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MinimizeToTray revived not working with Thunderbird 60 #188

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aindriu80 opened this issue Aug 6, 2018 · 64 comments

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commented Aug 6, 2018

Hi,
I just installed the latest version of Thunderbird and I am having trouble with MinimizeToTray. It wont work with version 60 :

2018-08-06 20_09_31-window

Options come up and you can select each of the radio buttons directly but no changes are save and you have to exit Thunderbird to get functionality back.

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commented Aug 6, 2018

This addons seems basically abandoned (e.g. #179 still not merged). I think we need a community fork.

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commented Aug 19, 2018

MinimizeToTray revived revived.

E: Last commit over 2 years ago: https://github.com/nmaier/mintrayr/commits/master. Tried some tray apps, but none seemed to work.

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commented Aug 19, 2018

In case anyone is considering a fork or devoting some time into making just any tray add-on for Thunderbird 60+ work again, I am hereby cross-referencing FireTray issue 238.

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commented Sep 11, 2018

It doesn't work even if you set extensions.strictCompatibility=false.

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commented Sep 11, 2018

My requirement is to not close the application when I click the close button (accidentally); I don't care about use tray icon or normal taskbar icon.
My quick & dirty hack (I use KDE) is to remove the title bar for Thunderbird windows.
https://www.reddit.com/r/kde/comments/6lwc1y/remove_titlebar/

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commented Sep 11, 2018

Someone posted a working version of Firetray: foudfou/FireTray#238 (comment)

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commented Sep 12, 2018

Hi, I worked for a lot of hours to try to run this addon on Thunderbird 60.

Here is my repository: mintrayr: dev_thunderbird_60 + branch.

And the page on AMO, waiting for validation (hoping that it will be done quickly):
https://addons.thunderbird.net/en-US/thunderbird/addon/minimizetotray-reanimated/ .

Can people test if my changes are working on all systems?

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commented Sep 12, 2018

Tested on Thunderbird 60.0 (Windows 10) and tray icon will not appear. Settings works but have no effect. Thunderbird logs contains following:

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commented Sep 12, 2018

@kolinger : Okay, thank you for testing, I do not have a computer under Windows at hand.

This goes back to what you said a few days ago on another post, the lack of unpacking of the application poses big problems with js-ctypes.

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commented Sep 12, 2018

Hi ysard. Tested on Gentoo / Fluxbox / Thunderbird 60.0 but no tray icon appears. The settings do not open either, throwing the error "No chrome package registered for chrome://mintrayr/content/prefs/prefs.xul". For reference I have been using FireTray [1] instead which is working.

Thanks for your work.

[1] https://github.com/firetray-updates/FireTray/tree/thunderbird-57

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commented Sep 12, 2018

@ysard Linux is different in this matter? This extension is using ctypes for linux too if I see correctly.

@lbratch Where is working version for download? I tried compile repository what did you sent. Resulting extension will install but settings nor tray icon works. Settings are broken and icon will not appear. I'm missing something?

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commented Sep 12, 2018

@kolinger : There may be a problem in the path that refers to the library to load (Windows folder separators are different from those used on Linux).

@lbratch : Ok thanks, this is more problematic...

I'm going to watch this tonight.

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commented Sep 12, 2018

@ysard Thanks for the fork!
are you planning on just making the addon work or also add new features?If it is the latter maybe the most commented feature requests could be reopened in your tracker.

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commented Sep 12, 2018

Someone opened a ticket on bugzilla:
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1486221 perhaps people interested could comment and add their vote to it?

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commented Sep 12, 2018

@WPFilmmaker
Unfortunately I'm already developing my own extension for Firefox Quantum (https://addons.mozilla.org/fr/firefox/addon/cookie-quick-manager/) and it takes me a lot of time; for now I'm trying to run this extension (and it runs on my computer ><) because Thunderbird is a must have software used daily and the space saving in the taskbar is essential.

However, I do not exclude working on an addon based on webextensions because all addons using js-ctypes are doomed to disappear.

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commented Sep 12, 2018

@ysard Thank you! It is understandable you are doing enough by keeping it alive.

Then the best hope is to get this integrated into TB. To others, as my previous comment says if you are interested go on bugzilla, comment and vote!

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commented Sep 12, 2018

@ysard I found the problem. Path for Windows was indeed broken. I did sent PR to your fork. Now it should work 🎉

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commented Sep 13, 2018

@ysard @kolinger Just installed the latest version from https://github.com/ysard/mintrayr/tree/dev_thunderbird_60+ on my Win10 and it seems to work like a charm!
Thank you so much! :)

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commented Sep 13, 2018

I noticed a problem on Windows 7: The contextual menu supposed to be triggered after a right click is not displayed (if the option to displayed it is checked). Am i the only one?
I had to tweak the code that calls the showPopup() method (in mintrayr.jsm) because it was not working, even on Linux, but there is a problem on Windows : no menu and no error is thrown.

