, you could try latest Thunderbird release, as code has now passed through the alpha and beta stages. Just for your information, Daily build are stored on https://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/thunderbird/nightly/ and latest one is https://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/thunderbird/nightly/latest-comm-central/ but take note that they could (and are very likely to) include some problems still not fixed. It is NOT for final users or on a production site.
Looks like I'd managed to find the dailies previously. I had downloaded a daily in May and just assumed I had the wrong thing because no notification option was added in the System Preferences. Neither that build or the latest seem to add anything to the notifications preferences. From what I'm seeing, this issue has been marked fixed/resolved in multiple bug reports, with somewhat of a controversy... bug 728385 bug 852648 In the spirit of this report, there's already a place in the TB preferences for the app icon count. (General->App Icon Options...) The "Badge app icon with:" section seems like an obvious place for a "Don't Show" option to be added. Image of the area mentioned: http://imgur.com/1pMIhft
Could you provide your Build Information, Scott? You could copy and paste it form "Help/Troubleshooting Information/User Agent"
(In reply to Scott from comment #10) > User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10.8; rv:34.0) > Gecko/20100101 Thunderbird/34.0a1 This line was the only one I needed. Thank you, Scott. Jonathan, could you also proved User Agent for your build?
Hi. It's User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10.9; rv:31.0) Gecko/20100101 Thunderbird/31.0 Actually, as Javi suggested it would, I now have an option for configuring Thunderbird in System Preferences for OS X | Notifications, where I can disable the badge, which seems to resolve this issue. I didn't check it until now. I am actually on a loner machine at the moment, because my primary computer is in the shop, so I can't check on there. If this does, in fact, work consistently (which it might not for Scott) it still might be nice if there were a note of some sort in the Thunderbird preferences that there are more options in the OS X Notification options. However, if the same options appear on my primary computer when it returns, I considered this issue resolved (for me).
Bug 39674 was asking the same. Duping this one as it is not older. Jonathan, in case you want to provide more information that could make it easier to fix your problem, or provide any tip, you could use bug 391674 from now on. Thank you for your collaboration.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Closed: 7 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Duplicate of bug: 391674
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