Thunderbird WebExtension equivalent of browser_action

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Post Posted September 18th, 2018, 10:40 pm

What is the Thunderbird WebExtension equivalent of browser_action from Firefox WebExtension?

I am trying to add a button in Thunderbird via new WebExtension. I've done this in the past for Firefox with the browser_action key. I tried the same in Thunderbird and am getting the message:

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browser_action: An unexpected property was found in the WebExtension manifest

I guess I am not looking in the right place, but I can't find much documentation for Thunderbird WebExtensions on MDN. Any pointers?

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Post Posted September 19th, 2018, 7:33 am

I would add a toolbar button to the customize toolbar by creating a legacy extension in Thunderbird 60.

I think the developers are still working on the implementation of various web extension APIs.

Add support for WebExtensions

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