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Author Topic: Thunderbird 3 Extensions: Your favorite or most useful  (Read 6670 times)
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« on: January 08, 2010, 05:20:32 AM »

stole the title from the Firefox Extensions: Your favorite or most useful thread smiley

I currently only have one extension - and only one theme that I'd go as far as to say that I like it (have a bunch other I wouldnt recommend).
So I'm curious to hear what other's use


AttachmentExtractor http://www.eviljeff.com/?page=moz-extensions
The author was responsive the one time I made contact. I dont use it a huge amount and it has been buggy- but also getting updated regularly

WhiteHart theme https://addons.mozilla.or...US/thunderbird/addon/3791



only thing I'd change would be to make the background less white

So any recommendations?
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« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2010, 06:32:10 AM »

One and only: Enigmail
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« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2010, 10:29:20 PM »

+1 for Enigmail.

Other life-saving ones:

. CompactHeader, brings back the small header pane
. External Editor, because writing long texts in Tb sucks

Also proven useful in the past:

. Mail Tweak, tweaks Thunderbird's behavior
. Manually Sort Folders, recommended for multiple accounts

Still waiting for a fix:

. Muttator, who needs a mouse?
. (Basically works but has some flaws left to fix.)
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« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2010, 06:50:49 PM »

+1 CompactHeader

GContactSync seems to be doing fine so far.

Lightning b1 seems to be holding okay too. Just came out not long ago. You can sync it with Google's Calendar.

Alfred Kayser's LittleBird and LittleFox are my favs for Tbird and Firefox. Very small but not too too small!


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« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2010, 09:20:01 PM »

ImportExportTools (MboxImport enhanced) Most powerful mail import/export tool for Thunderbird. (Thunderbird is quite weak in this regard. E.g., it opens .eml files fine, but can't import them into mail storage.) Can't find it on addons.mozilla.org, has to go to the author's homepage, which has dozens of Thunderbird extensions.

LookOut To deal with TNEF encoded attachments from Outlook.

Remove Duplicate Messages (Alternate) If you receive a lot of duplicate messages.

Show InOut If you like to put in/out mail (to the same person, e.g.) in the same folder.
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« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2010, 11:40:13 PM »

+1 Enigmail
+1 CompactHeader (who in the *frack* designed the built-in behaviour?!?!)
+1 Lightning b1
MinimizeToTray Plus
Where is my Contacts Sidebar? Cry
Thanks for Manually Sort Folders smiley

I'm looking for something similar to Outlook flags (not convert to task) that keeps an email permanently visible in the UI until it's actioned. So far I can't find anything that will do this.

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« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2010, 03:44:29 AM »

Thanks a lot for the CompactHeader and MinimizeToTray+ links (I used a tray minimizer for TB2, but didn't bother go looking for one for TB3 that worked smiley). Two-line no-text flat-button header with CompactHeader is pretty nice.

Oh, something that would be useful: in "message overview" mode (when you've selected multiple messages and TB3 shows an overview of them), is there any way to get it to keep URLs clickable? That would be really useful wrt. forum reply notifications.
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« Reply #7 on: January 19, 2010, 09:55:20 AM »

Where is my Contacts Sidebar? Cry
Not yet updated for Tb3 final, it seems.
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« Reply #8 on: January 19, 2010, 10:54:26 AM »

Hm, when using MinimizeToTray+, is there a way to always have the ThunderBird icon in the tray (whether minimized or not), and change the icon when an account has new mail? Currently I get the always-there-no-matter-what icon (from MTT+), but can't find any options to merge the new-mail-available (from vanilla TB3) with it... heck, doesn't even seem like you can turn that notification icon off?
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« Reply #9 on: January 19, 2010, 01:24:25 PM »

To get rid of the new mail icon, flip the mail.biff.show_tray_icon to false. I'm not aware of any way you can integrate that functionality with MTT+.

