QuickFolders (Tabbed Folders) Version History

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Version 5.8.1 1.0 MiB Works with Thunderbird 78.0 - 91.*

Release 5.8.1
Please note that QuickFolders is compatible with the latest version of Thunderbird (91.2) - if you get a message that says otherwise after updating from earlier versions (Tb68 or 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.


Improvements
  • [issue 205] When clicking "get Messages" from any tab, QuickFolders used to also jump into the folder. This behavior is actually not desired, as you may have filter rules defined which remove mail from the Inbox so jumping into the Inbox is not useful when new mail is downloaded.
  • [issue 191] Support large icon in QuickFolders toolbar buttons for high resolution displays.

Bug Fixes + Miscellaneus
  • [issue 211] Fixed: move Folders in quickMove fails in Thunderbird 91. You can now again drag (multiple) folders from the tree to the quickMove button in order to relocate them. Or use the Shortcut Shift+M if you have a QuickFolders Pro license.
  • [issue 203] Fixed: When the quickFilters Add-on activates its assistant, all icons on left to the tabs on the QuickFolders toolbar turned white.
  • [issue 209] Fixed: Tabs in Options Dialog become illegible in Thunderbird 91 when using dark themes with bright text.
  • Fixed: In Thunderbird 91, background area behind current folder toolbar does not show correct background color from lightweight theme, even when lightweight support is enabled.
  • Fixed: The History Tab was not displayed anymore when updating QuickFolders.

Known unresolved issues - W.I.P.
  • [issue 204] WIP - Thunderbird 91: Background of QuickFolders toolbar doesn't support some themes when set to transparent.
  • [issue 208] Upgrade from TB 78 to 91.1.2 sometimes leads to invalid / "orphaned" tabs.
    For the moment, you should be able to resolve these by clicking a tab with the "broom" / invalid icon or by running the tool command "Find Orphaned tabs".

    Should this not give the desired results, then you can export your tabs via the license tab or on the Advanced tab using the [Copy Tabs] button and send me the file so I can help you fix this.

Version 5.7.2 1.0 MiB Works with Thunderbird 78.0 - 91.*

Maintenance Release - 5.7.2
  • Fixed in 5.7.2: When quickFilters activates its assistant, all icons on left to the tabs will be white
  • Added max version (Thunderbird 91.*) as mandated by new policies on ATN.

Maintenance Release - 5.7.1
  • [issue 199] Fixed: when looking for parent folders using the syntax parent/parent/searchfolder, parent folder's with only a single character length name were not included.
  • [issue 197] Instructions on empty toolbar get duplicated on folder change.
  • Removed "workaround" experimental APIs (notifications, accounts)

Improvements - 5.7
  • [issue 114] Make QuickFolders compatible with Thunderbird 91. (ESR 2021/22)
    This is the list of issues found and fixed so far:
    1. Fixed the missing (and badly styled) [Buy License] button at the bottom of the options dialog. This is done by loading a separate style sheet link element into the shadow DOM.
    2. Fixed: showing the debug settings (and other advanced settings) via a small window that filters "about:config" stopped working in Tb91.
    3. Fixed: missing icons on sliding notification bars
    4. Removed deprecated fixIterator constructs
    5. [issue 189] Fixed: No longer able to move a message by dropping it on a quick folder tab. The function copyMessages was renamed in Tb91
    6. [issue 190] Fixed dragging the envelope from current folder toolbar (Navigation bar)
  • [issue 187] Implement a QuickFolders Standard License. There will be now 2 licenses Pro and Standard, and the unfunded version will have a few restrictions. Most importantly, no more than 10 tabs are supported without any license. This is necessary in order to fund ongoing and future work so that the Add-on won't be lost to all users when Thunderbird moves away from experimental APIs. Standard Features will be listed here.
  • [issue 184] Update Notice - [What's New] button is badly visible when using different QF theme than flat style.
  • Ongoing work of Rewriting code to use APIs instead of Thunderbird's internal functions see [issue 147] for up to date detail.

Bug Fixes + Miscellaneus
  • [issue 166] 3rd party themes - Current folder toolbar colors are incorrect until Refresh visible tabs command
  • [issue 186] Theming make some items in options screens hard / impossible to see
    - improved visibility of dropdowns in options screen when using dark (and third party) themes
  • [issue 185] On installation / sometimes restart or update of _other_ add-ons category is reset to "all"

Version 5.7.1 1.0 MiB Works with Thunderbird 78.7.0 - *

Release 5.7.1
In order to maintain full functionality, this Add-on had to be rewritten as a mail extension with experiment API, which will require full permissions on installation. As regards being allowed to do stuff, it is actually not different with any classic Add-on: they always had full access to all functions within Thunderbird. The modern mail extensions will have much more tightly managed permissions - eventually QuickFolders will also be able use this more modern approach - but the APIs for this have to be created and accepted by Mozilla first. This means a lot of ongoing work for the next 12 months forward - please support this by buying a license:

You can 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.

Maintenance Release - 5.7.1
  • [issue 199] Fixed: when looking for parent folders using the syntax parent/parent/searchfolder, parent folder's with only a single character length name were not included.
  • [issue 197] Instructions on empty toolbar get duplicated on folder change.
  • Removed "workaround" experimental APIs (notifications, accounts)

Improvements - 5.7
  • [issue 114] Make QuickFolders compatible with Thunderbird 91. (ESR 2021/22)
    This is the list of issues found and fixed so far:
    1. Fixed the missing (and badly styled) [Buy License] button at the bottom of the options dialog. This is done by loading a separate style sheet link element into the shadow DOM.
    2. Fixed: showing the debug settings (and other advanced settings) via a small window that filters "about:config" stopped working in Tb91.
    3. Fixed: missing icons on sliding notification bars
    4. Removed deprecated fixIterator constructs
    5. [issue 189] Fixed: No longer able to move a message by dropping it on a quick folder tab. The function copyMessages was renamed in Tb91
    6. [issue 190] Fixed dragging the envelope from current folder toolbar (Navigation bar)
  • [issue 187] Implement a QuickFolders Standard License. There will be now 2 licenses Pro and Standard, and the unfunded version will have a few restrictions. Most importantly, no more than 10 tabs are supported without any license. This is necessary in order to fund ongoing and future work so that the Add-on won't be lost to all users when Thunderbird moves away from experimental APIs. Standard Features will be listed here.
  • [issue 184] Update Notice - [What's New] button is badly visible when using different QF theme than flat style.
  • Ongoing work of Rewriting code to use APIs instead of Thunderbird's internal functions see [issue 147] for up to date detail.

Bug Fixes + Miscellaneus
  • [issue 166] 3rd party themes - Current folder toolbar colors are incorrect until Refresh visible tabs command
  • [issue 186] Theming make some items in options screens hard / impossible to see
    - improved visibility of dropdowns in options screen when using dark (and third party) themes
  • [issue 185] On installation / sometimes restart or update of _other_ add-ons category is reset to "all"

Version 4.22.3 966.1 KiB Works with Thunderbird 60.0 - 69.0

Release 4.22.3

This release backports some of the fixes that were also done in the new version for Thunderbird 78. If you want to get the latest features, I highly recommend updating Thunderbird to the current 78 release version.
To support QuickFolders, buy a license or donate to support the project.


Bugfixes - 4.22.3
  • [issue 199] Fixed: when looking for parent folders using the syntax parent/parent/searchfolder, parent folders with only a single character length name were not included.

Version 5.7 1.0 MiB Works with Thunderbird 78.7.0 - *

Release 5.7
In order to maintain full functionality, this Add-on had to be rewritten as a mail extension with experiment API, which will require full permissions on installation. As regards being allowed to do stuff, it is actually not different with any classic Add-on: they always had full access to all functions within Thunderbird. The modern mail extensions will have much more tightly managed permissions - eventually QuickFolders will also be able use this more modern approach - but the APIs for this have to be created and accepted by Mozilla first. This means a lot of ongoing work for the next 12 months forward - please support this by buying a license:

You can 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.

