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Tuesday, May 8, 2007

The Work Is Never Done

In the never ending attempt to perfect these themes, Cobalt Thunderbird 3.0.7 is out along with Bible Bird 3.0.5. The quick clear button has been added to the email search, the folder/message highlight has been returned to what it was, and the drop down menu list has been aligned in the preferences window. I am sure there are more problems so bring them on.

I hope you find this update an improvement. Enjoy!


rocco said...

Great! Almost done, sorry I have some points, the use of #876554 is I guess a mistake. Would prefer something like this in global/tree.css:

treechildren::-moz-tree-row(selected) {
background: url("chrome://messenger/skin/icons/foldertree-selected-unfocused.png") #787878 repeat-x !important;

treechildren::-moz-tree-row(selected, focus) {
background: url("chrome://messenger/skin/icons/foldertree-selected-background.png") #215ECF repeat-x !important ;

Also the padding of the cells are 2px if I get it right and the bg image is only 16px so there is a overflow, so that #876554 is shown on top and bottom of selected message. I have to new bg images but not sure if it's possible to attach them here? Anyway they are here:

Mr. B said...

Thanks for the help. That is a minor detail I missed so good job on catching that. I am not sure how that color (#876554) got in there. I have been doing a lot of messing around with .css code to get everything working with TB 2.0. I have made those changes and uploaded the new file. It will be under the same version number of 3.0.7 so give it a try and see how it looks.

rocco said...

Perfect, now I'm happy with this theme. I've seen one other thing. The background for the Mail toolbar, and other toolbars, have some (about 2px) with overflow of the underlaying color. Might be the same problem as with messagepane (which is working perfectly now in, great!), ie that the bg is a little to small.

Great work though!

Dedalus said...

Hi Bodz.
If i open the TB 2.0 and click on the first mail, the backcolor change in brown. This happens only the first time after open the mail client.
See this:

Another, personal, question: for my opinion, the icon for the "online-offline status" on left bottom not is pretty and maybe not is aligned to left!


quixote said...

I'm using Cobalt 3.0.7 for Thunderbird 2.0, (running on Fedora Core 3). It's a beautiful theme, and there are no bugs I've come across (although I don't use the new mail notifier).

I do have a problem though. Is there any way I can get rid of that blankety-blank alert notice that tells me to wait when mail is being downloaded until the process is finished. It's driving me increasingly batty, and I've never seen it in another theme. I hope you're going to tell me there's some way I can get it to shut up!

Stephen said...

Wonderful theme, there is just one addition I would make.

In the default and many other themes, there is a per folder new mail notification in the folder pane beside the folder. Adding this (or if I knew how to activate it) would make Cobalt perfect.

ck1999 said...

I downloaded the Bible Thunderbird 3.0.5. When I go to the extensions or themes they are not highlighted when clicked on. I switched back to thunderbird default and they are highlighted in blue when clicked upon. Is there something I need to do to fix this or is it something that can be fixed