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oeekker

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Post Posted October 14th, 2013, 11:21 pm

jmozmoz wrote:Thank you for this idea. I have already implemented it and will release the next beta version this week (just waiting for the translations on babelzilla).


Hi,
Thanks for implementing my idea. Could you please consider also adding the accesskey (CompactHeader_compactMenu.accesskey) so you can easily change it from the menu too?
And I rememered Thunderbird now has the Application menu (the icon with the three lines on the right side of the toolbar), so you might want to add the menuitem there too.
Onno

Edit: Also looking at the source I see you only added the menuitem to the current release version and not yet to Thunderbird 24.0a2+

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Post Posted October 15th, 2013, 2:07 pm

I have added the same menu entry to the application menu button.

Do you talk about these lines in chrome.manifest:
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overlay chrome://messenger/content/msgHdrViewOverlay.xul chrome://CompactHeader/content/compactHeaderOverlay-9.xul appversion<24.0a2
overlay chrome://messenger/content/msgHdrViewOverlay.xul chrome://CompactHeader/content/compactHeaderOverlay-24.xul appversion>=24.0a2
overlay chrome://messenger/content/msgHdrViewOverlay.xul chrome://CompactHeader/content/compactHeaderOverlay-10.xul appversion>=10.0a1

They mean, that the file compactHeaderOverlay-9.xul is used for Thunderbird versions below 24.0a2, compactHeaderOverlay-24.xul is used for Thunderbird version equal or above 24.0a2. But compactHeaderOverlay-10.xul is used for all versions equal or above 10.0a1. This latter file contains the code for the new menu entries.
oeekker wrote:
jmozmoz wrote:Thank you for this idea. I have already implemented it and will release the next beta version this week (just waiting for the translations on babelzilla).


Hi,
Thanks for implementing my idea. Could you please consider also adding the accesskey (CompactHeader_compactMenu.accesskey) so you can easily change it from the menu too?
And I rememered Thunderbird now has the Application menu (the icon with the three lines on the right side of the toolbar), so you might want to add the menuitem there too.
Onno

Edit: Also looking at the source I see you only added the menuitem to the current release version and not yet to Thunderbird 24.0a2+

oeekker

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Post Posted October 15th, 2013, 10:48 pm

Hi Joachim,

Yeah, I was talking about those three lines. I misread them and thought one file was for TB<10, one for TB<24.0a2 and one for TB>=24.0a2, also because they were overlaying the same file and have the same base name.

Did you also see my question about adding an accesskey to the menuitems?

Onno

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Post Posted October 17th, 2013, 11:01 am

I have added an accesskey for the new menu entry.
oeekker wrote:Hi Joachim,

Yeah, I was talking about those three lines. I misread them and thought one file was for TB<10, one for TB<24.0a2 and one for TB>=24.0a2, also because they were overlaying the same file and have the same base name.

Did you also see my question about adding an accesskey to the menuitems?

Onno

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Post Posted March 13th, 2014, 12:36 pm

Hi jmozmoz,

Huge fan of CompactHeader, I joined mozillazine forum to report a small bug. With CH active, mousing over links in an email or RSS post no longer shows the link in the status bar. I tested on two machines, one with no other addon installed.

Hope it's not too hard to fix ;)

Daniel

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Post Posted March 13th, 2014, 2:00 pm

howdy danieldescheneaux,

i have CH-2.0.8 installed & active on tb-24.3.0 and when i open a msg in a viewing window and then hover over a link in that msg, the destination URL shows in my status bar. it also works when i view the msg in the preview/msg pane.

here's an embarrassingly easy thing to miss ... is your status bar turned on? [*grin*] i once spent two days trying to figure out why my status notifications weren't showing ... i had somehow managed to uncheck view/toolbars/status-bar. [*blush*]

take care,
lee

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Post Posted March 20th, 2014, 4:31 pm

I like the shift-H shortcut which toggles the view of the header. What would it take to make the printing of email mirror the header view in effect?

On the MacOs version I use (10.6.8), I have to go into view->headers to change what the print chain sees.

Ideally I would be delighted with an add-on that would toggle the print view of the headers with a keyboard shortcut.

