Matthias Schoettle

PhD Student & Software Developer

Category: Tweaks

Hide star besides email addresses in Thunderbird

If you – for some reason – don’t like the yellow (for contacts in your address book) or gray (for unknown contacts) star next to email addresses in the message header there’s a simple way on how to hide it.

If you don’t have one yet, all it needs is a file called userChrome.css inside a folder called chrome inside your profile folder. Add the following content:

.emailStar {
    display: none !important;
}

If you ever want to see it again just delete those lines.

Hide the “Network” icon from Windows 7 Explorer

If you want to hide the “Network” icon from the sidebar of the Windows Explorer in Windows 7 you can do this by modifying the registry. In order to be able to do this you have to be logged in as an Administrator. Despite that you’ll have to give yourself the permissions to change the value. You can remove the permissions after you are done again.

Please be aware that you should back up the registry before making any modifications. At least the key you will modify.

In the registry go to the following key HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{F02C1A0D-BE21-4350-88B0-7367FC96EF3C}\ShellFolder\ and change the value of Attributes from b0040064 to b0940064. (Source)

Note: The network environment will still be accessible. It will not restrict access to it using other ways.

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