Eye candy is good (aka. More Mozilla Mail features)
Well, this one impressed me. Mozilla Mail now has a feature added to it called animated alerts.
What is an animated alert you ask? For all those who have used Hotmail w/ Messager (or apparently Yahoo mail), you're used to seeing animated boxes popping up from your taskbar (sorry Linux users) informing you that you have a new email.
Well, now this nice piece of gold-plating has been added to Mozilla Mail. A window will rise showing how many new pieces of email you have in your inbox.
This is a lot better than the previous method of an icon with a tool tip.
here's a screencap:
And here's the other alternatives they were considering:
From the spec.
Idea is nice but... If you have taskbar at the *top* as I do, then why on earth alerts keep popping up at the *bottom* of the screen? :)
Whoa Alex, I don't know why you would, but if it's important, file a bug!
That's a nice little touch! Kudos to the Mail/News developers.