Installing Firetray in Thunderbird 6

After installing Mozilla Thunderbird 6 I quickly discovered that one of my favorite add-ons was no longer working. Firetray is listed as incompatible with Thunderbird 6 but after searching around I discovered that it worked for some people after they compiled it from source.

Searching around in the build files revealed that the add-on needs a version bump to properly install. Once I changed the max version number and compiled the add-on it worked flawlessly!

You can download my x86_64 build or follow the steps below to compile it on your PC. The patch file (in the steps below) will bump up the version number. Compiling the add-on requires you to have gecko-sdk and scons already installed on your system.

mkdir firetray
cd firetray
wget ""
unzip ""
wget ""
patch firetray-thunderbird6.patch


  1. It doesn’t work in thunderbird 6.0.2 🙁

  2. Great! This post is really useful! I felt lost without FireTray 😉 Thank you guy!

  3. I’ve installed thunderbird 3 and you firetray again. And now I’m very happy 😛 Thank you so much for your help. And for this add-on