I’m a big fan of Thunderbrid, however one of the things that bugs me is that the labels don’t stand out enough. I feel as if they kind of blend into the background. I did a bit of research and figured out how to style the labels to stand out a bit more. Check it out:

TwisterMc's Labels

To update your labels in Thunderbird follow these simple steps.

Install Stylish in Thunderbird – Go to https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/2108 and download the Stylish extension. Open Thunderbird and go to Tools -> Extensions (v1.5) Tools -> Addons -> Extensions (v2) and click the install button. Browse to where you saved Stylish on your computer. Then restart Thunderbird. Note: If using Firefox, make sure to right click on the Stylish install link and choose Save Link As… because we don’t want to install it into Firefox.

Create a New Stylish Style – Open Thunderbird, click on the Stylish icon in the status bar, choose manage styles, click write and in the description field add TwisterMc’s Labels.

Get the CodeClick here and copy the code into the big Stylish input box. Make sure that the Enabled checkbox is checked and hit Save. Then close the Manage Styles window.

Refresh – In order for the labels to appear, close the main inbox window and re-open it, or just restart Thunderbird.

That’s it.

The new labels code has been tested in Thunderbird 1.5 and 2.0 on Mac and works great. It should work fine under Windows and Linux too. Let me know if you have any issues.

Ohh and for advanced users, you can add the labels code into userChrome.css if you’d like without installing Stylish.

What about the labels/tags that I created?