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elecmfgco
 
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Post Posted May 9th, 2012, 6:42 am

My boss is pretty unhappy with the new version of Thunderbird so I've been testing out SeaMonkey for a few weeks now. So far I am impressed by it and would like to switch my company over to use it. My only hold-up is that I know my boss has gotten used to the "Archive" feature in Thunderbird. I have been replicating this in Sea Monkey using the "File" button and selecting an archive folder (or by hitting shift+A). My boss is not very computer savvy.

Is there a single click button I can add to the toolbar to archive messages? Thanks in advance.

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Post Posted May 11th, 2012, 6:59 am

I GOT IT!! Sorry, really excited I figured out a workaround. In case anyone else is looking to do the same, here ya go:

1) Download the add-on Custom Buttons 0.0.5.5
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefo ... m-buttons/

2) Follow the directions to create the button ( View->Add new button... ) and use the following code:
/*CODE*/
/** \ref https://developer.mozilla.org/en/DOM/event.initKeyEvent **/
var sbcb_k = document.createEvent( "KeyboardEvent" );
sbcb_k.initKeyEvent
(
"keypress", /* type */
true, /* can-bubble */
true, /* cancelable */
null, /* UIEvent.view */
false, /* ctrl-key */
false, /* alt-key */
true, /* shift-key */
false, /* meta-key */
0, /* key-code */
"A".charCodeAt(0) /* char-code */
);
document.dispatchEvent( sbcb_k );

3) Right click in the toolbar and hit "Customize" then drag your new button in.

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Post Posted May 11th, 2012, 12:53 pm

I'd never come across that extension before.
That's an interesting solution & in particular in that I saw no extension to do that same (not that I would particularly know in any case).
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Post Posted May 11th, 2012, 5:16 pm

What exactly does the new button do? I could not figure it out from the code you posted.
Rich
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Post Posted May 12th, 2012, 4:37 am

It adds a button that performs a Shift+A, Archive function.

Basically its like a macro assigned to a button.
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Post Posted May 13th, 2012, 10:48 am

I just tried Shift+A and it moved the E-mail I was looking at under Archives/2012. If that's all the button does, what is the point of having it since Shift+A does the same thing? Just curious.
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Post Posted May 14th, 2012, 4:28 am

An excellent question. My boss is, I'll describe it as "technologically lazy." Being a creature of habit, he would have a hard time trying to get away from being able to just click an archive button. But yes, you are correct, it is merely a shift+A shortcut.

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Post Posted May 14th, 2012, 10:55 am

elecmfgco wrote:An excellent question. My boss is, I'll describe it as "technologically lazy." Being a creature of habit, he would have a hard time trying to get away from being able to just click an archive button. But yes, you are correct, it is merely a shift+A shortcut.

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Post Posted May 17th, 2012, 8:08 am

Ztruker wrote:I just tried Shift+A and it moved the E-mail I was looking at under Archives/2012. If that's all the button does, what is the point of having it since Shift+A does the same thing? Just curious.


LOL. I couldn't stop laughing after reading this thread from the top and came across your post :mrgreen: hilarious !

Btw, don't forget to install Lightning, if you are going to install SM for office use. It's an essential add-on for making your SM mail to perfect PIM !

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