[Bug 251571] [NEW] Thunderbird's New Mail notification asterisks don't clear right away

John Vivirito gnomefreak at gmail.com
Fri Jul 25 04:03:20 UTC 2008

omni wrote:
> Public bug reported:
> Binary package hint: thunderbird
> Hi,
> Long time devotee of Thunderbird.
> I just switched to Ubuntu 8.04 from Vista/SP1.
> Now that I've switched to Ubuntu, I've noticed that the little
> red/orange asterisks that appear over the "Inbox" icon and the "Local
> Folders" icon (indicating new unread messages have arrived) don't go
> away when messages are read.
> The asterisks beside the actual messages disappear when the listing goes
> from bold to normal, but the asterisks still remain on the Inbox icon
> and the Local Folders icon.
> When I click on a different folder from the Inbox, such as "Sent" or
> "Trash", the "Inbox" and "Local Folders" icons lose their asterisks and
> the bold returns to normal.
> So basically instead of just checking all my messages and closing
> thunderbird, I have to check all my messages then click on a non-inbox
> folder then back on the inbox just to verify I haven't missed anything.
> It's not a huge deal but I shouldn't have to do it ;) And it is
> technically a bug so I can imagine I'm not the only one experiencing
> this.
> All the best and kind regards,
> Scott Johnstone
> Scott at NetworkSense.ca
> ProblemType: Bug
> Architecture: amd64
> Date: Thu Jul 24 10:29:01 2008
> DistroRelease: Ubuntu 8.04
> NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
> Package: mozilla-thunderbird
> PackageArchitecture: all
> ProcEnviron:
>  PATH=/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/bin:/usr/games
>  LANG=en_CA.UTF-8
>  SHELL=/bin/bash
> SourcePackage: thunderbird
> Uname: Linux 2.6.24-19-generic x86_64
> ** Affects: thunderbird (Ubuntu)
>      Importance: Undecided
>          Status: New
> ** Tags: apport-bug
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 status incomplete

Sincerely Yours,
    John Vivirito

Linux User# 414246

** Changed in: thunderbird (Ubuntu)
       Status: New => Incomplete

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