I just started using Xubuntu and I have been pretty impressed so far. I use Thunderbird as my e-mail client and I have been having a tough time getting the email notifications to show up again. They used to show up and then I played with it....
I was playing with the panels and I deleted the panel that comes installed at the top and put a new one in. Now I don't get the transparent box in the corner indicating new mail (I do get the transparent box showing the wifi network I am connected to and when my battery is fully charged and that I can use Guake). I put the notification area plug-in in and did not see any options for thunderbird. There is also a Indicator plug-in but it does not have any options.
I really want that box to show up again indicating that I have a new message because I like to have my docks hidden for more screen real estate.
Any help would be appreciated. Most of the forums that I have read on the subject seem to deal with the sound or Unity, neither of which interest me.