silvercircle/github/io
A Jekyll test site with no particular purpose.

My Vim Collection

Not much here at the moment, I’m still collecting stuff from my old blog, converting it into Markdown so it fits the new page.

My .vimrc

It is available as public gist. It is fairly well commented and depends only on very few plugins.

My userChrome.css for Thunderbird

Some UI customizations for Thunderbird 52
Some UI customizations for Thunderbird 52
Some UI customizations for Thunderbird 52

Even though there are many alternatives today, I still use Thunderbird as my personal e-mail client of choice. While it does have its own set of problems, it’s still one of the best remaining desktop e-email applications in terms of flexibility, security and user experience. It is also free and Open Source and enjoys a huge community.

Since I’m quite picky when it comes to UI design, I’ve made a few changes that improve the look of Thunderbird. Nothing spectacular, just a couple of minor changes:

  • alternating colors for the folder- and message tree control
  • rectangular tabs, less padding, less waste of space
  • minor changes to the message preview- and header area.
  • includes some minor styling changes for the Thunderbird-Conversations add-on.

The file is available as public gist.

To install

  • find your TB profile folder
  • If it does not already exist, create a new folder and name it chrome.
  • Copy the userChrome.css that you’ll find inside the .ZIP you downloaded from GitHub into that
  • folder. Under Linux, the case matters, the C must be capital, the extension lower case. The
  • folder chrome must be all lowercase.

To activate it, you have to restart Thunderbird. If anything goes wrong and TB looks strange, you can simply remove that file from its folder. It does not change anything outside itself. No special settings are required and the modification is only tested on Thunderbird 52 or newer under Windows.


Transylvania for ST3

Sublime text 3 with the Transylvania theme
Sublime text 3 with the Transylvania theme
Sublime text 3 with the Transylvania theme

This theme is inspired by the very popular Dracula theme that is available for many text editors and IDEs. While they do provide a full syntax highlighting color scheme for ST3, there is no “UI Theme”, so I decided to make one. I based my work on the popular Soda theme (from the Sublimetext 2 era) and modified it accordingly.

It is currently work in progress and only available via GitHub. It also has its own page.