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« Reply #10 on: January 19, 2010, 03:17:17 PM »

Used extensions
- Auto Address Cleaner 1.0.1
- CompactHeader 1.1.4
- Display Mail User Agent 1.6.5
- FoxClocks 2.5.35
- MR Tech Toolkit 6.0.4
- Quote Colors 0.3
- Signature Switch 1.6.4
- Toolbar Buttons 0.6.0.8

- DOM Inspector 2.0.4
- InspectorWidget 2.11.20090429
- Stylish 1.0.7
- Stylish-Custom 0.6.2

Disabled extensions  - Not compatible with Tb3 Sad
- Contacts Sidebar 0.7.1
- NotTo 0.4
- Quicktext 0.9.9.9

only thing I'd change would be to make the background less white
I imagine you mean the background of the folder pane and thread pane?
I didn't like it ether in TB's default theme.
Add something like this to your userChrome.css or Stylish style: (colors are only examples)
Formatted for CSS with the GeSHI Syntax Highlighter [copy or print]
  1. @namespace url(http://www.mozilla.org/keymaster/gatekeeper/there.is.only.xul);
  2.  
  3. /* Folder Tree background */
  4. #folderTree {
  5.   background-color: #F0F8FF !important
  6. }
  7.  
  8. /* Thread pane background */
  9. #threadTree treechildren::-moz-tree-row() {
  10.  -moz-appearance: none !important;
  11.  background-image: none !important;
  12.  background-color: #F0F8FF !important;
  13. }
  14.  
  15. /* Thread pane alternating row background*/
  16. #threadTree treechildren::-moz-tree-row(odd) {
  17.  -moz-appearance: none !important;
  18.  background-image: none !important;
  19.  background-color: #E6E6FA!important;
  20. }
  21.  
  22. /* Thread pane selected/focused row background(standard style)
  23.  - needed here because otherwise overruled by above */
  24. #threadTree treechildren::-moz-tree-row(selected) {
  25.  background-color: -moz-Dialog !important;
  26. }
  27. #threadTree treechildren::-moz-tree-row(selected, focus) {
  28.  background-color: Highlight !important;
  29. }
(I had to restart Tb to see the effects in the thread pane)
Source: Linnhe: Thunderbird Chrome

HTH, Winkie
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« Reply #11 on: January 19, 2010, 04:31:36 PM »

Thanks for the remind about FoxClocks. I forgot to add it to Thunderbird when I switched from Sunbird to Lightning.

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« Reply #12 on: January 20, 2010, 03:55:54 AM »

thanks for the background change Winkie - it works a treat smiley

unfortunately compact header isnt working for me Sad
I thought it might be the theme I using but it not working with default theme either..
[edit] after a few restarts it is now working, with the default theme at any rate thumbs up [/edit]


On a different note,
anyone know of an addon that allows you to create and/or customise shortcuts?

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« Reply #13 on: January 20, 2010, 07:06:30 AM »

Quote

On a different note,
anyone know of an addon that allows you to create and/or customise shortcuts?

Have been looking for a while a now.
Did find this info just a moment ago:
http://kb.mozillazine.org/Keyconfig_extension

Right click menu is rather slim so i was glad to find this handy list of shortcuts "en français":
http://www.arobase.org/th...s-clavier-thunderbird.htm
If someone can find an English version, i'd be glad to know of it.
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« Reply #14 on: January 20, 2010, 01:15:21 PM »

Quote

On a different note,
anyone know of an addon that allows you to create and/or customise shortcuts?
Have been looking for a while a now.
Did find this info just a moment ago:
http://kb.mozillazine.org/Keyconfig_extension
that works very nicely so far  Thmbsup
(I think I actually installed that in FF at one stage but had to do a system restore the next day and forgot about it then..)
One I was hoping for was ability to mark mail as Unread - it's the best way of attracting my attention I find. 'R' marks mail as Read but unfortunately doesnt toggle status.
You can customise keys so I'll have a go at that - see your link & here.  - Unfortunately MarkasUnRead doesnt work or even seem to exist (nor does toggle markAsRead)

here's a list of standard shortcuts from the help site (not sure if that's what you're looking for)
http://www.mozilla.org/su...port/thunderbird/keyboard
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« Reply #15 on: January 20, 2010, 01:32:59 PM »

Quicktext - extremely useful.