Improvements
  • [issue 114] Make QuickFolders compatible with Thunderbird 91. (ESR 2021/22)
    This is the list of issues found and fixed so far:
    1. Fixed the missing (and badly styled) [Buy License] button at the bottom of the options dialog. This is done by loading a separate style sheet link element into the shadow DOM.
    2. Fixed: showing the debug settings (and other advanced settings) via a small window that filters "about:config" stopped working in Tb91.
    3. Fixed: missing icons on sliding notification bars
    4. Removed deprecated fixIterator constructs
    5. [issue 189] Fixed: No longer able to move a message by dropping it on a quick folder tab. The function copyMessages was renamed in Tb91
    6. [issue 190] Fixed dragging the envelope from current folder toolbar (Navigation bar)
  • [issue 187] Implement a QuickFolders Standard License. There will be now 2 licenses Pro and Standard, and the unfunded version will have a few restrictions. Most importantly, no more than 10 tabs are supported without any license. This is necessary in order to fund ongoing and future work so that the Add-on won't be lost to all users when Thunderbird moves away from experimental APIs. Standard Features will be listed here.
  • [issue 184] Update Notice - [What's New] button is badly visible when using different QF theme than flat style.
  • Ongoing work of Rewriting code to use APIs instead of Thunderbird's internal functions see [issue 147] for up to date detail.

Bug Fixes + Miscellaneus
  • [issue 166] 3rd party themes - Current folder toolbar colors are incorrect until Refresh visible tabs command
  • [issue 186] Theming make some items in options screens hard / impossible to see
    - improved visibility of dropdowns in options screen when using dark (and third party) themes
  • [issue 185] On installation / sometimes restart or update of _other_ add-ons category is reset to "all"

Version 5.6.6 1.0 MiB Works with Thunderbird 78.0 - 91.0a1

Release 5.6.6
  • In order to maintain full functionality, this Add-on had to be rewritten as a mail extension with experiment API, which will require full permissions on installation. As regards being allowed to do stuff, it is actually not different with any classic Add-on: they always had full access to all functions within Thunderbird. The modern mail extensions will have much more tightly managed permissions - eventually QuickFolders will also be able use this more modern approach - but the APIs for this have to be created and accepted by Mozilla first. This means a lot of ongoing work for the next 12 months forward - please support this with a license or donation:
  • You can buy a license here. This is the preferred way of funding all the ongoing work and improvements.
  • If you are not ready for a license you can also donate from here



Maintenance versions - 5.6.6
  • [issue 177] Fixed: Unreliable search if space and "-" characters are combined in the search string
  • [issue 174] Main QuickFolders toolbar was hidden in single message tabs by default. Changed to being visible by default and added a setting to QuickFolders General settings.
  • [issue 176] Hide instructions on how to set up QuickFolders at startup (for users who already have set up tabs)
  • [issue 179] If you have many (1000s) of folders, you can disable the "multi word search" feature with the configuration setting extensions.quickfolders.premium.findFolder.disableSpace=true to improve performance while typing in quickJump / quickMove.
  • Improved icon for quickMove help
  • Improved removal of event listeners when installing new versions or disabling / reloading the Add-on.

Improvements - 5.6.5
  • From now on, the update splash screen will not be displayed automatically anymore. Instead, there will be a message on the QuickFolders button which can be clicked once to read the latest news. There is also a new entry "Show Splash screen" on the QuickFolders tools menu
  • [issue 155] Support entering multiple words in a search string to find longer folder names that are composited, such as "Fred.Flintstone" "Invoices June 2020" "Research+Development". These can now be found by entering the starting letters of the words within the folder name, in any order. e.g. "f f" "2020 inv" "Dev Res". The following characters are regarded as word boundaries and don't need to be typed:
    _ . - + & @

    This can also be combined with the existing parent folder syntax by entering the parent folder start followed by a forward slash "/", e.g. enter "A/rev a" to match subfolders like "AMO » AMO-Reviews" "Addons » Accepted Revisions".

    Use the new character ">" to skip any folder within the path.

    Use the [?] symbol to the right of the search field to display a help panel.
  • [issue 163] quickMove: folder created while moving is not displayed on top of recent folders menu.
  • [web extension migration] Improved many functions that worked via accessing the "most recent Thunderbird window" and replaced them with event notifications that propagate to every window. This uses the Notification Tool library and the background script (a mechanism of the new API based "mail extensions" model).

    This way all Thunderbird windows (if you work from multiple windows) will be updated correctly when doing one of the following actions. All these now work simultaneously and update in multiple Thunderbird windows:
    • rename a tab
    • move a tab positionto a different position
    • delete a tab or remove it from or add it to a category
    • change the layout of all QuickFolders toolbar elements from the options dialog (themes, colors)
    • rename QuickFolders categories
    • change the theme / buttons of the Current Folder Bar
    • change options of where to display the Current Folder Bar (main window, message tab, single message window)
    • changes to the license when entered / validated
    • unlocking features such as the advanced / tab-specific properties when a license key is entered

Bug Fixes + Miscellaneus
  • [issue 172] Fixed (in v5.6.5): quickMove results pathes are only showing last 2 folders in path if only a single search word is entered.
  • [issue 167] Fixed: Unreadable colors of QuickFolders toolbar font and Navigation bar icons in Linux.
  • [issue 150] Unwanted new line characters "\n" were displayed in some strings in version 5.5.2
  • [web extension migration] Licenser code migrated into background script.
  • Ongoing work of Rewriting code to use APIs instead of Thunderbird's internal functions see [issue 147] for up to date detail.

Version 4.22.2 966.1 KiB Works with Thunderbird 60.0 - 69.0

Release 4.22.2

This release backports some of the fixes that were also done in the new version for Thunderbird 78. If you want to get the latest features, I highly recommend updating Thunderbird to the current 78 release version.
To support QuickFolders, buy a license or donate to support the project.


Maintenance items - 4.22.2
  • [issue 172] Fixed: quickMove result paths only show last 2 folders in path if only a single search word is entered.

  • [issue 177] Fixed: Unreliable search if space and "-" characters are combined in the search string
  • [issue 174] Main QuickFolders toolbar was hidden in single message tabs by default. Changed to being visible by default and added a setting to QuickFolders General settings.

  • Improvements - 4.22.1
    • [issue 155] Support entering multiple words in a search string to find longer folder names that are composited, such as "Fred.Flintstone" "Invoices June 2020" "Research+Development". These can now be found by entering the starting letters of the words within the folder name, in any order. e.g. "f f" "2020 inv" "Dev Res". The following characters are regarded as word boundaries and don't need to be typed:
      _ . - + & @

      This can also be combined with the existing parent folder syntax by entering the parent folder start followed by a forward slash "/", e.g. enter "A/rev a" to match subfolders like "AMO » AMO-Reviews" "Addons » Accepted Revisions".