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commented Sep 13, 2018

Yes. It is acting weirdly. Right click works only when Thunderbird window is not minimized. But even then its in weird position. It is aligned to right and bottom of screen. Not where icon/mouse is. Right click when Thunderbird is minimized does nothing. Log is indeed empty. Strange...

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commented Sep 13, 2018

Idem, i am confused here...
An issue is opened on my repository to avoid going out of the subject of this thread:
ysard#3

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commented Sep 14, 2018

Thanks very much to make it available again for TB 60+ :)

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commented Sep 14, 2018

I cannot seem to get this working. It installs fine, but doesn't seem to function. I had the predecessor installed prior to this, but got the "Quantum" update which feels like a giant step backwards and it quit working.

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commented Sep 14, 2018

@DemonfangArun :
Ok, try to fully remove the addon and reinstall it.
Maybe the folders have not been reset during the update.

Then, make the following combination of keys: Ctrl+Maj+J, maybe errors related to mintrayr are visible...

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commented Sep 14, 2018

@DemonfangArun :
Ok, try to fully remove the addon and reinstall it.
Maybe the folders have not been reset during the update.

Then, make the following combination of keys: Ctrl+Maj+J, maybe errors related to mintrayr are visible...

I ended up backdating thunderbird to 56 and canning updates. I installed it after the update, so it wouldn't be that.

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commented Sep 14, 2018

@DemonfangArun
The changes were made for Thunderbird 60 and up.
All changes since version 57 have been applied in the code. This is probably the reason of your problem.
The manifest also specifies that the accepted minimum version of Thunderbird is 60 :)

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commented Sep 14, 2018

That was read in the wrong order methinks. I installed this on 60, after updating, and it didn't work. I then decided to go back to 56 and use the appropriate addon for that version.

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commented Oct 12, 2018

Hi, I worked for a lot of hours to try to run this addon on Thunderbird 60.

Here is my repository: mintrayr: dev_thunderbird_60 + branch.

And the page on AMO, waiting for validation (hoping that it will be done quickly):
https://addons.thunderbird.net/en-US/thunderbird/addon/minimizetotray-reanimated/ .

Can people test if my changes are working on all systems?

Recently I've downloaded your add-on, and I have to say that is working fine for me. Using last version of Windows 10. Thank you and congratulations.

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commented Oct 12, 2018

@revondage and @BehroozJanfada : Good news, thank you for the review :)

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commented Oct 17, 2018

It won't install in linux with thunderbird 60.2.1 64 bit:

~ $ thunderbird
[calBackendLoader] Using Thunderbird's builtin libical backend
console.log: "XPCOMABI:" "x86_64-gcc3"
console.log: "DLL full path:" ({})
1539746761522   addons.xpi-utils        WARN    updateMetadata: Add-on mintray-reanimated@ysard is invalid: Error: Directory /home/marcelo/.thunderbird/vt0ork7i.default/extensions/mintray-reanimated@ysard does not contain a valid install manifest (resource://gre/modules/addons/XPIInstall.jsm:790:11) JS Stack trace: loadManifestFromDir@XPIInstall.jsm:790:11
loadManifestFromFile@XPIInstall.jsm:926:10
syncLoadManifestFromFile@XPIProvider.jsm:938:3
updateMetadata@XPIProviderUtils.js:1259:21
processFileChanges@XPIProviderUtils.js:1485:26
getNewSideloads@XPIProvider.jsm:3363:7

the file seems to be there though:

~ $ ls -lsh  /home/marcelo/.thunderbird/vt0ork7i.default/extensions/mintray-reanimated\@ysard.xpi 
356K -rw------- 1 marcelo marcelo 356K Oct 17 11:46 /home/marcelo/.thunderbird/vt0ork7i.default/extensions/mintray-reanimated@ysard.xpi

content seems fine, maybe manifest format needs update?

