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Get New Mail on Right Click in Thunderbird 2.0

05/12/07

  11:06:07 am, by The Dreamer   , 256 words  
Categories: Software, Wireless/iPhone, PDA

Get New Mail on Right Click in Thunderbird 2.0

One pet peeve that has resulted from upgrading to Thunderbird 2.0, is that I can no longer right click on an account in the Folder Pane and fetch just the mail for that account.

I have many, many accounts, and some are not set to fetch mail ever, unless I have a specific need to...like Outlook will crash when it gets a certain kind of SPAM message, so I have to use Thunderbird to fetch and purge SPAM and then Outlook can work. Some day I may phase out Outlook, but in the meantime I have a lot of stuff in there that I don't want to migrate...plus I haven't retired my Palm yet (and there's some stuff that is linked to my Blackberry).

Wonder what happens when the Get Mail drop down becomes taller than my screen... :??:

Anyways....I decided that I can't be alone on the subject....so I went Google'ng for things.

The solution was to install the userChrome.js extension for TB, and then add the snippet below to userChrome.js.

/*  Add menuitem to Folderpane context - Get New Messages */
var insertWhere = document.getElementById("folderPaneContext-markMailFolderAllRead");
var miGetNewMsgs = document.createElement("menuitem");
miGetNewMsgs.setAttribute("label", "Get New Messages");
miGetNewMsgs.setAttribute("oncommand", "goDoCommand('cmd_getNewMessages')");
insertWhere.parentNode.insertBefore(miGetNewMsgs, insertWhere.nextSibling);

To take the lazy way to getting to userChrome.js, I installed MR Tech Local Install and called up the Chrome Editor.

Now to pull up this blog post on my other computers, so I can apply the same to the Thunderbird there.... &#59;D

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