Updated for TB3
https://addons.mozilla.or.../nl/thunderbird/addon/640
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« Reply #16 on: January 20, 2010, 02:13:14 PM »

Quicktext - extremely useful.

Updated for TB3
https://addons.mozilla.or.../nl/thunderbird/addon/640
Thanks for mentioning! Version 0.9.10.1 installed and working.

And I just discovered that Allow Empty Subject is also updated to Tb3. I also had it installed in Tb2, but forgot to install it in Tb3...
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« Reply #17 on: January 20, 2010, 03:36:27 PM »

@Tomos,

My pleasure!

Yes, that was exactly the page of shortcuts i was looking for.
Thanks!   smiley
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« Reply #18 on: January 20, 2010, 07:12:14 PM »

And I just discovered that Allow Empty Subject is also updated to Tb3. I also had it installed in Tb2, but forgot to install it in Tb3...
Isn't that kinda a bad idea? Not only do you run a higher risk of checking antivirus software and spamfilters, but generally it's also kinda annoying to receive mails without a subject? smiley
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« Reply #19 on: January 21, 2010, 02:40:37 PM »

And I just discovered that Allow Empty Subject is also updated to Tb3. I also had it installed in Tb2, but forgot to install it in Tb3...
Isn't that kinda a bad idea? Not only do you run a higher risk of checking antivirus software and spamfilters, but generally it's also kinda annoying to receive mails without a subject? smiley
You're absolutely right on all points. But I normally include a subject line on mails to other people and if I send an quick mail (e.g. to myself from home to work) without one I don't like to be reminded...

Installed Tb 3.0.1 today and Allow Empty Subject is disabled again, I won't enable it and we'll see if I can life without it...
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« Reply #20 on: February 15, 2010, 04:09:28 AM »

Keyword Highlights
automatically highlights words particularly in Digests such as Subject, Sale, etc. thus avoiding having to search
https://addons.mozilla.or...US/thunderbird/addon/4546
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« Reply #21 on: May 26, 2010, 03:37:38 AM »

I was hoping for was ability to mark mail as Unread - it's the best way of attracting my attention I find. [With Keyconfig extension] 'R' marks mail as Read but unfortunately doesnt toggle status.
You can customise keys so I'll have a go at that - see your link & here.  - Unfortunately MarkasUnRead doesnt work or even seem to exist (nor does toggle markAsRead)

I only noticed recently on the default TB shortcuts page that 'M' toggles read/unread status

Also Shift+C will mark all messages in folder as read

[edit] I notice that page linked to is out of date (2005 last update) e.g. it says Ctrl+Shift+C to mark all read - this no longer works in version 3 [/edit]
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« Reply #22 on: May 27, 2010, 11:02:49 AM »

My three favourite add-ons are by far:


Thunderbrowse https://addons.mozilla.org/thunderbird/addon/5373/

Quote from: Thunderbrowse
Did your friend send you a cool link? Want to read the rest of that interesting article? Don't want to open up your web browser just to view it? You don't have to! Just view it in Thunderbird with ThunderBrowse!

ThunderBrowse adds browsing functions to Thunderbird, allowing you to be able to view websites without having to open another application. You can easily save time, space, and memory usage by opening up the website within Thunderbird. ThunderBrowse is easy to use and unobtrusive.

ThunderBrowse is a tabbed browser that supports almost all websites and includes the standard browsing features that you are used to.

ReminderFox http://reminderfox.mozdev.org/

Quote from: ReminderFox
Never forget again: ReminderFox remembers things so that you don't have to!

ReminderFox is a simple yet versatile reminder application for Firefox and Thunderbird that lets you:

    * Display and manage lists of reminders and ToDos
    * Make sure you remember all of your important dates (birthdays, anniversaries, etc) via easy-to-use lists, alerts, and alarms.
    * Be reminded where you won't forget - right in your browser without the need for separate calendar software.

Please see the FAQ for detailed information, videos, and screenshots.


and

FavLoc https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/2140/

Quote from: FavLoc
FavLoc allows you to set folders as "favorite locations" to which you can easily download. FavLoc menus will appear on the File menu (for saving pages), the context menu (for saving images and links), and on the download prompt.
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