TB 45 without Ignore Aero : holy sh...!!! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Today Mozilla "treated" me to TB 45 without the Ignore Aero theme.
Others stated it before me, but I as well was shocked to see the real TB theme.
I have read that you are busy, but know that at least I am looking forward VERY MUCH to the moment you can spare those 2 days of work for the upgrade.
Today I realised again how happy I am with your excellent!! theme.

If you do not have time to maintain, open source it! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

As you have already said, due to breaking changes the theme might be as well written from scratch, but do we really need that? Releasing the source to the public (not in the form of xpi-obfuscated zip archive, but a github/bitbucket repo) could save a lot of hassle both for you and your users. Many of those would love to contribute and they probably already can by sending you another email with a zip of the corrected source code, but there's a cleaner and more fun way :)

The source code within the xpi is not obfuscated (if you have an obfuscated one I'd guess someone put adware or other malicious stuff in it and tries to hide the fact, but I guess/hope you just didn't open it up?). I don't see how investing time to bring it to some of these platforms helps the theme, though; as I could also use that time to work on the update. A public git repo means that I'd feel the need to think way more about repository structure, build system, etc. I don't think publishing a repository without build instructions and proper documentation is a good idea.

Oh, and now reading your review's title: The source code is under MPL 2.0 (http://www.mozilla.org/MPL/2.0/), so you can fork it and/or send me patches without any legal hassle.

Edit2: for extended discussion, please use eMail; this rating-reply interface is not suited for discussions ;)

Needs an update, the best theme out there Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Would love to see this updated for TB 45. I've been using it so long I forgot how hideous standard TB is. The best theme there is, can't wait to see it back in action :)

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Please update! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

BEST theme for Thunderbird!

For rsjtdrjgfuzkfg: I know that right now you do not have time, but as soon as possible PLEASE UPDATE this theme!

Please update for Thunderbird 45.x Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Just upadated to Thunderbird 45.x and this wonderfull addon isnt compatible. Please update for v45.x.

Planned since February, but unlikely to happen soon due to real life work; there have been incompatible changes in Thunderbird breaking themes, which means I need 1-2 full days to basically re-write the theme from scratch (and right now I cannot afford that). Sorry!

Awesome theme - but breaks the chat pane in TBird 38 (UPDATE: fixed!) Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I've been using this theme forever & it's been great - but it seems like with the latest version of TBird, it breaks the chat window. Viewing archived chats looks fine, but starting a new one results in a messed-up chat pane with two tiny boxes in the upper-left of the pane for the chat, instead of the usual full-pane with a split near the bottom.

Last update was 2013, so I'm not sure if it's still actively maintained.

UPDATE: changing my rating to five stars - cheers to the developer for continuing to maintain this plugin. Seriously, I tried using TBird without it for a few days, and I couldn't do it. It's like Darth Vader's mask... You're really curious, but when you finally see the horrifying mess that's underneath it, you can't put it back on fast enough.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.3.0). 

While "actively maintained" is an overstatement, I'm still here. 1.1.0.0 got through review today, and 1.1.0.1 is on the way due to a stupid mistake on my side^^

Either way, your issue should be fixed in the 1.1+ versions.

Derzeit beste Lösung Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mit TB 38 funktioniert kaum noch ein Theme, dieses ist eines der wenigen Ausnahmen. Endlich wieder eine aufgeräumte, klare Oberfläche für ein effektives Arbeiten. Sehr empfehlenswert!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.3.0). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Great add-on, solved the slow scrolling issue I have had with Thunderbird for some time.

Personally I also prefer the non-aero look, I don't understand the need for glitzy graphics. Be good if Thunderbird had the built in option to disable 'themes'.

All best Colin

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.3.0). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Great addon! It removes grey address fields in compose message window.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.3.0). 

Awesome, with one small bug Rated 4 out of 5 stars

I very much appreciate this add-on, and even with a small bug found, I'll continue to use it for as long as I can.

