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Thunderbird cannot minimize itself to the system tray. However, you could try one of these solutions. Thunderbird cannot minimize itself to the system tray. However, you could try one of these solutions.
If you're running Microsoft Windows: If you're running Microsoft Windows:
-* [https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/thunderbird/addon/2831/ MinimizeToTray Plus] Most popular. It also supports Linux.+* [https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/thunderbird/addon/12581/ MinimizeToTray revived] Most popular.
-* [https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/thunderbird/addon/12581/ MinimizeToTray revived]+* [https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/thunderbird/addon/2831/ MinimizeToTray Plus] Supports Linux. (discontinued)
* [https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/thunderbird/addon/48585/ Minimize On Start and Close] Made to fit the Windows 7 taskbar. * [https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/thunderbird/addon/48585/ Minimize On Start and Close] Made to fit the Windows 7 taskbar.
-* [http://minimizetotray.mozdev.org/ MinimizeToTray] used to be the most popular solution, but its no longer actively developed and doesn't support Thunderbird 3.*. There is a [https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/thunderbird/addon/2831 Minimize To Tray Enhancer] extension that adds more features to it. +* [http://minimizetotray.mozdev.org/ MinimizeToTray] had been the most popular solution, but no longer developed and doesn't support Thunderbird 3.*. [https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/thunderbird/addon/2831 Minimize To Tray Enhancer] extension that adds more features to it.
If you're using Linux the [https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/thunderbird/addon/4868/ FireTray] extension supports "hiding to tray instead of closing". If you are using GNOME, KDE, Xfce, or Fluxbox you can use [http://kdocker.sourceforge.net kdocker] or [http://alltray.sourceforge.net/ AllTray]. If you're using Linux the [https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/thunderbird/addon/4868/ FireTray] extension supports "hiding to tray instead of closing". If you are using GNOME, KDE, Xfce, or Fluxbox you can use [http://kdocker.sourceforge.net kdocker] or [http://alltray.sourceforge.net/ AllTray].

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Thunderbird cannot minimize itself to the system tray. However, you could try one of these solutions. If you're running Microsoft Windows:

If you're using Linux the FireTray extension supports "hiding to tray instead of closing". If you are using GNOME, KDE, Xfce, or Fluxbox you can use kdocker or AllTray.

If you get two windows and can't get rid of the second one try disabling the add-on, exiting Thunderbird, starting Thunderbird, closing one of the windows, re-enabling the add-on, exiting and restarting. [1]

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Minimize-to-tray utilities

With the following utilities you can minimize not only Thunderbird, but any program to the system tray.

Email notification utilities

Some email notification utilities for Microsoft Windows that support the system tray:

New Mail Attention adds support for a message filter action to call attention to the main window when a new message arrives. It supports several operating systems and the MinimizeToTray Plus add-on.

See also

External Links

  • Forum thread about using Thunderbird as a pseudo shell, using MinimizeToTray Plus and FiltaQuilla add-ons.