Hide Thunderbird's buttons in message headers area
I don't like those buttons inside the header area of a message that Thunderbird 3 put there. Though the CompactHeader addon is often claimed to be a solution it does way too much for me – I like the headers the way they are, just not the buttons.
This is a bit of a hack but works very well for me (keeps the date and "other actions" menu on the right, see the screenshot below):
- Open up your profile directory (
- Create a
chromedirectory inside it.
- Put the attached
userChrome.cssfile into the
- Restart Thunderbird
If it does not work for you check that you are in the correct profile folder; case is important, too (
chrome instead of
When on Windows, keep those things in mind:
- The profile folder is
- You may want to modify the
4pxfor top padding which looks nicer for a Windows Thunderbird.