~/test $ unzip  /home/marcelo/.thunderbird/vt0ork7i.default/extensions/mintray-reanimated\@ysard.xpi 
Archive:  /home/marcelo/.thunderbird/vt0ork7i.default/extensions/mintray-reanimated@ysard.xpi
 extracting: install.rdf             
 extracting: icon.png                
 extracting: icon64.png              
 extracting: LICENSE                 
 extracting: chrome/icons/default/MinTrayR.ico  
 extracting: defaults/preferences/mintrayr.js  
 extracting: lib/tray_x86-msvc.dll   
 extracting: lib/tray_x86_64-msvc.dll  
 extracting: lib/tray_i686-gcc3.so   
 extracting: lib/tray_x86_64-gcc3.so  
 extracting: lib/SOURCES             
 extracting: lib_unix/tray/export-versionscript  
 extracting: lib_unix/tray/tray.c    
 extracting: lib_unix/tray/tray.h    
 extracting: lib_win/tray/dllmain.c  
 extracting: lib_win/tray/tray.cpp   
 extracting: lib_win/tray/tray.h     
 extracting: lib_win/tray/exports.def  
 extracting: lib_win/tray/tray.rc    
 extracting: lib_win/tray/tray.sln   
 extracting: lib_win/tray/tray.vcproj  
 extracting: modules/mintrayr.jsm    
 extracting: modules/preferences.jsm  
 extracting: modules/trayservice.jsm  
 extracting: chrome.jar              
 extracting: chrome.manifest  
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commented Oct 17, 2018

No it's an unresolved bug for the moment, despite a few hours spent trying to understand its origin.
The only way to solve the problem is to install the addon in a folder other than 'extensions' in the profile. The problem is that the uninstallation of the addon will be imperfect, because I have currently no way to the delete this folder during this process.
See ysard#7

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commented Oct 17, 2018

Hi again. Please give me an example how to install the add-on in a folder other than 'extensions'.
Do you maybe mean just to copy/paste the add-on from 'extensions' to an other folder (?name?) ?
Is it sure what thunderbird will do in this case ?

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commented Oct 17, 2018

Here you will find what you want (a specific version for the current problem):
https://github.com/ysard/mintrayr/releases/tag/1.4.6dev

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commented Oct 22, 2018

A temporary alternative : https://github.com/hanspr/ThunderTray
For anyone that can not implement the previous workaround or wishes something more simple while we get a new Extension that works.

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commented Oct 23, 2018

@revondage:
Great work. This one does the job for me (win10 x64).

Thanks.

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commented Oct 31, 2018

Hi, I worked for a lot of hours to try to run this addon on Thunderbird 60.

Here is my repository: mintrayr: dev_thunderbird_60 + branch.

And the page on AMO, waiting for validation (hoping that it will be done quickly):
https://addons.thunderbird.net/en-US/thunderbird/addon/minimizetotray-reanimated/ .

Can people test if my changes are working on all systems?

it works on Archlinux with Cinnamon, thank you so much @ysard !!

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commented Nov 6, 2018

Changed the profile path on Win10 (no spaces) and worked for me, thanks!

Just one little thing: when minimized, right mouse button doesn´t work. Need to restore Thunderbird window to fully close program.

Thanks again.

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commented Nov 6, 2018

Hi, I have openSUSE Leap15 installed with KDE-Plasma 5.14.2,KDE-Frameworks 5.51.0, Qt 5.11.2.
Thunderbird 60.3 is installed. The Version https://github.com/ysard/mintrayr/releases/tag/1.4.6dev works well. :-) Thanks

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commented Nov 8, 2018

Thank you so much!!!! Works perfect with Windows 7, Thunder 60.3 (32-bit)
Doesn't work yet with 6.4 but easy to downgrade in order to use this add-on.

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commented Nov 8, 2018

Hi, I worked for a lot of hours to try to run this addon on Thunderbird 60.

Here is my repository: mintrayr: dev_thunderbird_60 + branch.

And the page on AMO, waiting for validation (hoping that it will be done quickly):
https://addons.thunderbird.net/en-US/thunderbird/addon/minimizetotray-reanimated/ .

Can people test if my changes are working on all systems?

If there is a gap in the path to the email profile, this add-on doesn't work for example: c:\email profile.
If it is free of gaps it works for example: c:\email_profile

Thanks in advance
Tested on
W7 & W10

//EDIT 1.4.6 work perfect! Thanks

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commented Nov 13, 2018

Works like a charm on W10-64
Thank you for the hard work

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commented Nov 13, 2018

I'm on 8.1 x64 with Thunderbird 60.3.0 and it seems that MTT revived is not compatible with this version? Do I have to disable some flag or option?

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commented Nov 15, 2018

Hi, I have openSUSE Leap15 installed with KDE-Plasma 5.14.2,KDE-Frameworks 5.51.0, Qt 5.11.2.
Thunderbird 60.3 is installed. The Version https://github.com/ysard/mintrayr/releases/tag/1.4.6dev works well. :-) Thanks

Thanks .. it's working also with Thunderbird-60.2.1 on Fedora27!

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commented Nov 15, 2018

@ysard Windows 7 Thunderbird 60.3.1 (32-Bit) works like a charm. Thanks a lot! You saved me many headaches.

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commented Nov 15, 2018

Ubuntu 18.04 + KDE 5 works good.
Open Source at its best! Thanks!

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commented Nov 24, 2018

Hi, I worked for a lot of hours to try to run this addon on Thunderbird 60.

