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QuickFolders (Tabbed Folders) 5.9.1
The "Swiss army knife" of folders. Turn your favorites into tabs - open folders and subfolders, move mails without scrolling around or searching. powerful + easy.
See new mail at a glance after automatic filtering - supports quickFilters addon!
About this Add-on
This extension adds an extra toolbar to Thunderbird. When you drag a mail folder to it, you get a fully customizable shortcut to that mail folder. This supports full drag and drop, like the corresponding folder in the folder tree - You can drag messages on it to move/copy them to the folder, and access the bookmarked folders through keyboard shortcuts.
This is handy when you have a large tree of folders for clients or projects, but use only a few of them at the same time.
The quickMove / quickJump feature allows you to jump to any folder with a few keystrokes, including child folders using the "slash" feature. You can even create new folders while moving mail in order to expand an existing folder hierarchy.
The Category feature adds more usability by adding distinct areas to work in; this can make it easier to focus on a task that needs just a subset of the folders visible. There is also excellent integration with the Thunderbird tabbed interface provided since Thunderbird version 3.
Thunderbird 91 users:
The latest version of QuickFolders, v5.8.2 is fully compatible with Thunderbird 91. If you are having problem after upgrading from an older version of Thunderbird, you can force reinstalling by removing the extension first, without losing your settings - see the top of the latest version history for detailed instructions.
Thunderbird 68 support has ended on thunderbird.net
Unfortunately thunderbird.net does not accept updates for legacy versions anymore - they only support the new "Mail extension" format and our "mail extension with experimental APIs" which is a workaround for missing advanced features.
From of version 4.23 forward you have to install such legacy versions from the github releases page
Find the complete history + bug list, visit quickfolders.org/version.html
Please note that QuickFolders is compatible with the latest version of Thunderbird (91.7) - if you get a message that says otherwise after updating from earlier versions (e.g. Tb78) or if QuickFolders cannot be enabled with the blue slider, simply remove it and reinstall it via "Find more Add-ons" search box on the Extensions tab of Add-ons Manager.
To support QuickFolders, please buy a QuickFolders Pro license here.
Or get the new cheaper QuickFolders Standard License. This is the preferred way of funding all the ongoing work and improvements.
Read the new comparison chart to see which functions you get depending on your license.
You can also donate from here.
5.9.1 Maintenance Improvments
[issue 254] The new "=" key of quickMove/quickJump shows an arrow to visit child folders which means that the folder itself cannot be opened with keyboard only (by pressing the enter key), which forced the user to use the mouse, impeding the workflow.
I have decided to instead not show subfolders for these recent folders as it doesn't add much value for what essentially should be a repeat operation. I have also extended this to the other recent folders menus (e.g. on the recent folders tab).
The old behavior (of showing subfolders) can still be restores by setting the config setting <tt>extensions.quickfolders.recentfolders.subfolders = true</tt>
[issue 252] Fixed: Tabs with invalid folder address can break search results. This can happen if you exclude accounts from the search after recreating a profile with different spelling.
[issue 255] Fixed: CTRL Right-clicking on the active folder can create multiple instances of the folder commands submenu.
Improvements - 5.9
- [issue 241] using quickJump / quickMove via shortcut - hitting Enter will now always select the last successful location (even when the name is ambiguous) and not the top item of the menu. To use the first item of the menu using Enter the menu hast to be visible - either by starting to type or pressing arrow-down.
- [issue 242] Use '=' key for folders from recent quickMove / quickJump operations
When using the quickMove or quickJump search box you can now access folders of its previous jump / move operations by typing "=" as the first character.
- [issue 236] Convert options dialog to pure HTML. Amon other things, this fixes the color pickers that have stopped working on Mac. Long term, all Dialogs and User Interfaces need to be converted to HTML
to become future proof and pure API based. There are still things that cannot be done with HTML right now (such as folder dropdowns that aren't cut off at the toolbar borders), so this is an ongoing effort for the predictable future.
Bug Fixes - 5.9
- Source code released under Custom License