      Use the new character ">" to skip any folder within the path.
    • [issue 163] quickMove: folder created while moving is not displayed on top of recent folders menu.
    • [issue 172] Fixed (in v4.22.1): quickMove results pathes are only showing last 2 folders in path if only a single search word is entered.
    • I am working on making QuickFolders compatible with Thunderbird 91, which is planned for release in summer 2021. There is a lot of rewriting going on in the background in order to replace internal functionality with the new API model. If you still ust THunderbird 68 or older, consider at least switching to Thunderbird 78 to get the latest version of QuickFolders.
    • The maximum number of search results in quickMove can now be larger than 25 by editing the following configuration setting: extensions.quickfolders.quickMove.maxResults

    Version 5.6.5 1.0 MiB Works with Thunderbird 78.0 - *

    Release 5.6.5
    • In order to maintain full functionality, this Add-on had to be rewritten as a mail extension with experiment API, which will require full permissions on installation. As regards being allowed to do stuff, it is actually not different with any classic Add-on: they always had full access to all functions within Thunderbird. The modern mail extensions will have much more tightly managed permissions - eventually QuickFolders will also be able use this more modern approach - but the APIs for this have to be created and accepted by Mozilla first. This means a lot of ongoing work for the next 12 months forward - please support this with a license or donation:
    • You can buy a license here. This is the preferred way of funding all the ongoing work and improvements.
    • If you are not ready for a license you can also donate from here

    Improvements
    • From now on, the update splash screen will not be displayed automatically anymore. Instead, there will be a message on the QuickFolders button which can be clicked once to read the latest news. There is also a new entry "Show Splash screen" on the QuickFolders tools menu
    • [issue 155] Support entering multiple words in a search string to find longer folder names that are composited, such as "Fred.Flintstone" "Invoices June 2020" "Research+Development". These can now be found by entering the starting letters of the words within the folder name, in any order. e.g. "f f" "2020 inv" "Dev Res". The following characters are regarded as word boundaries and don't need to be typed:
      _ . - + & @

      This can also be combined with the existing parent folder syntax by entering the parent folder start followed by a forward slash "/", e.g. enter "A/rev a" to match subfolders like "AMO » AMO-Reviews" "Addons » Accepted Revisions".

      Use the new character ">" to skip any folder within the path.

      Use the [?] symbol to the right of the search field to display a help panel.
    • [issue 163] quickMove: folder created while moving is not displayed on top of recent folders menu.
    • [web extension migration] Improved many functions that worked via accessing the "most recent Thunderbird window" and replaced them with event notifications that propagate to every window. This uses the Notification Tool library and the background script (a mechanism of the new API based "mail extensions" model).

      This way all Thunderbird windows (if you work from multiple windows) will be updated correctly when doing one of the following actions. All these now work simultaneously and update in multiple Thunderbird windows:
      • rename a tab
      • move a tab positionto a different position
      • delete a tab or remove it from or add it to a category
      • change the layout of all QuickFolders toolbar elements from the options dialog (themes, colors)
      • rename QuickFolders categories
      • change the theme / buttons of the Current Folder Bar
      • change options of where to display the Current Folder Bar (main window, message tab, single message window)
      • changes to the license when entered / validated
      • unlocking features such as the advanced / tab-specific properties when a license key is entered

    Bug Fixes + Miscellaneus
    • [issue 172] Fixed (in v5.6.5): quickMove results pathes are only showing last 2 folders in path if only a single search word is entered.
    • [issue 167] Fixed: Unreadable colors of QuickFolders toolbar font and Navigation bar icons in Linux.
    • [issue 150] Unwanted new line characters "\n" were displayed in some strings in version 5.5.2
    • [web extension migration] Licenser code migrated into background script.
    • Ongoing work of Rewriting code to use APIs instead of Thunderbird's internal functions see [issue 147] for up to date detail.

    Version 4.22.1 966.1 KiB Works with Thunderbird 60.0 - 69.0

    Release 4.22.1

    This release backports some of the fixes that were also done in the new version for Thunderbird 78. If you want to get the latest features, I highly recommend updating Thunderbird to the current 78 release version.
    To support QuickFolders, buy a license or donate to support the project.

    Improvements
    • [issue 155] Support entering multiple words in a search string to find longer folder names that are composited, such as "Fred.Flintstone" "Invoices June 2020" "Research+Development". These can now be found by entering the starting letters of the words within the folder name, in any order. e.g. "f f" "2020 inv" "Dev Res". The following characters are regarded as word boundaries and don't need to be typed:
      _ . - + & @

      This can also be combined with the existing parent folder syntax by entering the parent folder start followed by a forward slash "/", e.g. enter "A/rev a" to match subfolders like "AMO » AMO-Reviews" "Addons » Accepted Revisions".

      Use the new character ">" to skip any folder within the path.
    • [issue 163] quickMove: folder created while moving is not displayed on top of recent folders menu.
    • [issue 172] Fixed (in v4.22.1): quickMove results pathes are only showing last 2 folders in path if only a single search word is entered.
    • I am working on making QuickFolders compatible with Thunderbird 91, which is planned for release in summer 2021. There is a lot of rewriting going on in the background in order to replace internal functionality with the new API model. If you still ust THunderbird 68 or older, consider at least switching to Thunderbird 78 to get the latest version of QuickFolders.
    • The maximum number of search results in quickMove can now be larger than 25 by editing the following configuration setting: extensions.quickfolders.quickMove.maxResults

    Version 5.6.4 1.0 MiB Works with Thunderbird 78.0 - *

    Release 5.6.4
    • In order to maintain full functionality, this Add-on had to be rewritten as a mail extension with experiment API, which will require full permissions on installation. As regards being allowed to do stuff, it is actually not different with any classic Add-on: they always had full access to all functions within Thunderbird. The modern mail extensions will have much more tightly managed permissions - eventually QuickFolders will also be able use this more modern approach - but the APIs for this have to be created and accepted by Mozilla first. This means a lot of ongoing work for the next 12 months forward - please support this with a license or donation:
    • You can buy a license here. This is the preferred way of funding all the ongoing work and improvements.
    • If you are not ready for a license you can also donate from here

    Improvements
    • From now on, the update splash screen will not be displayed automatically anymore. Instead, there will be a message on the QuickFolders button which can be clicked once to read the latest news. There is also a new entry "Show Splash screen" on the QuickFolders tools menu
    • [issue 155] Support entering multiple words in a search string to find longer folder names that are composited, such as "Fred.Flintstone" "Invoices June 2020" "Research+Development". These can now be found by entering the starting letters of the words within the folder name, in any order. e.g. "f f" "2020 inv" "Dev Res". The following characters are regarded as word boundaries and don't need to be typed:
      _ . - + & @

      This can also be combined with the existing parent folder syntax by entering the parent folder start followed by a forward slash "/", e.g. enter "A/rev a" to match subfolders like "AMO » AMO-Reviews" "Addons » Accepted Revisions".

      Use the new character ">" to skip any folder within the path.

      Use the [?] symbol to the right of the search field to display a help panel.
    • [issue 163] quickMove: folder created while moving is not displayed on top of recent folders menu.
    • [web extension migration] Improved many functions that worked via accessing the "most recent Thunderbird window" and replaced them with event notifications that propagate to every window. This uses the Notification Tool library and the background script (a mechanism of the new API based "mail extensions" model).

      This way all Thunderbird windows (if you work from multiple windows) will be updated correctly when doing one of the following actions. All these now work simultaneously and update in multiple Thunderbird windows:
      • rename a tab
      • move a tab positionto a different position
      • delete a tab or remove it from or add it to a category
      • change the layout of all QuickFolders toolbar elements from the options dialog (themes, colors)
      • rename QuickFolders categories
      • change the theme / buttons of the Current Folder Bar
      • change options of where to display the Current Folder Bar (main window, message tab, single message window)
      • changes to the license when entered / validated
      • unlocking features such as the advanced / tab-specific properties when a license key is entered

    Bug Fixes + Miscellaneus
    • [issue 167] Fixed: Unreadable colors of QuickFolders toolbar font and Navigation bar icons in Linux.
    • [issue 150] Unwanted new line characters "\n" were displayed in some strings in version 5.5.2
    • [web extension migration] Licenser code migrated into background script.
    • Ongoing work of Rewriting code to use APIs instead of Thunderbird's internal functions see [issue 147] for up to date detail.