Possible?

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Post Posted March 22nd, 2014, 9:09 am

I think the layout of printed pages is completely independent/different from the screen layout. So this would be a new add-on.

jallanbloomfield wrote:I like the shift-H shortcut which toggles the view of the header. What would it take to make the printing of email mirror the header view in effect?

On the MacOs version I use (10.6.8), I have to go into view->headers to change what the print chain sees.

Ideally I would be delighted with an add-on that would toggle the print view of the headers with a keyboard shortcut.

Possible?

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Post Posted March 22nd, 2014, 9:42 am

jmozmoz wrote:I think the layout of printed pages is completely independent/different from the screen layout. So this would be a new add-on.


This is not true. If you have set View -> Headers -> All, all headers are printed and if you have View -> Headers -> Normal, only normal headers are printed. Maybe you can add Compact to that menulist and also detect the setting when printing.

Adding to the menu might not be obvious, because now Compact is a toggle between compact and All/Normal, so you might get a menu like this:

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View
  Headers
    All
  * Normal
  ---------
  v Compact

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Post Posted March 22nd, 2014, 3:28 pm

This menu toggles the header in non-compact header view. More or less between really everything and only the standard view (without CompactHeader installed). I think it is not a good idea to use always the "All" header view if you want the non-compact header view.

By the way, you can also toggle between "Normal" and "All" with the "other actions" button in the header toolbar.

oeekker wrote:
jmozmoz wrote:I think the layout of printed pages is completely independent/different from the screen layout. So this would be a new add-on.


This is not true. If you have set View -> Headers -> All, all headers are printed and if you have View -> Headers -> Normal, only normal headers are printed. Maybe you can add Compact to that menulist and also detect the setting when printing.

Adding to the menu might not be obvious, because now Compact is a toggle between compact and All/Normal, so you might get a menu like this:

Code: Select all
View
  Headers
    All
  * Normal
  ---------
  v Compact

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Post Posted March 23rd, 2014, 10:36 am

This plugin doesn't seem to work at all. I installed it, and there's no evidence that it's installed. No extra buttons, menu items, nothing. Absolutely nothing indicates that it works. Any advice?

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Post Posted March 23rd, 2014, 11:19 am

Look in the add-on manager, if it was installed:
Menu Tools->Add-ons->Extensions
Then CompactHeader should be in the list of installed add-ons. Otherwise, something went wrong during installation.

CaptSaltyJack wrote:This plugin doesn't seem to work at all. I installed it, and there's no evidence that it's installed. No extra buttons, menu items, nothing. Absolutely nothing indicates that it works. Any advice?

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Post Posted March 23rd, 2014, 11:26 am

Ok, maybe more details might help me? It's installed just fine. I just don't see how to enable this extension and change the mail listing view. I'm not even 100% sure what this plugin does, to be honest. Does it change the mail listing view from 1-line to 2-line, like Outlook and Apple Mail?

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Post Posted March 23rd, 2014, 12:42 pm

howdy CaptSaltyJack,

no, this extension does not have ANY effect on the mail listing view ... as is clearly denoted in the extension page at AMO. lookee ...
CompactHeader :: Add-ons for Thunderbird

this in particular ...
Thunderbird does not anymore have the ability to reduce the display size of header pane to one line (as in Thunderbird 2.0). This add-on adds a symbol to compact and expand the message header plane. The compact header view mode can be set to either one or two lines


what you want is not available for tbird. [*sigh ...*] even tho many of us have asked for it. here's one of the bugs requesting it ....
213945 – Mail/message listing/thread pane needs more organization in 3 vertical pane view (like Outlook, Lotus Notes et al.)

IMPORTANT!
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if a bug fits your situation, you might want to vote for it ... and perhaps add yourself to the CC list by hitting the "save changes" button - no comment is needed. please, do NOT comment unless you have new info. bugspamming - "me too" comments and various rants [*grin*] - is a good way to get the bug ignored.
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/page.cgi?id=etiquette.html

take care,
lee

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Post Posted March 23rd, 2014, 12:47 pm

So.. this add-on does absolutely nothing?

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