Default window size settings Thunderbird

Nigel Ridley nigel at
Sat Apr 18 12:52:15 UTC 2009

marc wrote:
> Nigel Ridley said...
>> I would like to be able to set the default  window sizes for Thunderbird to be different between 
>> the main mail client and the 'compose new mail' window (right click Title bar > Advanced > 
>> Special Window Settings).
>> This used to be possible pre-Hardy but now if I set the main Thunderbird window, then open a 
>> 'compose new mail' window and reset the size (under 'Special Window Settings') to something 
>> smaller, then the main Thunderbird window also takes on this size when restarted.
>> I want a smaller 'compose new mail' window so that I can still 'see' the rest of the main 
>> Thunderbird window -- does this makes sense amongst my ramblings?
> Yup, the mozilla products are bad for this. You need to mess around with 
> the window-specific settings, rather than the app-specific ones. I 
> suspect you know this, though.
> Fiddle with the window class and window role settings, and consider 
> _not_ using exact match. The "Detect window properties" function can be 
> useful here. If that doesn't get you where you want to be, move on to 
> the Window extra tab.

Thanks for the hint[s]. I'm getting there -- experimenting mostly.



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