Multi-row Bookmarks Toolbar

Mozilla Firefox users, who like to put many bookmarks in the Bookmarks Toolbar, sometimes get to the point where the number of bookmarks is too much to fit on the screen; so Firefox gives a drop-down menu at the end of the Bookmarks Toolbar, to access bookmarks not displayed on the toolbar.

Some users have used some simple methods of fitting more bookmarks on the Bookmarks Toolbar. These include renaming bookmarks [Right-click -> Properties], to give them shorter names. If a bookmark has its own unique favicon, removing the entire bookmark name will work.

I recently came across a neat little userChrome.css script that will cause the Bookmarks Toolbar to start another row, if the current one cannot fit all bookmarks.

Just add the following script to your userChrome.css file:
#bookmarks-ptf {display:block !important;}
#bookmarks-ptf toolbarseparator {display:inline !important;}

Getting rid of the ‘new mail’ alert in the Windows system tray

Mozilla Thunderbird users may have noticed that turning off “Show an alert” for when new messages arrive, does not get rid of the alert that appears in the Windows system tray.

There’s actually a Windows feature (I don’t know if it’s on anything other than XP), that lets you to disable that alert.
On the very edge of the system tray, right-click and select “Customize Notifications” in the content menu.
Select the Thunderbird item, and using the drop-down menu, choose “Always Hide“.

Update: Another method to get to “Customize Notifications” is via the Windows Control Panel -> Taskbar and Start Menu. Select the “Taskbar” tab, and under “Notification area”, click on “Customize”.