Thunderbird useful add-ons and tricks
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Last update
2019-02-15
2019
02-15
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Add-ons

Note: Add-ons not marked as compatible with Thunderbird 60 by their authors will be disabled. This can be reverted via Options > Advanced tab > Config.Editor > extensions.strictCompatibility by changing it to False.

Date format

TB uses the system locale settings in order to display the date and time, you can change them by setting the LC_TIME environment variable:

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#!/bin/bash
# http://kb.mozillazine.org/Date_display_format
# https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1426907 # Setting date locale no longer works in Thunderbird 60 on linux
export LC_TIME=en_DK.UTF-8 # format = DD/MM/YYYY, HH.MM
exec /opt/thunderbird/thunderbird

Dark theme

  1. Install TT DeepDark theme
  2. Preferences > Display > Formatting > Fonts & Colors > Colors button, then swap Text and Background colors
  3. If you write HTML emails: Preferences > Composition > General, then swap Text and Background colors