    Version 4.22 966.2 KiB Works with Thunderbird 60.0 - 69.0

    This release backports some of the fixes that were also done in the new version for Thunderbird 78. If you want to get the latest features, I highly recommend updating Thunderbird to the current 78 release version.
    To support QuickFolders, buy a license or donate to support the project.

    Improvements
    • [issue 155] Support entering multiple words in a search string to find longer folder names that are composited, such as "Fred.Flintstone" "Invoices June 2020" "Research+Development". These can now be found by entering the starting letters of the words within the folder name, in any order. e.g. "f f" "2020 inv" "Dev Res". The following characters are regarded as word boundaries and don't need to be typed:
      _ . - + & @

      This can also be combined with the existing parent folder syntax by entering the parent folder start followed by a forward slash "/", e.g. enter "A/rev a" to match subfolders like "AMO » AMO-Reviews" "Addons » Accepted Revisions".

      Use the new character ">" to skip any folder within the path.

      Use the [?] symbol to the right of the search field to display a help panel.
    • [issue 163] quickMove: folder created while moving is not displayed on top of recent folders menu.
    • I am working on making QuickFolders compatible with Thunderbird 91, which is planned for release in summer 2021. There is a lot of rewriting going on in the background in order to replace internal functionality with the new API model. If you still ust THunderbird 68 or older, consider at least switching to Thunderbird 78 to get the latest version of QuickFolders.
    • The maximum number of search results in quickMove can now be larger than 25 by editing the following configuration setting: extensions.quickfolders.quickMove.maxResults

    Version 5.5.2 994.8 KiB Works with Thunderbird 78.0 - *

    Release 5.5.2
    • In order to maintain full functionality, this Add-on had to be rewritten as a mail extension with experiment API, which will require full permissions on installation. As regards being allowed to do stuff, it is actually not different with any classic Add-on: they always had full access to all functions within Thunderbird. The modern mail extensions will have much more tightly managed permissions - eventually QuickFolders will also be able use this more modern approach - but the APIs for this have to be created and accepted by Mozilla first. This means a lot of ongoing work for the next 12 months forward - please support this with a license or donation:
    • You can buy a license here. This is the preferred way of funding all the ongoing work and improvements.
    • If you are not ready for a license you can also donate from here


    Fixes in 5.5.2
    • [issue 148] quickMove: parent folder containing an underscore not suggested as parent if typed from fully. This is a regression caused by changes in [issue 135] which allows for entering parent names by entering text within the string if that starts with an underscore or space - e.g. to find all child folders of "001_Test" you could just type "tes/". The regression caused it not to be suggested when typing "001_tes/" as it only would evaluate the substrings "001" and "Test" as possible parents.
    • Fixed: In some locales the character » is replaced with encoded unicode entry \u00BB in Create subfolder menu item
    • Fixed: In Thunderbird 89, the options menu item was not displayed in Add-ons Manager.

    Fixes in 5.5.1
    • Version 5.5.1 Hotfix: [issue 144] Fixed: Mark folders + subfolders read stops at first generation (direct child folder) mails and potentially may have affected parent folders, too.
    • Version 5.5.1 - Fixed: The tool menu item "Change the order of tabs" did not update the toolbar after clicking Ok. To make changes visible one had to click "Refrehs Visible tabs"
    • 5.5.1: Rewrote the legacy style localization to use the modern method which is a prerequisite for converting the Add-on to a "mail extension" in the future.
    • Version 5.5.1: Completed Hungarian, Simplified Chinese and Catalan locales.
    • Improvements
      • [issue 136] Fixed: There were no folder suggestions during quickJump / quickMove while viewing mails in a virtual folder view (such as search results / or after open message in conversation). This was a side effect of changes from [issue 57].
      • [issue 135] quickMove / quickJump: When using "/" for parent folders searching for substrings should work better... The Search algorithm now recognizes Underscore _ and Space within folder names so that parent folders with prefixes such as "01_test" can still be found without knowing the number (type "test\subfoldername" to get
        a match in this example).
      • [issue 132] In a single message tab, quickMove used to redisplay the mail after moving it with quickMove.
        This behavior has now been changed on request to go to the next email instead. If necessary, this new behavior can be changed in via the advanced search settings button in the Single Message Tab box on the QF Pro settings tab.
      • [issue 134] Feature Request: Escape key to "Cancel quickMove" completely. Before this change, Cancel would hide the search box but keep the list of mails queued to be moved so that more items could be added later. If necessary, the old behavior can be restored in the Advanced search settings dialog.
      • Changed folder tree shortcut from F7 to F9 (consistent with Thunderbird 68). Push F0 to make the folder tree visible or quickly hide it.
      • Increased maximum subfolders in a dropdown menu from 100 to 250.
      • [issue 140] Fixed: Restriction to current server unexpectedly suggests creating new subfolder.

    Version 4.21.4 965.5 KiB Works with Thunderbird 60.0 - 69.0

    Release 4.21.4

    This release backports some of the fixes that were also done in the new version for Thunderbird 78. If you want to get the latest features, I highly recommend updating Thunderbird to the current 78 release version.
    To support QuickFolders, buy a license or donate to support the project.

    Bug Fixes
    • [issue 148] quickMove: parent folder containing an underscore not suggested as parent if typed from fully. This is a regression caused by changes in [issue 135] which allows for entering parent names by entering text within the string if that starts with an underscore or space - e.g. to find all child folders of "001_Test" you could just type "tes/". The regression caused it not to be suggested when typing "001_tes/" as it only would evaluate the substrings "001" and "Test" as possible parents.
    • I am working on making QuickFolders compatible with Thunderbird 91, which is planned for release in summer 2021. There is a lot of rewriting going on in the background in order to replace internal functionality with the new API model. If you still ust THunderbird 68 or older, consider at least switching to Thunderbird 78 to get the latest version of QuickFolders.

    Version 5.5.1 993.1 KiB Works with Thunderbird 78.0 - *

    Release 5.5.1
    • In order to maintain full functionality, this Add-on had to be rewritten as a mail extension with experiment API, which will require full permissions on installation. As regards being allowed to do stuff, it is actually not different with any classic Add-on: they always had full access to all functions within Thunderbird. The modern mail extensions will have much more tightly managed permissions - eventually QuickFolders will also be able use this more modern approach - but the APIs for this have to be created and accepted by Mozilla first. This means a lot of ongoing work for the next 12 months forward - please support this with a license or donation:
    • You can buy a license here. This is the preferred way of funding all the ongoing work and improvements.
    • If you are not ready for a license you can also donate from here

    Fixes in 5.5.1
    • Version 5.5.1 Hotfix: [issue 144] Fixed: Mark folders + subfolders read stops at first generation (direct child folder) mails and potentially may have affected parent folders, too.
    • Version 5.5.1 - Fixed: The tool menu item "Change the order of tabs" did not update the toolbar after clicking Ok. To make changes visible one had to click "Refrehs Visible tabs"
    • 5.5.1: Rewrote the legacy style localization to use the modern method which is a prerequisite for converting the Add-on to a "mail extension" in the future.
    • Version 5.5.1: Completed Hungarian, Simplified Chinese and Catalan locales.
    • Improvements
      • [issue 136] Fixed: There were no folder suggestions during quickJump / quickMove while viewing mails in a virtual folder view (such as search results / or after open message in conversation). This was a side effect of changes from [issue 57].
      • [issue 135] quickMove / quickJump: When using "/" for parent folders searching for substrings should work better... The Search algorithm now recognizes Underscore _ and Space within folder names so that parent folders with prefixes such as "01_test" can still be found without knowing the number (type "test\subfoldername" to get
        a match in this example).
      • [issue 132] In a single message tab, quickMove used to redisplay the mail after moving it with quickMove.
        This behavior has now been changed on request to go to the next email instead. If necessary, this new behavior can be changed in via the advanced search settings button in the Single Message Tab box on the QF Pro settings tab.
      • [issue 134] Feature Request: Escape key to "Cancel quickMove" completely. Before this change, Cancel would hide the search box but keep the list of mails queued to be moved so that more items could be added later. If necessary, the old behavior can be restored in the Advanced search settings dialog.
      • Changed folder tree shortcut from F7 to F9 (consistent with Thunderbird 68). Push F0 to make the folder tree visible or quickly hide it.
      • Increased maximum subfolders in a dropdown menu from 100 to 250.
      • [issue 140] Fixed: Restriction to current server unexpectedly suggests creating new subfolder.

