Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Works fine with Thunderbird 78.14

Thanks!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.21). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

For the people complaining about permissions, check the size of the addon, it is 8.09KB.

The old CompactHeader addon was 270KB.

How much damage can this addon cause?

You can even read the source code, but you didn't, that's why you are complaining.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.21). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Great way to gain screen real estate; simple and effective.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.21). 

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Asks to have full, unrestricted access to Thunderbird, and my computer ! Why jmozmoz' CompactHeader is no longer supported ? It was great and with no specific permissions.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.21). 

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Broken on 78.11.0 where the header completely disappears when enabled. Disabling the plugin does restore the header. Previous version worked well

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.20). 

If it doesn't show any headers at all, you possibly clicked "Hide Headers".
Try right clicking a message or the message list and select "Show Headers" near the bottom.
There is also a menu item: View > Headers > Show/Hide Headers.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

It really does go down all the way to 1 line if you want. It's like discovering a unicorn munching grass with your kitties, I mean it's really cool :).

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.20). 

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Why is this add-on asking for full permission/access to Thunderbird? Why is that necessary? Seems to me to be a breach of my privacy and security. I immediately removed the add-on for this reason.

Does anyone have userChrome code to replace the old compact header add-on?

Many thanks.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.20). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Excellent addon to reclaim screenspace in UI!
Thank you

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.19). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Using TBird without this extension was painful to say the least - especially since I'm on a 13" laptop. This is a godsend. Thanks for your contribution to make other people's lives easier. Please do keep it up-to-date for those of us who still swear by TBird

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.19). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

THANK YOU!!! This restores the functionality of addon I've been using forever that Mozilla screwed up.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.19). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

5-star, but broken again... With addon enabled the header area doesn't show at all, with addon disabled header area with 3 lines appears.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.18). 

No headers at all? You possibly clicked "Hide Headers".
Right click a message or the message list and select "Show Headers" near the bottom.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

After the latest Thunderbird update, I was frustrated to find my old compact headers extension no longer active. I should be used to updates that break perfectly functional things by now. But it boggles the mind why Thunderbird can't implement a simple header toggle. This developer has brought functionality back to this program with this add-on. And he was great with answering concerns I had about the blanket permissions requirement. I don't generally review things, but these add-ons truly do increase my work productivity, and I am grateful! Thanks!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.16). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Thanks for this! Why the developers removed this I will never know. Thanks to this extension normality is restored.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.16). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This is now working well with TB78. Thanks for updating it.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.10). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Works very well and nicely replaces the old extension that TB killed.

A suggestion would be to also eliminate all the buttons in the header. Their functions are all available in the task bar anyhow, or by the delete key or various other approaches.

I did have trouble figuring out how to install an XPI file though. The TB developers keep moving things around so memories of how I did it last time or instructions one finds on the web to install XPI files frequently don't work anymore. Their desire to pretty up the TB UI is very counter productive IMHO. I prefer an old ugly one that works to a "new and improved" version of TB. That goes double for Windows 10 UI redesigns, but they don't listen either.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.8). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Thanks for recreating this in TB78, works like a charm.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.8). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Thanks for this add-on. I immediately searched for "compact headers" after the update to TB 78 and was relieved to find a working one.

@Nibinaear: Settings are available via the context menu of the angle bracket which shows the normal/compact mode state; so just click with the right mouse button on it.

@Firefox user f5aa39: I use Message Header Toolbar Customize (https://addons.thunderbird.net/de/thunderbird/addon/msghdr-toolbar-customize/) for this additionally.

@Eric March: You can give 5 stars now since it fully works in TB 78 and you can set one line or two lines.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.8). 

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

I can't find the button to edit the settings so I can use single-line mode. Otherwise it works well.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.8). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

ok when installing it says full permissions needed but after install it says none, hopefully that is the case if so 5 stars

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.8). 

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

I shall give 4 stars - when using Add-On in TB 78.x
Description and real abilities do not match and left me to trial-and-error. Yes, I can indeed do sttings toggling between one line and full heder, not ›reducing to 2‹.
This may be close to 5 stars.

But… Due non support of TB 78 by to me essentialAdd-Ons, I will stay on 68 as long as possible.
This Add-On fails on 68, but on intention I plan to have 68 as template when, having no chance, switching to 78.
Question, why offered to 68?

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.8).