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Post Posted September 3rd, 2009, 7:51 am

Would it be possible to add a feature to allow you to manually change the order in which accounts appear in the left pane in Thunderbird?

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Post Posted September 3rd, 2009, 7:54 am

Try the FolderPaneTools extension.

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Post Posted September 23rd, 2009, 9:21 am

i can't install the addon, because it doesn't provide secure updates.
what else can i do, to rearrange the accounts?

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Post Posted September 23rd, 2009, 9:28 am

That's a Firefox extension warning, not Thunderbird. You are trying to install it in the wrong program.

Extension and Theme Install Instructions for Thunderbird Users:

(1) Right-Click the link for the extension or theme download and choose "Save Link As..." to download and save the file to your hard disk.
(2) In Thunderbird, open the extension or theme manager (Tools Menu/Extensions or Themes in 1.5.0.x and earlier, Tools>Addons in 2.0)
(3) Click the Install button, and locate and select the file you downloaded and click "OK"
(4) Close and reopen Thunderbird to finish the install

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Post Posted September 23rd, 2009, 9:36 am

sorry, forgot to mention, i use tb3b4.

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Post Posted September 23rd, 2009, 9:57 am

That does not change the way that you install extensions. It may mean that the extension is not compatible though.

Since you are using the beta test build, I will move this to Thunderbird Builds where the test builds are discussed.

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Post Posted October 1st, 2009, 3:45 am

any suggestions, how to re-order the accounts?

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Post Posted October 3rd, 2009, 5:52 pm

Daifne wrote:That's a Firefox extension warning, not Thunderbird. You are trying to install it in the wrong program.



Do you have multiple personalities? :D :D I found this thread: viewtopic.php?f=29&t=636977&p=3292622&hilit=secure+updates#p3292622 in which you actually commented and added to a solution to this problem!

Bill

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Post Posted October 4th, 2009, 2:01 am

somehow i could install it w/o modifying anything.
but it doesn't work with beta 4.
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anything else i can do?

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Post Posted October 7th, 2009, 12:43 pm

xemino wrote:somehow i could install it w/o modifying anything.
but it doesn't work with beta 4.
(picture snip)
anything else i can do?


After multiple tries, I did get it to display the options but it still didn't work.

Bill

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Post Posted October 15th, 2009, 9:41 pm

xemino wrote:somehow i could install it w/o modifying anything.
but it doesn't work with beta 4.
Image
anything else i can do?


Nope. Seems to be a common issue with many valuable T'Bird extensions (e.g., "Contacts Sidebar"). There is a desire to have users migrate to 3.0 Beta builds, but the extension developers are not onboard with their simple, yet necessary, revisions.
--Howie

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Post Posted October 16th, 2009, 7:00 pm

mhowie wrote:
xemino wrote:somehow i could install it w/o modifying anything.
but it doesn't work with beta 4.
Image
anything else i can do?


Nope. Seems to be a common issue with many valuable T'Bird extensions (e.g., "Contacts Sidebar"). There is a desire to have users migrate to 3.0 Beta builds, but the extension developers are not onboard with their simple, yet necessary, revisions.


I've found out how to re-order the accounts manually:
Open about:config.
Search for accountmanager
Edit mail.accountmanager.accounts: reorder the accounts, where Accountn corresponds to the account in n order in your account settings.
Edit mail.accountmanager.default.account to match the first account in mail.accountmanager.accounts.

I hope this helps!

Bill

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