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Thunderbird Indicator Applet Ubuntu

Update: there is now a PPA to easily install this. See: Integrate Thunderbird In The Ubuntu Messaging Menu [PPA]

Ruben Verweij is working on an experimental branch of the libnotify-mozilla extension for Thunderbird, which adds rudimentary support for the Indicator Applet.

Installing it is very easy. Simply paste this commands in a terminal:
bzr branch lp:~ruben-verweij/libnotify-mozilla/experimental
cd experimental/
./build.sh


Important note: If you are using Thunderbird 3.0 (Shredder or from the Mozilla website), you must go to the following folder:
experimental/components

and edit both files, replacing every occurrence of "thunderbird.desktop" with "thunderbird-3.0.desktop"! If you don't do this you will get an empty entry in the Indicator Applet.

Once you run the ./build.sh command, the extension will be built and you will find it under the "libnotify-mozilla.xpi" name in the "experimental" folder. To install it in Thunderbird, go to Tools > Addons, on the "Extensions" tab and then drag and drop the libnotify-mozilla.xpi extension that was built earlier onto it. Then restart Thunderbird.


With libnotify-mozilla.xpi extension you will of course also get the libnotify popups:

Update: there is now a PPA to easily install this. See: Integrate Thunderbird In The Ubuntu Messaging Menu [PPA]

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