How to get Thunderbird to be a little more passive?
November 5, 2005 3:31 AM   Subscribe

In XP, is there any way to take Thunderbird and Sunbird out of the start bar and move them into the clock area like my Skype and Trillian?

I like to have Thunderbird running all the time, so I know when new mail comes in, and I like to have Sunbird running because I rely on the reminder pop-ups. Is there any way to take them out of the Start area and into a more "passive" area, like the clock?
posted by bryak to Computers & Internet (8 answers total)
If by the "clock" you mean the system tray and by the "Start area" you mean the taskbar, here's how I do that with Thunderbird:

Minimize to Tray extension

unfortunately, I don't think it works for Sunbird.
posted by rxrfrx at 4:22 AM on November 5, 2005

i guess minimizing from that thing to that other thing works too, smart aleck. thanks.
posted by bryak at 5:14 AM on November 5, 2005

TrayIT will allow you to tray any application that you want. Just another approach, and a more general solution.
posted by jduckles at 7:29 AM on November 5, 2005

Awesome! I'd been using Thundertray to do this for Thunderbird, and it hadn't occured to me to try to do this with Firefox. This is great for both. Thanks to both of you.
On preview, TrayIt looks good too.
posted by Who_Am_I at 7:32 AM on November 5, 2005

I use TaskSwitchXP, a fast, highly-customizable Alt+Tab replacement that has a minimize-to-tray feature.
posted by Goblindegook at 7:35 AM on November 5, 2005

TrayIT works perfectly for sunbird. thanks.
posted by bryak at 7:56 AM on November 5, 2005

I've been using this little application since it came out. It is designed specifically for Sunbird (there is also a Thunderbird version on the site).
posted by oddman at 9:52 AM on November 5, 2005

Just be sure to check for spyware before running any little downloads off the 'net.
posted by delmoi at 4:48 PM on November 5, 2005

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