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This preference controls the amount of time in milliseconds to show "Downloads Complete" & "New mail" -style of alerts that appear in the bottom-right.

Possible values and their effects

Any positive integer. Thunderbird default: 3000 (3 seconds). All others default: 4000 (4 seconds).

First checked in

2002-03-22 by Scott MacGregor.

Has an effect in

  • Netscape (all versions since 6.1)
  • Mozilla Suite (all versions since 1.0)
  • Firebird (all versions)
  • Firefox (all versions)
  • Sunbird (all versions)
  • SeaMonkey (all versions)

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