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Opera Mail Close To Tray

  • Instead of whining all the time I decided to try to do something without waiting on Opera team to do it.

    Main reason I avoided using new Opera Mail was because it lacked option to minimize to tray, yes it had

    Ctrl+Shift+Alt+H and it would minimize it, but that was really pain in the ass to hit every time.

    Also if you click close it would exit completely and you would not figure or get notified when you have a new mail.

    Reading what other people said I figured Opera Mail is basically Opera 12.16 with browser options disabled.

    So I thought developers probably did not had time to implement all menu options for standalone Opera client, but if those are still there, then there must be a way to enable them.

    Old Opera had option
    Preference > Advanced > Browsing -> Confirm Exit
    then when you exit it would ask what to do it, you could pick "Hide to tray" and check to remember and not ask again option

    That option would write following option:
    Show Exit Dialog=2
    into [User Prefs] section of the
    C:\Users\USER\AppData\Roaming\Opera\Opera\operaprefs.ini

    So I just added that option to a
    [User Prefs] section of the Opera Mail preferences ini file.
    C:\Users\Korisnik\AppData\Roaming\Opera Mail\Opera Mail\operaprefs.ini

    That was it. Now close button of the Opera Mail minimize it to tray and when the new message come it changes its icon as usual.

    We would be really happy if Opera team can bring back this option to standalone Opera Client in the next version.

    p.s.
    To complete steps you can put back Opera Mail shortcut to the Startup section of the Windows.
    Then while there right click on the shortcut and in the Run section set it to Minimized.

  • Thanks for the tip. This is the only thing I still use from Opera. I wouldn't hold my breath on them doing anything though as this hasn't been updated since they ripped it out from Presto. You'll notice the skin zip is actually the one from the browser too which means it has lots of unused elements. Very lazy on their part

  • Thanks for the tip. This is the only thing I still use from Opera. I wouldn't hold my breath on them doing anything though as this hasn't been updated since they ripped it out from Presto. You'll notice the skin zip is actually the one from the browser too which means it has lots of unused elements. Very lazy on their part

    Well I guess it is possible, but this program as it is will be good to go for next couple of years.

    When I decided to remove old Opera I tried following things:

    Foxmail:
    It is really nice, but I did not managed to import messages successfully to it and I have quite lot of those back from 2005.

    Thunderbird:
    Imported all of the messages, but needed bunch of addons for some things I was used on Opera.
    However, most annoying thing is that I could not get used on the interface. Old Opera mail interface was
    much more elegant and refined. It was it, same layout, but everything was so strange. Probably if used enough I would get used on it.

    ClawsMail:
    Windows version interface sucked very much.

  • I tried Thunderbird for awhile as well but I just don't like it's layout and the constant need for useful plugins to be updated with each release was a pain. It's also a little resource heavy for what it is.

    Postbox is built from Thunderbird and imo has a much nicer(more Opera like) layout but it isn't free and has limited plugins available.

    Since I now use Firefox, SimpleMail was a perfect option. I could make it a pinned tab that would always be there when I started the browser with sessions, just like in old Opera BUT, it corrupted some stored emails and proved to be just too buggy. Too bad to because I really do prefer having my mail client as part of the browser.

    So, Opera mail it is. I just wish they would show it some attention but all works well.......for now

  • Yes I miss Mail button on Panels section too, I got crazy used on that. I also tried to Operafy Firefox but that failed miserably. I am now trying Chrome parallel with old Opera. I tried Maxthon and some other suite but both were much behind Opera in Mail/Browser integration. Somehow things were not smooth.

    In browser I mostly miss Progress Bar popup at bottom. I could easily tell where is the problem with my site or internet connection just looking on the stuff loading. I also preferred Opera Developer Tools (instead of Chrome and Firebug). Rest of the stuff I use have extensions covered.

    In Chrome I hate Download popup bar. I would really prefer tab with list of downloads.

    Anyway back on topic Opera mail client setup to stay in Tray is quite similar to what I am used on. Different is only Mail button location, and fast switching between links in email.

  • To complete steps you can put back Opera Mail shortcut to the Startup section of the Windows.
    Then while there right click on the shortcut and in the Run section set it to Minimized.

    Is there any other way to start Opera Mail minimized, because whit this, it always start in normal window.

  • @hellas - Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

  • did not work for me :(

  • could you please upload this file to use ??
    TIA

  • For those who installed Opera Mail as Portable app (on "USB Stick"), edit operaprefs_default.ini in operaMail folder

    [User Prefs]
    ...(other prefs)
    Show Exit Dialog=2

  • WOW. This solution rox!
    But i got one more question.
    Is any chance to open Opera Mail at system startup minimized?

  • Thanks!! i was just about to unistall it.

  • To start it minimized go to put a shortcut into Startup. Right click on it, and under section Run: pick "Minimized".

  • @hellas THANK YOUUUUUUUUUU SOOOO MUCH. thank you! only registered to say that :)

  • Or another very easy way:

    1. open new empty mail (CTRL+M)
    2. Paste into the body mail this:
      opera:/button/Hide%20opera%2C%201%2C%2C%22Hide%20Opera%22%2C%20Opera%20Logo
    3. Close it
    4. Open Drafts and find that closed mail and click on that link in it's body
    5. confirm adding new button
    6. in new opened window go to 'My Buttons' in 'Buttons' TAB
    7. and use drag&drop for put the newly created 'Hide Opera' button on the panel to which you want
  • Very very useful!
    Thank you so much!

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