Noia 2 eXtreme V3 has been rewritten starting from TB2.0 default theme. So, it's no more compatible with TB 1.5 and previous versions. Update from V2.x to V3.x is NOT automatic.
New from 3.22 version : An extension has been added to set Noia2 theme options (version 3.18 and above). This extension can now be localized in your own language. Look at my web site to see if it's not already translated (but not still officially published !). You can participate by translating it. Simply follow the instructions on my main web page. You can also propose an other translation for some strings.
Warning : Options are set by using userChrome.css inside the chrome folder of your Thunderbird profile. This chrome folder is normally created during installation, but may not exist if you have a portable version of TB or on Linux. So, if not here, create it manually (before v 3.22) ! After v3.22, this chrome folder is created for you by the Noia2 eXtreme XT extension, if needed.
From v 2.25 to v 3.17 included : Options may be installed/validated automatically with an Option button in Themes window. (From codes found in Noia2 Extreme and Shifts themes for Firefox). As it is now, this option button does not work with TB 2.0. But, the option window is still available with a right click on the theme (always in the theme window) and the "about" submenu. To work properly, Noia must be the active theme.
Before v 3.18, with TB 3.0, follow the instructions on the about menu to be able to use those options.
From v 3.18, options are available through a small extension (Noia 2.0 eXtreme XT) downloaded (and installed) with the theme. So, the "About" window in the theme is now the standard one. No more "specials" settings to do ! Important : If you uninstall the theme (before version 3.24), you'll have to uninstall manually the extension. But, starting with 3.24 version, and for TB 3.0 and above, it's now automatic (Sorry, not for TB 2.x !). The code used is largely copied from the one found in Silvermel Theme (with the help of his author : Many Thanks to Pardal / Sharebird).
Nevertheless, if you wish, you call still set options manually :-) as follows :
Add these lines at the beginning of your userChrome.css :
(As told before, this file must be in a chrome folder of your Thunderbird profile.)
@import url("chrome://global/skin/subskin/no-zebra.css" );
To eliminate the alternation of white and blue lines in the message window. (option from Aaron Spuler's site, the smoke theme)
@import url("chrome://global/skin/subskin/noHead.css" );
This option eliminate the female head in front of the sender address in the message Header (for those who don't like her).
Option to invert the size change in taskbar.
Those following new options are directly transposed from the Firefox Noia2 theme.
New menu presentation with rounded edges. Works correctly only with TB 3.0 and above.
To obtain more less a dark Theme.
To obtain lighter dark Theme than the previous one.
Blue background. Not compatible with Dark option.
Cleaner look by deleting some horizontal lines between menus.
Delete menu options which are not activated (normally grayed).
To obtain rounded tabs. Works with TB3, but not fully compatible with TB 2.0.
@import url("chrome://global/skin/subskin/cmpctHeaderAdj.css" );
This option corrects a misalignment in some buttons caused by small incompatibilities between CompactHeader extension, version 0.9.0, and TB 3.0pre (while waiting new versions ...).
Normally not necessary with last CompactHeader versions, but still here just in case ...
@import url("chrome://global/skin/subskin/personas.css" ); (from version 3.16)
This option invalidates the use of a few images in toolbars, so Personas extension can now be used. (I have not "still" found a better solution ! )
@import url("chrome://global/skin/subskin/BlueDropmarker.css" ); (from version 3.21)
This option may be used to obtain blue dropmarkers as in previous theme versions. Standard is now gray dropmarkers.
Throbber options :
@import url("chrome://global/skin/subskin/defThrobber.css" );
To have the default theme throbber
@import url("chrome://global/skin/subskin/newThrobber.css" );
To have an other throbber
@import url("chrome://global/skin/subskin/bigThrobber.css" );
To have the old big throbber