Score one half point for Mozilla Thunderbird

When Sun took over SeeBeyond, they eventually switched us all from Microsoft Outlook to Mozilla Thunderbird for our email client. I found T-bird to be pretty good, but it always bugged me that the blazing white background color on messages was hurting my eyes. When using Outlook, I had been able to pick up the nice neutral gray that I had set for the general background color on my PC. I was thinking about writing a nasty blog entry about how T-bird was slowly blinding me, but then I discovered this morning that there is a facility on the T-bird Tools/Options menu for setting the background color for messages. Excellent! Now if I can just figure out how to set the background color for the message list folders, I will be fine. So I can't give T-bird a full point yet, but this is a great improvement! And a good lesson to not be too hasty to criticize open source stuff as not being user-friendly.

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Check out the Advanced section of: Window layout - Thunderbird - MozillaZine Knowledge Base It describes how you can change the appearence of Thunderbird using the useChrome.css.

Posted by Gene Stuckey on August 03, 2007 at 03:57 AM PDT #

Even easier: Preferences, General tab, click on Config Editor, type 'color' into the filter box

Posted by Alan Burlison on August 03, 2007 at 07:46 AM PDT #

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