Get Thunderbird to minimizing to tray instead of closing

One of the first set of things i do when i install a fresh (k)ubuntu is change the default email client. Both evolution (ubuntu) and kmail (kubuntu) don’t just cut it for me, they always seem bloated and buggy. I am a KISS guy -not that kiss (fine am that kiss too but the kiss i refer here is the Keep It Simple Stupid kind of kiss 😀 ) hence i find thunderbird to be the email client that just suits my needs. It doesn’t try to take over the world or make dinner for me. Its first and foremost an email client and its keeps with the Unix philosophy of do one thing and do it well.

However one thing i have always wish it had was the ability to run in the background so that if i close thunderbird i want it to minimize to the system-tray/notification area and inform me real time when i have a new mail. Continue reading Get Thunderbird to minimizing to tray instead of closing

July Screenshot

I spend most of my time on my PC, for one am a System Administrator so i get to use the computer a lot, i also happen to work in a place which is located in the middle of no where really so i have little else to do than play with my PC. Its my closet link to the outside work. The direct result of all these factors is that i love to make my PC as comfortable as i can and when am bored i change the layout to something pleasing till the next time am bored.

Hence i decided to modify my screenshot page so that i can update it with monthly screenshots of my pc

Here is for the month of July 2009

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