    Version 4.21.3 965.4 KiB Works with Thunderbird 60.0 - 69.0

    Release 4.21.3

    This release backports some of the fixes that were also done in the new version for Thunderbird 78. If you want to get the latest features, I highly recommend updating Thunderbird to the current 78 release version.
    To support QuickFolders, buy a license or donate to support the project.

    Bug Fixes

    • [issue 144] Mark folders + subfolders read stops at first generation (direct child folder) mails

    • [issue 145] Thunderbird 60 users only - QuickFolders always offers update to 4.21.2 - this is due to a faulty version number in the deprecated file install.rdf (which isn't used by Thunderbird 66 - 91 anymore).
    • I am working on making QuickFolders compatible with Thunderbird 91, which is planned for release in summer 2021. There is a lot of rewriting going on in the background in order to replace internal functionality with the new API model. If you still ust THunderbird 68 or older, consider at least switching to Thunderbird 78 to get the latest version of QuickFolders.

    Version 5.5 1.0 MiB Works with Thunderbird 78.0 - *

    Release 5.5
    • In order to maintain full functionality, this Add-on had to be rewritten as a mail extension with experiment API, which will require full permissions on installation. As regards being allowed to do stuff, it is actually not different with any classic Add-on: they always had full access to all functions within Thunderbird. The modern mail extensions will have much more tightly managed permissions - eventually QuickFolders will also be able use this more modern approach - but the APIs for this have to be created and accepted by Mozilla first. This means a lot of ongoing work for the next 12 months forward - please support this with a license or donation:
    • You can buy a license here. This is the preferred way of funding all the ongoing work and improvements.
    • If you are not ready for a license you can also donate from here

    Improvements
    • [issue 136] Fixed: There were no folder suggestions during quickJump / quickMove while viewing mails in a virtual folder view (such as search results / or after open message in conversation). This was a side effect of changes from [issue 57].
    • [issue 135] quickMove / quickJump: When using "/" for parent folders searching for substrings should work better... The Search algorithm now recognizes Underscore _ and Space within folder names so that parent folders with prefixes such as "01_test" can still be found without knowing the number (type "test\subfoldername" to get
      a match in this example).
    • [issue 132] In a single message tab, quickMove used to redisplay the mail after moving it with quickMove.
      This behavior has now been changed on request to go to the next email instead. If necessary, this new behavior can be changed in via the advanced search settings button in the Single Message Tab box on the QF Pro settings tab.
    • [issue 134] Feature Request: Escape key to "Cancel quickMove" completely. Before this change, Cancel would hide the search box but keep the list of mails queued to be moved so that more items could be added later. If necessary, the old behavior can be restored in the Advanced search settings dialog.
    • Changed folder tree shortcut from F7 to F9 (consistent with Thunderbird 68). Push F0 to make the folder tree visible or quickly hide it.
    • Increased maximum subfolders in a dropdown menu from 100 to 250.
    • [issue 140] Fixed: Restriction to current server unexpectedly suggests creating new subfolder.

    Version 4.21.2 965.3 KiB Works with Thunderbird 60.0 - 69.0

    Release 4.21.2

    This release backports some of the fixes that were also done in the new version for Thunderbird 78. If you want to get the latest features, I highly recommend updating Thunderbird to the current 78 release version.
    To support QuickFolders, buy a license or donate to support the project.

    Improvements
    • [issue 117] Added color picker for text color in tab-specific properties.
    • [issue 132] In a single message tab, quickMove used to redisplay the mail after moving it with quickMove.
      This behavior has now been changed on request to go to the next unread email instead. It can be modified by editing the following configuration settings (the Thunderbird 78 version of QuickFolders has a dedicated User Interface):

      <tt>extensions.quickfolders.quickMove.reopenMsgTabAfterMove</tt>
      <tt>extensions.quickfolders.quickMove.gotoNextUnreadAfterMove</tt>

      4.21.2 has some additional fixes to better cover the case of returning to the original tab (folder) after closing the current message tab (with `gotoNextUnreadAfterMove=false`)
    • QuickFolders Settings, now makes sure that correct options tab is opened / remembered

    Bug Fixes
    • [issue 115] Fixed restoring of config values. Some general / layout settings were not restored properly even when they were saved during backup.

    Version 5.4.2 1.0 MiB Works with Thunderbird 78.0 - *

    Release 5.4.2
    • In order to maintain full functionality, this Add-on had to be rewritten as a mail extension with experiment API, which will require full permissions on installation. As regards being allowed to do stuff, it is actually not different with any classic Add-on: they always had full access to all functions within Thunderbird. The modern mail extensions will have much more tightly managed permissions - eventually QuickFolders will also be able to use this more modern approach - but the APIs for this have to be created and accepted by Mozilla first. This means a lot of ongoing work for the next 12 months forward - please support this with a license or donation:
    • You can buy a license here. This is the preferred way of funding all the ongoing work and improvements.
    • If you are not ready for a license you can also donate from here

    Improvements
    • [issue 117] Add color picker for text color in tab-specific properties.
    • Added quickMove advanced settings panel for the following new features:

      [issue 118] Restrict quickMove results to current server. I also added a list of accounts to explicitely exclude selected servers from search results.[issue 74] User Interface to enable silent mode / disable notification after moving mails. [issue 119]The maximum number of search results can be changed from 25.
    • [issue 103] quickMove now also supports copying folders. To copy a folder, hold down the CTRL key while you drop it on the quickMove button. Queued folders are now also properly listed in the quickMove menu.

    Bug Fixes
    • [issue 115] fix restoring of config values
    • [issue 116] Custom Text color in tab-specific is not set on tab.
    • Regression in 4.5 (fixed in 5.4.1) [issue 123] Fixed: An error in the French translation leads to the Settings screen not loading.
    • You can use the advanced panel for a number of functions, such as not showing the unread status or excluding a folder (and optionally also its subfolders) from the quickMove search results. You can also prefill a different from address and to address when writing new mails. To display it, right-click any tab and select"Tab-secific Properties" from the QuickFolders commands submenu.

    Thunderbird 78 Regressions, Tb 87 and beyond
    • [issue 115] Restore does not load some general / layout setting. Some general / layout settings were not restored properly even when they were saved during backup.
    • [issue 114] Make QuickFolders compatible with <span class="emphasis">Thunderbird beta 88.0b1</span>

      - Fixed: Support Pages did not open anymore as content Tabs have a different parameter set.
      - Fixed: layout of advanced tab properties broken due to deprecated grid element.
      - Fixed: Copy / Move folders uses new MailServices.copy object
      - Removed strict_max_version for users for 88.0b1 (this version is not supported by their validation process)

      If you find more regressions associated with Thunderbird 86 or higher, please report them at issue 114 linked above.

