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Post Posted September 6th, 2015, 4:33 am

I noticed I cannot move a contact in my Address Books from one folder to another. I think it may be a new bug. Can you double check it and see if it's not just me?

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Post Posted September 6th, 2015, 4:46 am

Moving to SeaMonkey Support.

First please clarify what you mean by "folder". SeaMonkey doesn't support the concept of folders within address books. There are only two available structures, address books and mailing lists. To which of those two options are you referring?

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Post Posted September 6th, 2015, 5:28 am

It is not possible to copy a contact from one address book to another. The option for copy is grayed out.

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Post Posted September 6th, 2015, 6:34 am

Hi Dan,
Yes, you can make mailing lists and also new address books. I am talking about the Address Books option.

Open your Address Book, go up under "File"...new Address Book. You can make multiple address books and name them different things. I could move a contact from one address book to another by highlighting it and dragging it to whatever address book I want. Move "Dave" from Address Book, "People", to "Fine People", for example. It will not drag or copy/paste.

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Post Posted September 6th, 2015, 10:07 am

I can confirm that you could drag an address in one address book into another address book in the left (address books) pane in 2.33.1, but while you can drag the address, you can't highlight another address book in the left pane to drop it in 2.35.

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Post Posted September 6th, 2015, 10:44 am

Does the same issue exist if you launch the program in Mozilla Safe Mode? http://kb.mozillazine.org/Safe_mode

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Post Posted September 6th, 2015, 11:34 am

This also happens in save mode. You can create a new address book and new contacts but you can not move or copy addresses.

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Post Posted September 7th, 2015, 3:34 am

Same behavior with SM 2.38b1, tested in safe mode.

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Post Posted September 7th, 2015, 9:02 am

I guess it really is a bug, then.

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Post Posted September 8th, 2015, 11:00 am

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Post Posted September 9th, 2015, 4:06 pm

I am now using SeaMonkey 2.33.1. Do the discussions above that deal with the difficulty --- or impossibility --- of moving and/or copying Address books imply that my current Address Book will be unusable or deleted if I upgrade from SeaMonkey 2.33.1 to 2.35?

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Post Posted September 9th, 2015, 4:31 pm

R.N. Folsom wrote:I am now using SeaMonkey 2.33.1. Do the discussions above that deal with the difficulty --- or impossibility --- of moving and/or copying Address books imply that my current Address Book will be unusable or deleted if I upgrade from SeaMonkey 2.33.1 to 2.35?

R.N. Folsom

You really are searching quite hard for a reason not to update your SeaMonkey to the latest version, aren't you?

Why not just not update and leave it at that? Tell your wife the world will blow up if you do and we'll back you up.
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Post Posted September 9th, 2015, 4:58 pm

Mr. Frank Lion:

That's an amusing response to my message, but I definitely am not a computer expert. I really would like to know whether "the discussions above that deal with the difficulty --- or impossibility --- of moving and/or copying Address books imply that my current Address Book will be unusable or deleted if I upgrade from SeaMonkey 2.33.1 to 2.35?"

I hope someone answers my question.

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Post Posted September 10th, 2015, 5:30 am

The answer is "No" you will not lose your address data or find it unusable, except in the case where you try to move records from one address book to another within SeaMonkey. If you don't usually need to perform that action, you shouldn't find any difficulties after the update.

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Post Posted September 10th, 2015, 5:35 am

Hello there Folsom,
Opps...Noticed that Dan beat me to it...but I will post anyway...

The bottom line answer is: No. It will not mess up your address book. It just does not allow you to move contacts around between address books. This involves having more than one address book.

Also...I back up my Seamonkey profile on a regular basis using MozBackup, in case something does happen and you lose your Seamonkey setup or your hard drive. I always do a back up before a Seamonkey upgrade. I admit I have never had an upgrade problem, but if something did happen it would not be a problem. MozBackup will save everything...emails, (with pictures and attachments), bookmarks, all your settings, cookies, passwords, etc. I save my backup on a thumb drive. MozBackup is wonderful and makes Seamonkey even better knowing you will not lose anything no matter what you do.

I might add...I am like you...not a programmer just a Seamonkey user.

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