Meet the MinimizeToTray revived Developer

Nils Maier

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Why was MinimizeToTray revived created?

I myself was a user of the original MinimizeToTray. Then when I switched to Thunderbird 3.0 (nightlies) I learned that the original wasn't compatible nor was there a compatible version planned.
Furthermore I started using Songbird, a music player powered by mozilla technology, and the support for the original stopped there too.
Developing add-ons for quite some time I accepted this new challange and so I implemented my own add-on, trying to make it more generally usable and easier to maintain.
After contacting Mook, the author of the original, he kindly provided me assistance and advice.
In the process I learned a lot of new things about using C++ in add-ons and the mozilla build system.

The result of all this is MinimizeToTray revived, which I hope will serve well for other users too.

What's next for MinimizeToTray revived

Planned, among other things, is a version for Linux/Gnome and support for Sunbird, the mozilla calendar software, and Seamonkey.
Application-specific integration is an ongoing process, too.

Furthermore I receive a lot of suggestions via mail and I try to read them all and implement them where it makes sense.

About the Developer

Developer Information
Name Nils Maier
Location Germany
Occupation Student / Freelance
Homepage https://tn123.org/
User since March 5, 2007
Number of add-ons developed 8 add-ons
Average rating of developer's add-ons Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Who is Nils Maier?

I'm a 26 year-old student at the Technische Universität Braunschweig / Germany and live in the nearby city Wolfsburg which you might know as the "Capital of Volkswagen".

In 2009 I got my Bachelor of Science degree in computer sciences and am currently pursuing a MSc. degree.

I do a lot of computer related stuff, such as coding DownThemAll! and other small projects, submitting patches to various third-party projects and administering some servers.