    Version 5.4.1 1.0 MiB Works with Thunderbird 78.0 - 87.0

    Release 5.4.1
    • In order to maintain full functionality, this Add-on had to be rewritten as a mail extension with experiment API, which will require full permissions on installation. As regards being allowed to do stuff, it is actually not different with any classic Add-on: they always had full access to all functions within Thunderbird. The modern mail extensions will have much more tightly managed permissions - eventually QuickFolders will also be able use this more modern approach - but the APIs for this have to be created and accepted by Mozilla first. This means a lot of ongoing work for the next 12 months forward - please support this with a license or donation:
    • You can buy a license here. This is the preferred way of funding all the ongoing work and improvements.
    • If you are not ready for a license you can also donate from here

    Improvements
    • [issue 117] Add color picker for text color in tab-specific properties.
    • Added quickMove advanced settings panel for the following new features:

      [issue 118] Restrict quickMove results to current server. I also added a list of accounts to explicitely exclude selected servers from search results.[issue 74] User Interface to enable silent mode / disable notification after moving mails. [issue 119]The maximum number of search results can be changed from 25.
    • [issue 103] quickMove now also supports copying folders. To copy a folder, hold down the CTRL key while you drop it on the quickMove button. Queued folders are now also properly listed in the quickMove menu.

    Bug Fixes
    • [issue 115] fix restoring of config values
    • [issue 116] Custom Text color in tab-specific is not set on tab.

      You can use the advanced panel for a number of functions, such as not showing the unread status or excluding a folder (and optionally also its subfolders) from the quickMove search results. You can also prefill a different from address and to address when writing new mails. To display it, right-click any tab and select"Tab-specific Properties" from the QuickFolders commands submenu.
    • Regression in 5.4 (fixed in 5.4.1) [issue 123] Fixed: An error in the French translation leads to the Settings screen not loading.

    Thunderbird 78 Regressions, Tb 87 and beyond
    • [issue 115] Restore does not load some general / layout setting. Some general / layout settings were not restored properly even when they were saved during backup.
    • [issue 114] Make QuickFolders compatible with <span class="emphasis">Thunderbird beta 86.0b3</span>

      - Fixed: Support Pages did not open anymore as content Tabs have a different parameter set.
      - Fixed: layout of advanced tab properties broken due to deprecated grid element.
      - Fixed: Copy / Move folders uses new MailServices.copy object

      If you find more regressions associated with Thunderbird 86 or higher, please report them at issue 114 linked above.

    Version 5.4 1.0 MiB Works with Thunderbird 78.0 - 87.0

    Release 5.4
    • In order to maintain full functionality, this Add-on had to be rewritten as a mail extension with experiment API, which will require full permissions on installation. As regards being allowed to do stuff, it is actually not different with any classic Add-on: they always had full access to all functions within Thunderbird. The modern mail extensions will have much more tightly managed permissions - eventually QuickFolders will also be able use this more modern approach - but the APIs for this have to be created and accepted by Mozilla first. This means a lot of ongoing work for the next 12 months forward - please support this with a license or donation:
    • You can buy a license here. This is the preferred way of funding all the ongoing work and improvements.
    • If you are not ready for a license you can also donate from here

    Improvements
    • [issue 117] Add color picker for text color in tab-specific properties.
    • Added quickMove advanced settings panel for the following new features:

      [issue 118] Restrict quickMove results to current server. I also added a list of accounts to explicitely exclude selected servers from search results.[issue 74] User Interface to enable silent mode / disable notification after moving mails. [issue 119]The maximum number of search results can be changed from 25.
    • [issue 103] quickMove now also supports copying folders. To copy a folder, hold down the CTRL key while you drop it on the quickMove button. Queued folders are now also properly listed in the quickMove menu.

    Bug Fixes
    • [issue 115] fix restoring of config values
    • [issue 116] Custom Text color in tab-specific is not set on tab.

      You can use the advanced panel for a number of functions, such as not showing the unread status or excluding a folder (and optionally also its subfolders) from the quickMove search results. You can also prefill a different from address and to address when writing new mails. To display it, right-click any tab and select"Tab-secific Properties" from the QuickFolders commands submenu.

    Thunderbird 78 Regressions, Tb 87 and beyond
    • [issue 115] Restore does not load some general / layout setting. Some general / layout settings were not restored properly even when they were saved during backup.
    • [issue 114] Make QuickFolders compatible with <span class="emphasis">Thunderbird beta 86.0b3</span>

      - Fixed: Support Pages did not open anymore as content Tabs have a different parameter set.
      - Fixed: layout of advanced tab properties broken due to deprecated grid element.
      - Fixed: Copy / Move folders uses new MailServices.copy object

      If you find more regressions associated with Thunderbird 86 or higher, please report them at issue 114 linked above.

    Version 5.3 1.0 MiB Works with Thunderbird 78.0 - 86.0

    • In order to maintain full functionality, this Add-on had to be rewritten as a mail extension with experiment API, which will require full permissions on installation. As regards being allowed to do stuff, it is actually not different with any classic Add-on: they always had full access to all functions within Thunderbird. The modern mail extensions will have much more tightly managed permissions - eventually QuickFolders will also be able use this more modern approach - but the APIs for this have to be created and accepted by Mozilla first. This means a lot of ongoing work for the next 12 months forward - please support this with a license or donation:
    • You can buy a license here. This is the preferred way of funding all the ongoing work and improvements.
    • If you are not ready for a license you can also donate from here

    Fixed Thunderbird 78 Regressions
    • [issue 106] Backup function does not save general / advanced / layout settings.
    • [issue 108] Some changes in options window are ignored and not stored. Settings that could not be changed from the options screen:
      - Premium / quick move display format
      - General / Message Navigation / Go to next unread mail.

      Also, many layout settings were not updating immediately through the User Interface, because of broken instant apply settings.
    • Fixed highlighting of drop targets when dragging mails into a subfolder.
    • [issue 111] Paint Mode stopped working in Thunderbird 78. You can now use Paint Mode again from the QuickFolders tools menu to change the colors of multiple tabs. (For best results use the flat style theme).

      Activate paint mode, then select a color from the palette and click on the tabs you want to change:

      The colors displayed depend on the selected "Palette for Colored Tabs" which is a global setting and offers 3 choices (Standard, Pastel and Night Vision for dark themes).
    • [issue 101] If multiple categories are selected, closing QuickFolders settings reverts to "Show All".
    • [issue 88] Fixed highlighting of drop targets when dragging mails into a subfolder.

    Improvements
    • [issue 82] Improved sorting of search results during quickMove / quickJump.
    • [issue 109] Menu item Mark Messages read in Folder + subfolders not displayed as expected - it was only shown if the folder of the tab didn't have unread emails itself. This additional menu item that can be used to set subfolders read was only displayed if the actual folder of the tab itself had no unread emails, and only child folders had them. Configure this command in QuickFolders settings / Advanced / Menu Configuration / Mail Commands
    • [issue 37] When no match is found using the "/" in quickMove box, display "No matching parent folders!" instead of "..."

    Other Bug Fixes
    • [issue 101] If multiple categories are selected, closing QuickFolders settings reverts to "Show All".
    • [issue 107] Restoring general / layout Settings only works if option for restoring folders also active.
    • [issue 110] "Tab-specific Properties" overwrites To Address when clicking Write from Address Book.
    • [issue 112] Reading List menu - Add current Item not working.
    • [issue 114] Make QuickFolders compatible with Thunderbird beta 86.0b3
      - Removed grids from options screen to support Thunderbird 86 and higher. Without the fix, the dialog was displayed to wide and items on the support tab did not render correctly.
      - Using renamed function FtvItem for creating Recent folders list.

      If you find more regressions associated with Thunderbird 86 or higher, please report at issue 114 linked above.

    Version 4.20 964.5 KiB Works with Thunderbird 60.0 - 69.0

    This release backports some of the fixes that were also done in the new version for Thunderbird 78. If you want to get the latest features, I highly recommend updating Thunderbird to the current 78 release version.
    To support QuickFolders, buy a license or donate to support the project.

