thunderbird and quote colors

Yuri Pankov ypankov at
Tue Mar 3 17:58:12 UTC 2020

On 03.03.2020 20:35, Yuri Pankov wrote:
> On 03.03.2020 20:32, Arthur Chance wrote:
>> On 03/03/2020 17:21, Yuri Pankov wrote:
>>> If any of you are using Thunderbird on Mac, you see that different
>>> quoting levels have different colors (out of the box!) and that makes it
>>> much easier to read.  Now on FreeBSD (and Windows, and Linux, I guess)
>>> there's no such feature.  There was a QuoteColors addon, but it's last
>>> updated about 10 years ago, and no longer works, even with hacks to
>>> install it with newer TB versions.
>>> So the question is if anyone has any idea on how to enable in FreeBSD's
>>> thunderbird what comes with Mac version?
>> I get different colours for different quote levels. The deepest I can
>> find is three levels and they're blue, magenta and green by increasing
>> level.
> I guess I wasn't clear, I mean the text itself, not the colored bars to 
> the left of it which is likely what you are seeing (I get that too).

And to make it completely clear, here's how it looks like in Thunderbird 
68.5.0 on Mac:

I didn't modify any settings, it was there from beginning, so I'm 
wondering if there's a secret switch hidden somewhere.

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