New mail notifications on a Mac

I'm supporting a Mac user who would like to disable new mail 
notifications.  She's running TB 52.2.0.

I'm used to going to Preferences -> General, and where the necessary 
options are in the "When new messages arrive:" section. (Namely, "show 
an alert" and "Show a try icon").

However, on this installation, the only options shown are for changing 
preferences in the app icon (and no usable options there), and selection 
of what sound is used (which is currently disabled).

Are the necessary settings in another location in the Mac version, or is 
this something that has to be tweaked by editing prefs.js. And if 
editing, which prefs and settings?

Smith
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NFN
6/15/2017 10:14:20 PM
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On 6/15/17 6:14 PM, NFN Smith wrote:
> I'm supporting a Mac user who would like to disable new mail 
> notifications.  She's running TB 52.2.0.
> 
> I'm used to going to Preferences -> General, and where the necessary 
> options are in the "When new messages arrive:" section. (Namely, "show 
> an alert" and "Show a try icon").
> 
> However, on this installation, the only options shown are for changing 
> preferences in the app icon (and no usable options there), and 
> selection of what sound is used (which is currently disabled).
> 
> Are the necessary settings in another location in the Mac version, or 
> is this something that has to be tweaked by editing prefs.js. And if 
> editing, which prefs and settings?
> 
> Smith

Checking my own Mac w/TB 52.2.0, this Preference item has been moved 
to the Mac's own System Preferences "Notifications" section, where 
there is a None choice for Thunderbird.
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Reed
6/16/2017 3:01:24 AM
Reed wrote:
> On 6/15/17 6:14 PM, NFN Smith wrote:
>> I'm supporting a Mac user who would like to disable new mail
>> notifications.  She's running TB 52.2.0.

>
> Checking my own Mac w/TB 52.2.0, this Preference item has been moved
> to the Mac's own System Preferences "Notifications" section, where
> there is a None choice for Thunderbird.

That's what I needed.

It makes sense to use the system tool for notification, but coming from 
Windows, doing it only on Mac was unexpected.

Smith
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NFN
6/21/2017 2:57:24 PM
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