The bug: version 1.0.3.0 of this plugin with current Thunderbird (31+), prevents large image resizing to fit the preview window-pane. So if someone sends you an image larger than can be viewed in Thunderbird, you'll have to save the file and resize it using your image viewer/editor.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.3.0). 

Quite old review, but for the reference: this should be fixed in 1.1+.

One of the best! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Without doubt one of the best complete themes!

Thank you VERY much for the work!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.3.0). 

Great addon but incompatible with TH 31 Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Great addon, please an update for the new thunderbird 31
Tried to modify the install.rdf but doesn't work.
Thanks

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.3.0). 

For me bumping the version worked. Note that Ignore Aero consists of two parts, and one common manifest. Thus, you need to bump the version in three different files (one for the hook, one for the theme and one for the bundle).

But you should not need to care for that, as I bumped the compatibility some seconds ago :)

Feel free to contact me directly (eMail is in the sidebar) if that did not work.

Capable to make Thunderbird better Rated 5 out of 5 stars

With this theme thunderbird looks much better and gets a better usability.
But there is an incompatibility with "Hide C. Titlebar Plus Lite" - together wit this add-on no more windows controls (close, maximize or restore, minimize) are seen.
5 stars in spite of this incompatibility but sorry to say, but as long as this incompatibility exists, "Hide C...." is more important for me - I hate this useless bulky caption titlebar bar ...

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.3.0). 

I know that it doesn't help you, but I'd assume that the incompatibility comes from both Ignore Aero and the add-on you mentioned messing with the main window. Mozilla doesn't allow themes to style the title bar, so Ignore Aero has to force some values there.

Note that it is probably not possible to fix the issue without breaking the style of this theme for all other users, so I won't do anything about it for now. You could, however, probably fix the issue by yourself through an userChrome.css sheet. I don't have the time to create you one, though.

And a general sidenote: reviews are not for bug reports, use the support-eMail-Address for that. Thanks!

Great ad-ons and very helpful person. Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Great ad-ons and very helpful person.
Thanks for your support. Everything works just the way I wanted it to.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.3.0). 

Thank god for this Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Finally a normal window frame.

I hope this stupid design trend comes to an end soon,

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.3.0). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I just want to say that Thunderbird is unusable without the elegance of this add-on. This should be the default theme on Windows computers! If I had any say in Thunderbird's future this would be the first change I would make.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.3.0). 

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

After installing the new update, the background color of the folder pane changed from white to grey. The right-hand pane did not change and is still white. How can I set the folder pane back to the original default and why not just honor the original setting?

edit: Thanks for the heads-up. Will try to remember using eMail next time. I'm pleased to see you are still updating this addon. BTW, managed to get back what I had before with:

/* Folderpane & Messagepane (white) */
treechildren {
background-color: #FFFFFF !important; }

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.3.0).  This user has 2 previous reviews of this add-on.

I am aware of the background change on the folder panel on the left, and plan to fix that (along with the margins there) once I find time for an update. I'm quite happy I was able to provide an update for TB 24 at all, as my time is rather limited currently. Note that the current background (which is not gray, but a noisy pattern) is the new original default ;)

Please note that you can always send eMails for bug reports, and do not need to use the rating feature for that.

Great job - thank you! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Thank you for taking the time to code this. Your add-on has liberated my UI, removing the Aero cruft and restoring my love of Thunderbird.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.2.4). 

Best theme for T'bird Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This should be the default look for Thunderbird.

Thanks for fixing the RSS issue.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.2.3).  This user has 2 previous reviews of this add-on.

Perfect them! Rated 4 out of 5 stars

The perfect them for Thunderbird, except it has a problem with the RSS reader (feed's body is not displayed).

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.2.3).  This user has a previous review of this add-on.

Did you try https://addons.mozilla.org/thunderbird/addon/ignore-aero/versions/1.0.2.4 (not yet reviewed)?