    Improvements
    • [issue 82] Improved sorting of search results during quickMove / quickJump.
    • [issue 109] Menu item Mark Messages read in Folder + subfolders not displayed as expected - it was only shown if the folder of the tab didn't have unread emails itself. This additional menu item that can be used to set subfolders read was only displayed if the actual folder of the tab itself had no unread emails, and only child folders had them. Configure this command in QuickFolders settings / Advanced / Menu Configuration / Mail Commands
    • [issue 37] When no match is found using the "/" in quickMove box, display "No matching parent folders!" instead of "..."

    Bug Fixes
    • [issue 101] If multiple categories are selected, closing QuickFolders settings reverts to "Show All"
    • Fixed: When dragging mails on a subfolder item contained in a QuickFolders tab popup, the folder item is shown with an underline. But all child folders were also displayed underlined.
    • [issue 107] Restoring general / layout Settings only works if option for restoring folders also active.
    • [issue 92] do not apply "To address" from advanced tab propertiues when replying to an email!
    • [issue 110] "Tab-specific Properties" overwrites To Address when clicking Write from Address Book.
    • [issue 112] Reading List menu - Add current Item not working.

    Version 5.2 1.0 MiB Works with Thunderbird 78.0 - 86.0

    • In order to maintain full functionality, this Add-on had to be rewritten as a mail extension with experiment API, which will require full permissions on installation. As regards being allowed to do stuff, it is actually not different with any classic Add-on: they always had full access to all functions within Thunderbird. The modern mail extensions will have much more tightly managed permissions - eventually QuickFolders will also be able use this more modern approach - but the APIs for this have to be created and accepted by Mozilla first. This means a lot of ongoing work for the next 12 months forward - please support this with a license or donation:
    • You can buy a license here. This is the preferred way of funding all the ongoing work and improvements.
    • If you are not ready for a license you can also donate from here

    Changes / Items worked
    • [issue 92] - do not apply To address from advanced tab properties when replying to an email!
    • [issue 94] - Tb78: Tab-specific properties displayed in incorrect screen position.
    • [issue 75] Support moving folders via quickMove button. You can now move one or multiple folders by dragging them from the tree to the quickMove button or hitting Shift+M (with a Pro License) while the folder tree is highlighted. Up until now, you could only move folders by holding Shift and dragging to a QuickFolders tab.
    • [issue 96] Drag'n'drop issue in Thunderbird 85 beta. Although I fixed this particular issue I make no guarantees for any functionality if you are using beta versions. I can only support the current ESR version Thunderbird 78.1 - 78.* fully.
    • [issue 23] Fixed: quickMove aborts with "Nothing to do: Message is already in folder" if the first mail in the selection is already in target folder. This may happen if you drag mails from a multi-folder view such as a search results window. It can also happen if you execute the quickMove command after a while and you (or a filter) have moved some of the mails to the target folder already.

    Version 4.19.1 962.6 KiB Works with Thunderbird 60.0 - 69.0

    Release 4.19.1

    This release backports some of the fixes that were also done in the new version for Thunderbird 78. If you want to get the latest features, I highly recommend updating Thunderbird to the current 78 release version.
    To support QuickFolders, buy a license or donate to support the project.

    • [issue 75] support moving folders via the quickMove button
    • [issue 72] Category "_Uncategorized" will show all categories after moving a folder to another category
    • [issue 23] Fixed: quickMove aborts with "Nothing to do: Message is already in folder" if the first mail in the selection is already in target folder. This may happen if you drag mails from a multi-folder view such as a search results window. It can also happen if you execute the quickMove command after a while and you (or a filter) have moved some of the mails to the target folder already.
    • Improved reopening any support sites already open in a tab by jumping to the correct place if necessary.
    • Fixed: when restarting Thunderbird after an Add-on was installed Tabs from ALL categories were displayed.

    Version 5.1 1.0 MiB Works with Thunderbird 78.0 - 78.*

    • In order to maintain full functionality, this Add-on had to be rewritten as a mail extension with experiment API, which will require full permissions on installation. As regards being allowed to do stuff, it is actually not different with any classic Add-on: they always had full access to all functions within Thunderbird. The modern mail extensions will have much more tightly managed permissions - eventually QuickFolders will also use this more modern approach - but the APIs for this have to be created and accepted by Mozilla first. This means a lot of ongoing work for the nexty 12 months forward - please support this with a license or donation:
    • You can buy a license here. This is the preferred way of funding all the ongoing work and improvements.
    • If you are not ready for a license you can also donate from here

    Changes / Items worked
    • [issue 72] Category "_Uncategorized" will show all categories after moving a folder to another category
    • [issue 76]Recent Folders List is not updated until Thunderbird is restarted.
    • [issue 80] Recent Folders list not updated when moving email using drag and drop to the folder tree. I have made the updating of this folder time stamp somewhat more aggressive, but avoiding to add folders like Inbox, Sent, Archives, Drafts, Junk, Trash and Templates because they would always end up on top.
    • [issue 79] Drag over color + Dropmarkers when reordering Tabs not working
    • [issue 81] Current Folder Toolbar display - text is always black
    • [issue 84] Can't drag envelope icon in Navigation bar (a.k.a. Current Folder) to a folder / QuickFolder drop target. Also the Navigation Bar is hidden if multiple mails or a thread is selected.
    • Hide option to extend license if it is already more than 1 year into the future.
    • Hide popup screen for licensed users who have > 40 days left on their license
    • removed Encryption test code from options.js
    • validateFilterTargets moved to other module to avoid console errors.
    • Improve legibility of dropdown items in themed QuickFolders options dialog. Especially affects users of dark themes
    • In the dialog "change order of tabs" the Up and Down labels on the buttons were not rendered for some yet unknown reason - this is now worked around by removing the button styling from these elements

    Version 4.18.2 961.6 KiB Works with Thunderbird 60.0 - 69.0

    This release backports some of the fixes that were also done in the new version for Thunderbird 78. If you want to get the latest features, it is recommended to update Thunderbird to the current 78 release version.

    • [issue 80] Recent Folders list not updated when moving email using drag and drop to the folder tree. I have made the updating of this folder time stamp somewhat more aggressive, but avoiding to add folders like Inbox, Sent, Archives, Drafts, Junk, Trash and Templates because they would always end up on top.
    • [issue 35] "Skip Unread Folder" hides "Add star" function...

      the Shortcut for skipping unread folders works even without pressing the Shift key
    • Reading list: jumping to a missing mail brings up a search dialog. The conditions were not automatically filled - this version fixes that
      in Thunderbird 68.12. I am not sure from which version forward this stopped working.
    • In the dialog "change order of tabs" the up and down labels on the buttons are not rendered for some reason - this is now worked around by removing the button styling from these elements
    • improve dropmarker behavior when dragging tabs over multiple rows
    • Thunderbird 78: QuickFolders is now also compatible with the new Thunderbird ESR

    Version 5.0 1.0 MiB Works with Thunderbird 78.0 - 78.*

    • In order to maintain full functionality, this Add-on had to be rewritten as a mail extension with experiment API, which will require full permissions on installation. As regards being allowed to do stuff, it is actually not different with any classic Add-on: they always had full access to all functions within Thunderbird. The modern mail extensions will have much more tightly managed permissions - eventually QuickFolders will also use this more modern approach - but the APIs for this have to be created and accepted by Mozilla first. This means a lot of ongoing work for the nexty 12 months forward - please support this with a license or donation:
    • You can buy a license here. This is the preferred way of funding all the ongoing work and improvements.
    • If you are not ready for a license you can also donate from here

    Changes / Items worked
    • Removed backwards compatible (shim) code and all code implementing cross-compatibiliy for SeaMonkey and Postbox. The code base had to be forked into a new branch, so if I backport bugfixes this will double my work for the legacy Thunderbird users.
    • [issue 35] "Skip Unread Folder" hides "Add star" function... the Shortcut for skipping unread folders works even without pressing the Shift key
    • New icon layout base on the new Photon Design System for Thunderbird. The fantastic new Icon conversion was kindly done by Richard Paenglab
    • Removed nsIRDFService dependencies
    • rewrote preference bindings in all dialogs
    • rewrote search algorithm for missing mails in reading list - clicking on a missing mail there brings up a search dialog. Unfortunately this was not populated with meaningful search conditions
    • Klaus Buecher (@Opto) did the initial conversion of all XUL interface and fixed some bugs. John Bieling (from the Thunderbird team) helped with the WindowLoader implementation and fixing the broken preferences. Many thanks to both of themn for their fantastic work!

