thunderbird launcher icon message notification does not change when messages are read

Bug #872147 reported by Rocko on 2011-10-11
This bug affects 4 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
thunderbird (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

The number of messages waiting is displayed in the thunderbird icon in my unity launcher, which is great. Normally, as I read the messages, this number decrements and then it disappears once they have all been read.

However, if there are messages waiting when I first launch thunderbird, the number displayed in the icon remains fixed as I read them, until new messages arrive.

Is this perhaps a dbus or unity issue instead? The same thing seems to be true for the number of events awaiting attention in skype - if there are events when I launch it, viewing the events doesn't reset the counter.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.10
Package: thunderbird 7.0.1+build1+nobinonly-0ubuntu1
Uname: Linux 3.1.0-rc9-git-20111010.0937 x86_64
AddonCompatCheckDisabled: False
AlsaVersion: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture Driver Version 1.0.24.
ApportVersion: 1.23-0ubuntu3
Architecture: amd64
 **** List of CAPTURE Hardware Devices ****
 card 0: PCH [HDA Intel PCH], device 0: ALC665 Analog [ALC665 Analog]
   Subdevices: 1/1
   Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
 /dev/snd/controlC0: sean 2973 F.... pulseaudio
BuildID: 20110929183320
CRDA: Error: [Errno 2] No such file or directory
 Card hw:0 'PCH'/'HDA Intel PCH at 0xf1c00000 irq 51'
   Mixer name : 'Intel CougarPoint HDMI'
   Components : 'HDA:10ec0665,1028050e,00100003 HDA:80862805,80860101,00100000'
   Controls : 25
   Simple ctrls : 13
Channel: release
Date: Tue Oct 11 14:52:53 2011
ForcedLayersAccel: False
 auto lo
 iface lo inet loopback
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 11.04 "Natty Narwhal" - Beta amd64 (20110330)
 default via dev wlan0 proto static dev wlan0 proto kernel scope link src metric 2 dev wlan0 scope link metric 1000
Profiles: Profile0 (Default) - LastVersion=7.0.1/20110929183320 (Running)
RunningIncompatibleAddons: False
SourcePackage: thunderbird
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to oneiric on 2011-10-04 (6 days ago) 07/20/2011
dmi.bios.vendor: Dell Inc.
dmi.bios.version: A06 0NJT03
dmi.board.vendor: Dell Inc.
dmi.board.version: A00
dmi.chassis.type: 8
dmi.chassis.vendor: Dell Inc.
dmi.chassis.version: 0.1
dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnDellInc.:bvrA06:bd07/20/2011:svnDellInc.:pnDellSystemXPSL502X:pvr:rvnDellInc.:rn0NJT03:rvrA00:cvnDellInc.:ct8:cvr0.1: Dell System XPS L502X
dmi.sys.vendor: Dell Inc.
no_proxy: localhost,

Rocko (rockorequin) wrote :
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in thunderbird (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Natim (site-remy) wrote :

The thing is that when using Thunderbird with Gmail on IMAP, a message appear as new in differents folders.

As thunderbird display notification for new messages in all folder, the counter is waiting that we reload each folder before to reload the counter.

This is quite annoying.
It could be quite good to be able to select the folder to follow. For me only the inbox would be good but I can understand that for some people with automatic gmail filters it could be better as now.

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