Wonderful idea, the add-on works well, except one thing.
When I enter its Preferences in the Add-ons manager, make changes and click Close, these changes are not saved. The change I would like to make is to view the Search list 'unthreaded' by default, which I understand should be possible by changing the value of the topmost radio button in the Columns tab.
However, as I wrote, these changes do not 'take effect' at all, if I open the Preferences again they are back to deafault, and my Search list is still 'threaded'.
Is there a value I could change in the Config editor manually?
Thanks for a great add-on!
Hi Oscerl, I've tried to replicate your problem with no luck. Make sure you are clicking the OK button on the options dialog after changing your preferences. There is a way to edit the value in the config:editor >> extensions.search-as-list.colClick >> must include threadCola in the list of comma separated values... for example if you wanted unthreaded, date sorted (descending) results you would use 'threadCola,dateCold,' Please note that there is no space between the comma separated values.
Alternatively, you can use the 'Apply columns to' feature described in the add-on description. That way you can apply any layout directly to your search results by selecting Apply columns to... >> Search as list in the column selection context menu.
Let us know if this worked for you.
I'm the maintainer of 'Expression Search/GmailUI'.
klint said "Because I have noted that we the TB default "Global Search" field is not displayed on any bar, pressing Shift+Enter on a criteria in ExpressionSearch field does not launch the search at all. On the contrary, when I add the "Global search" field to the top bar, then pressing Shift+Enter works correctly."
The reason it's conflict with 'Expression Search/GmailUI' is because this addon expect the element 'searchaslist-indicator' was show when gloda was launched, but it's not true if gloda was launched NOT by the gloda search box. In such case, you will get error
"Error: document.getElementById(...) is null
Source file: chrome://search-as-list/content/overlay.js
I've just started using your 'Expression Search/GmailUI' and it is excellent.
Thank you for clarifying this matter for me. In the next release I've fixed the indicator so that it will show up within the active search element (input).
Too many permutations.
Thanks again for your help.
HelloVery useful addon, thanks a lot.I have some trouble using it with the Expression Search though: I'm hiding the Global search field and i'm using the Expression Search field to launch Gloda searches (Shift+Enter). But Gloda search won't run anymore when Search as List is installed.
Thanks for you reply.
I have actually setup Expression Search correctly for Shift+Enter and I'm with Search-as-list acting as you describe.. when it works :)Because I have noted that we the TB default "Global Search" field is not displayed on any bar, pressing Shift+Enter on a criteria in ExpressionSearch field does not launch the search at all. On the contrary, when I add the "Global search" field to the top bar, then pressing Shift+Enter works correctly. Nothing shows up in the console. Strange isn't it?
UPDATE: The dev. of Expression Search / GMailUI 0.8.7 clarified this matter for me. In the next release I've fixed the indicator so that your search-as-list functionality will return.
Too many permutations.
After some testing I've found that Search-as-list (and options) act on Expression Search / GMailUI 0.8.7 Shift+Enter queries. Basically any faceted view will get replaced by the Search-as-list configuration.Please note: "Enable Gloda search and Indexer" found in TB options >> Advanced >> General >> Advanced Configuration must be active at TB startup for Shift+Enter to work in Expression Search / GMailUI 0.8.7.For clarity, what would you like to happen when you hold perform a Shift+Enter query using Expression Search / GMailUI?
This is really awesome. Thanks for this extension, great job!这个评论是针对附加组件的一个早期版本的（2.0）。
I cannot see in pop-up menu string "Search as list" as I see in https://addons.cdn.mozilla.net/img/uploads/previews/full/122/122692.png?modified=1389758913 :(
May be it is because my Thunderbird in Russian or under Xubuntu?
That feature will be released with v2.0 which is currently under full review and should be released soon. It is not a problem with Xubuntu or your language.
If v2.0 is not released by the weekend I will try to expedite the process by having v2.0 switched to preliminary review.
Thanks for the updated rating. I am glad it now works on your Xubuntu system.
This is brilliant, thank you so much!!
The old disorderly rich text global search results cause me so much anguish every time, and this has made it clean and sane again!
Would there be any possibility of an extra add-on option to return results unthreaded?
I took your suggestion into account for v2.0 which is under review and should be approved soon. You will be able to toggle the Thread column and custom sort any other columns via the options/preferences dialog.
Thanks for the suggestion.
This works well, does what it says and is a feature so so lacking form the basic Thunderbird as to make its search almost useless. Finally it is useful. It can go one step better though (next version?) and remember the columns set in the result or somehow allow us to specify the columns in the search result as I always as a first step still need to add Account and Location.这个评论是针对附加组件的一个早期版本的（1.1）。
For years all I wanted was my search results displayed by default as a list, and today the heavens opened up and the great goddess of the ozone-friendly chocolate chip cookie reached down with her five arms and delivered it to me. Thank You!!!这个评论是针对附加组件的一个早期版本的（1.0）。