Here is my repository: mintrayr: dev_thunderbird_60 + branch.

And the page on AMO, waiting for validation (hoping that it will be done quickly):
https://addons.thunderbird.net/en-US/thunderbird/addon/minimizetotray-reanimated/ .

Can people test if my changes are working on all systems?

Thank you very much! Working great on Windows 10 Pro 64Bit with Thunderbird 60.3.1 (32-Bit)

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commented Nov 29, 2018

Hi, I worked for a lot of hours to try to run this addon on Thunderbird 60.

Here is my repository: mintrayr: dev_thunderbird_60 + branch.

And the page on AMO, waiting for validation (hoping that it will be done quickly):
https://addons.thunderbird.net/en-US/thunderbird/addon/minimizetotray-reanimated/ .

Can people test if my changes are working on all systems?

Works great installed from add-on website. Windows 10 (64-bit) with Thunderbird 60.3.1 (32-bit)

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commented Dec 2, 2018

Hi, I worked for a lot of hours to try to run this addon on Thunderbird 60.

Here is my repository: mintrayr: dev_thunderbird_60 + branch.

And the page on AMO, waiting for validation (hoping that it will be done quickly):
https://addons.thunderbird.net/en-US/thunderbird/addon/minimizetotray-reanimated/ .

Can people test if my changes are working on all systems?

Works here, Win 7 Pro x64 , T-Bird 60.3.2 (32 bit)

Small cosmetic issue: when opening the "options", the whole thunderbird window becomes smaller, but when clicking OK (or Cancel), it does not return to its original state.

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commented Dec 3, 2018

Hi, I worked for a lot of hours to try to run this addon on Thunderbird 60.

Here is my repository: mintrayr: dev_thunderbird_60 + branch.

And the page on AMO, waiting for validation (hoping that it will be done quickly):
https://addons.thunderbird.net/en-US/thunderbird/addon/minimizetotray-reanimated/ .

Can people test if my changes are working on all systems?

Works fine on Windows 10 1709 (64 bit) and Thunderbird 60.3.2 (32 bit). Thanks a lot for your effort!

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commented Dec 3, 2018

Hi, I worked for a lot of hours to try to run this addon on Thunderbird 60.

Here is my repository: mintrayr: dev_thunderbird_60 + branch.

And the page on AMO, waiting for validation (hoping that it will be done quickly):
https://addons.thunderbird.net/en-US/thunderbird/addon/minimizetotray-reanimated/ .

Can people test if my changes are working on all systems?

Works perfect on Windows 7 Ultimate (64bit) and Thunderbird 60.3.2 (32-bit)

Thanks !!!

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commented Dec 4, 2018

Hi, I worked for a lot of hours to try to run this addon on Thunderbird 60.

Here is my repository: mintrayr: dev_thunderbird_60 + branch.

And the page on AMO, waiting for validation (hoping that it will be done quickly):
https://addons.thunderbird.net/en-US/thunderbird/addon/minimizetotray-reanimated/ .

Can people test if my changes are working on all systems?

I downloaded the add-on from the link and installed on Windows 10 x64, works great! Thank you so much!

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commented Dec 9, 2018

ysard, Installed on Windows 10 Pro x64. No issues as of yet to be found, thank you for this solution as the one i had previous, after thunderbird decided to update, no longer works, you are a life saver 😄

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commented Dec 12, 2018

Hi, I worked for a lot of hours to try to run this addon on Thunderbird 60.

Here is my repository: mintrayr: dev_thunderbird_60 + branch.

And the page on AMO, waiting for validation (hoping that it will be done quickly):
https://addons.thunderbird.net/en-US/thunderbird/addon/minimizetotray-reanimated/ .

Can people test if my changes are working on all systems?

The TB update to 60 knocked my old minimizeToTrayRevived out. I totally NEED this feature for my work.

I found the Thread and found your "MinimizeToTray Reanimated 1.4.7". This works on Windows 10 x64. So awesome. Thank you very, very much for your great work! You saved me from changing my Mail Client :)

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commented Jan 6, 2019

I can confirm that it works on win10 64 too. Thanks so much, without it i had to switch back to Outlook -.-
Great work!

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commented Jan 10, 2019

Hi,
works perfectly on Windows 10 Pro 1809 with Thunderbird 60.4.0 (64-bit). Thanks a lot for this neat piece of work.

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commented Jan 16, 2019

Hi, the addon is working perfectly for me.

However, do you know why I have to authorize its install every time I restart thunderbird? I'm using thunderbird 60.4.0

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commented May 16, 2019

Thunderbird 60.6.1 on Windows 10 v1703.
MinimizeToTray Reanimated v1.4.11.
Works perfectly.
Thanks a bunch. I have no idea how people live without this.

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