    Known issues
    • Any dragover styling (special color, dropmarkers when moving tabs around) is currently broken - this is caused by an experimental style selector which has been now removed by Mozilla due to little take-up of the HTML community. We will need to recode these parts using JavaScript.

    Version 4.18.1 964.8 KiB Works with Thunderbird 60.0 - 69.0

    • I have paid a developer to migrate all my Add-on support sites away from the free host on mozdev.org, which shall close operation within weeks. To keep having support sites and ongoing development, please buy a license (the migration has cost around $650 so far, which I hope to recover from the user community).

      I am also starting to rewrite all mail Add-ons as web extensions, which is currently not yet possible as all necessary APIs to replace the deprecated tech has not been implemented. As in between step I plan to release QuickFolders as a "web experiment" for Thunderbird 78+ but this will take a few weeks of work. If you are interested in using a version of QuickFolders that works with Thunderbird 78, buy a license to support the project.
    • IMPROVEMENT IN 4.18:[issue 27] Drag to Create New Subfolders from tab could create unexpected results, if the entered folder name contained spaces. The space (and possibly other non-ASCII characters, such as Umlauts / diacritics), would be url encoded (Space = %20) and could lead to failure of moving the mail or duplicated folders or non-working QuickFolders tabs.

      This problem was reported during the thunderbird 68.* release cycle so the fix may affect older versions of Thunderbird negatively. For user of older Thunderbird versions the behavior can be reverted by using the configuration setting: extensions.quickfolders.newFolderCallback.encodeURI = true
    • FIXED IN 4.18.1:<br>[issue 34] Option to make QuickFolders appear at the Bottom of Other Toolbars

      The new setting Advanced / QuickFolders Bar Position can be used to change the order of toolbars to push the QuickFolders bar further up / down in case other 3rd party toolbars are used. Set to 0 to have the toolbar at the top, 100 should work to push it below all other toolbars.

      The default is now set to make QuickFolders appear at the bottom of the mail tools again.

    Version 4.18 1.1 MiB Works with Thunderbird 60.0 - 69.0

    • I am currently paying somebody to migrate all my Add-on support sites away from the free host on mozdev.org, which is going to close operation end of June. To keep having support sites and ongoing development, please buy a license (the migration will cost around $500, so there are some expense I hope to recover from the user community).

      I will also have to rewrite all mail Add-ons as web extensions, which is currently not yet possible as all necessary APIs to replace the deprecated tech has not been implemented. As in between step I plan to release QuickFolders as a "web experiment" for Thunderbird 78+ but this will take a few weeks of work. If you are interested in using a version of QuickFolders that works with Thunderbird 78, buy a license to support the project.
    • [issue 27] Drag to Create New Subfolders from tab could create unexpected results, if the entered folder name contained spaces. The space (and possibly other non-ASCII characters, such as Umlauts / diacritics), would be url encoded (Space = %20) and could lead to failure of moving the mail or duplicated folders or non-working QuickFolders tabs.

      This problem was reported during the thunderbird 68.* release cycle so the fix may affect older versions of Thunderbird negatively. For user of older Thunderbird versions the behavior can be reverted by using the configuration setting: extensions.quickfolders.newFolderCallback.encodeURI = true
    • New hidden setting extensions.quickfolders.toolbar.ordinalPosition can be used to change the order of toolbars to push the QuickFolders bar further up / down in case other 3rd party toolbars are used.

    Version 4.17.5 1.1 MiB Works with Thunderbird 60.0 - 69.0

    Version 4.17.5 Maintenance Version
    • [issue 18] Allow single-key keyboard shortcuts for Navigation.
    • [issue 3] Mark messages READ in folder and all its subfolders tree "in one click".

    Version 4.17.4 Maintenance Version
    • Added Alt + [Up] as possible navigation shortcut to go to parent folder.
    • Extended Alt + [Left] and Alt + [Right] shortcuts to go to the next sibling folder if no QuickFolders tab is selected. If a visible QuickFolders tab is selected, then the next tab will be activated, as before - for these features the corresponding Keyboard Shortcuts choice on the QF General Options tab has to be activated.
    • Sometimes the current folder bar shows an incorrect subfolder menu (from a previously visited folder) - fixed by forcing it to rebuild every time a different folder is visited.
    • Removed unnecessary error console warning from simplified setElementStyle() function.


    Version 4.17.3 Maintenance Version
    • [issue 14] Gray area shown below email list when starting Thunderbird in wide view with Current Folder Toolbar hidden.
    • [issue 15] Current Folder Bar background styling is ignored in Thunderbird 68
    • [issue 16] Avoid showing current folder toolbar at bottom of screen in column view. Ideally it should be shown as vertical bar between thread pane and preview. For now, it shows on top of the preview pane.
    • Improved label color for Renewal button
    • Completed translations for Spanish, French, Polish, Brazilian, Russian and Swedish users. If you have any suggestions for improvements please contact support or join the official translators team on Babelzilla


    Version 4.17.2 Maintenance Version
    • [Issue 13] Thunderbird 68 regression: Cannot modify From and To addresses using Advanced Tab Properties.

    Version 4.17.1 Maintenance Version
    • [Issue 11] Thunderbird 60 regression: in 4.17 - No results are shown in quickJump / quickMove when typing in Thunderbird 60.9; this s a regression caused by moving the search panel to a separate xul file (necessary for compatibility with Thunderbird 70, where search boxes are replaced by an new XUL element).
    • [Issue 9] Thunderbird 68 regression: when the shortcuts combinations SHIFT+S, SHIFT+M, SHIFT+J are used in the quick filter search field, they are accidentally executed and do not enter as uppercase letters in the search box as expected. This is caused by some input types have changed in Thunderbird 68 following deprecation of XUL elements.


    Version 4.17 Release
    • [Bug 26703] Added option to hide mail commands popup menu. If acive, the QuickFolders commands menuy will only be shown when CTRL is pressed while clicking the tab.
    • [issue 7] Fixed: font color in striped mode ignored on colored tabs
    • [Bug 26683] Advanced tab property - Option to set dragged / moved emails to UNREAD.

    Thunderbird 68 specific Fixes
    • Fixed: number fields are displayed too wide and with unnecessary paddings which may lead to legibility issues after preferences.css had to he removed.
    • [issue 8] in Thunderbird 70, the label is removed on right-clicking a tab. Also, the quickJump and quickMove functions stopped working.

      I highly recommend using the current release version Thunderbird 68.* and not a beta version on your daily mail profile as there will be many breaking changes in the next months. If you want to use beta versions, make sure to use a test profile and regularly back up your mail to avoid data loss.
    • The filter template dialog isn't shown properly in Thunderbird 68 - generally I would recommend to install the quickFilters Add-on instead, as it has more advanced functions for managing and creating mail filters.