Announce and Discuss the Latest Theme and Extension Releases.
Software: Thunderbird 1.5 to 3.1 and up, Postbox 1.0b13 and up, Spicebird 0.8 and up
Author: GameSpotting! Networks
AMO Listing/Download: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/thunderbird/addon/5373
OS: Windows, Mac, Linux
ThunderBrowse adds a browser to Thunderbird. Browse your links and RSS feeds within Thunderbird without having to load another browser! Just type in a url or click on a link to view it in Thunderbird.
Allows you to right click a link and choose to "Visit in Browser" to visit it Firefox or IE
Works with GET and POST web forms
Allows you to login to most websites
Install extensions within Thunderbird
Browser history (for the Back and Forward button) and refresh abilities
Allows launching a custom browser rather than the OS default
Comes with Auto Suggest/Auto Complete
Full screen mode, so you don't have to just browse in that tiny area (customize the toolbar and add the window like icon).
External Window (browse in a popup window [press Control W]) and Message window browsing (browse in a mail message)
Collapsible bar (you might need to customize the toolbar and add the thunderbrowse logo)
Mouse click commands (left click depends, middle click opens up an external browser, right click context menu)
Contains search commands for popular websites [flickr, google, wikipedia, and yahoo] so you can search easily (documentation is in about:commands)
Create your own custom shortcuts and commands
All the various commands and features in the ThunderBrowse extension can be viewed by typing in "about:commands" [without quotes]
And much more!
Type in tbit:changelog in the browser to see the latest changes
Donation information can be found at tbit:donate, if you like ThunderBrowse, please donate. Additionally, you can donate from here: http://thunderbrowse.com/donate.php
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Report any bugs to: http://thunderbrowse.com/bugreport/
Last edited by netMASA on February 21st, 2011, 1:00 pm, edited 131 times in total.
Because I want to place it in a certain location (right above the preview pane) and I want it before all the info headers and what not.
Version 2.5.6 is now public on AMO.
Usually I use the insertbefore or insertafter attribute in my overlays. Doesn't this work for you?
I never have gotten that to work. It just ignores that attribute. So I did it via DOM. Is there a problem doing it the dom way?
netMASA this is a great start. would it be simpler to embed, well, a Firefox (single tab to start) into the message pane? don't know if it lends itself to that, but you wouldn't have to recreate a lot of history stuff. and maybe all the great rendering/multimedia aspects of Fx could be available for mail/rss/news content.
This extension is not to replace a browser. It is however, to allow one to surf the web quickly or visit links. It isn't supposed to be a multi-tabular browser.
Also, Thunderbird doesn't understand or register the flash plugin files given to it. So scratch plugin compatibility. Putting firefox into Thunderbird is a crazy idea, and I wouldn't suggest it because of Memory issues and cause if you are going to be doing multi tab browsing, you should be doing it in firefox not Thunderbird. The history function works great right now, and yes I do have to build the history by scratch either way as Thunderbird only logs message changes, not preview pane changes. Besides, I like my history features.
As Phil said, if you want flash plugin support you might as well go with seamonkey (unless adobe, in a rare turn of events, makes the flash plugin have thunderbird support)
There are people who are running private builds of Thunderbird with plugin support enabled. These people have been asking me to make Flashblock compatible with Thunderbird (which I recently did). Apparently Flash in Thunderbird is even more obnoxious than Flash in Firefox. I suggest that you (alta88) really don't want Flash enabled in Thunderbird.
the Tb message pane is useless for handling anything more than html (and that barely) content. i was hoping this extension might address that, but if not, that's the way it is. i've never used seamonkey; its mail component may or may not fit my usage case, which is to have 3 pane power handling of rss feed content (not the occasional email with a link - for which this extension is somewhat adequate).
an example of excellent 3pane message handling can be found in the GreatNews reader, with link following and tabbed browsing.
trunk thunderbird builds (Tb3) support plugins. the message pane should support flash blocking, script blocking, ad blocking extensions already in Fx. why not? it's *not* just a mail client if rss is advertised.
not really. any user you ask will tell you history means back and forward. also, if a new message is selected, you keep the last history of a prior message, which is by then out of context.
Philip, one would want to handle flash the way it's done in Fx: if i want to see valid content a click will let me do it. not all flash is junk. in general, there has to be choice given for dynamic content in the message pane via a notification (like for images or html) as i filed in this bug.
What I meant by plugins is like windows media player and adobe reader and such. But I don't use trunk builds, however when Thunderbird 3 releases, then plugins will be supported.
Well no one has suggested a forward button. They only wanted a back button.
take a look at posts going back about a month for some interesting content possibilities in Tb (and SM) in the mozilla.test.multimedia newsgroup.. one is a YouTube video that runs embedded in SM (not Tb however til Tb3 if then).
i think the closer it worked to the Fx (or other browser) history, the more comfortable it would be for people.
If you didn't see above, a forward button is in process, the code is in the extension, the image is there, the forward command function hasn't been programmed though
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