Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I really like your extensions, but it's not compatible with Thunderbird version 78.9. Could you update it so it works again? thank you

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I had to just try it since the features are difficult to understand even when explained well.. It's far better than the Tbird search box. I like filter mode, list view, and fine control over the field type. You must be in the folder where the email exists in filter mode, and that's great once you get used to it.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Great job!!!
It saves some space which allow me to see the most important stuff (email, folders, etc.) at a glance. It works perfectly.
It's exactly what I was looking for. Thank you.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Whatever I do (with p.e. all disabled except sender) using the quick filter box (enter) or the unified search box (ctrl-enter), the results are always the same. It returns matches from all folders with search term in sender, recipient, subject and body.
I tried to hide built in filter bar, but nothing changes.
My Thunderbird version is 52.5.0 (32-bit)

This user has a previous review of this add-on.

Can you try to disable this add-on, restart and check if the problem persists with the quick filter box?

(by having the same results with the standard box, It looks to me that the problem doesn't comes from the add-on, but by trying with it disabled we can be sure of it).


PS: you can email me if you prefer, better than adding more reviews: iagosrl@gmail.com but up to you.

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

The default search of Thunderbird is really clunky to use. This addon is a pretty good solution for this problem.
But it stopped working for me :( The addon's filter-bar doesn't work anymore as intended. Weirdly the filter-bar does now overwrite the functionality of the search-bar.

Is this a common problem or is it just me?

Hi dundundun,

I found similar problems on the latest Beta (Thunderbird 58) but working fine on the latest release version (the one you reported) in Windows 7; Do you use another system?

The reason the search-bar get filtering capabilities is an option in this add-on, that you can change from the add-on Options dialog (is an option from the very first version of the add-on, that now I recommend to disable and just use the add-on widget --except is broken like in your case now :-(

Do you have installed latest add-on version, 0.7.6?
You can get it from the 'old versions' page (latest version, clicking 'Download anyway' using Firefox) https://addons.mozilla.org/es/firefox/addon/unified-search-187593/versions/ (for me, the new add-ons website doesn't allow to download from the main add-on page).
If so, please try to remove, restart and re-install it again and let me know.

Thanks for your feedback

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Whereas browsers gravitate towards a single search-and-URL field, Thunderbird decided at some point to have two search fields. I can't understand that weird decision, but fortunately Unified Search exists, with the Unified Search Widget that provides both quick search (filtering in the current folder) and global search in the words database.

Great work! I'm giving it four stars because the current beta version 0.7.4 doesn't completely work in TB 31.3: some user interface elements are broken. Specifically:
- The funnel icon ("filter") in the Unified Search Widget becomes invisible when filtering is off. It took me a long time to discover it was still there and I could still click it to turn filtering on. (If you don't know that and filtering happens to be off, the Unified Search Widget becomes almost useless - hence davidu's remark in his/her review below that "Even 0.7.4 is not working with TB 31.1").
- The filter options in the horizontal bar below the Unified Search Widget don't change color when they're on or off. So you can't see whether you're filtering on sender, receiver, subject, body, or any combination of them. (To see it you must convert the bar to a menu, but the bar is much more convenient).

Thanks IagoSRL, and I hope you can iron out these minor problems.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.6.4). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

As many other users have said, the default search in Thunderbird should be exactly like that provided by this add-on. Great work. Looking forward to have it in TB 33 too!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.6.4). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

For me this add-on is basically a must-have. I absolutely despise the built-in search of Thunderbird and "Unified Search" does exactly what I need.

The author even provided a working beta for the time being while the release doesn't work with the latest TB version (31).

The only thing I'd like to see is a delayed start of search, maybe as an option. I have huge mailboxes and TB therefor sometimes lags inbetween characters I enter into the box. This is such a small issue that the add-on still gets 5 stars!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.6.4). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Compact, movable, easy to use interface - does what you expect from it. Should be the default! Iago please finish update for TB 3x.x. Even 0.7.4 is not working with TB 31.1:( Thanks for your grat work - keep it up!:)

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.6.4). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Unfortunately the great Unified Search Widget disappeared with update to TB 31 :-(

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.6.4). 

Hi Benuzar, thanks for the feedback.

I'm working on compatibility with the latest Thunderbird version, I have a pre-release version ready that solves the major problems (the widget comes back!) but I need to polish some details before a final release.

If you want, you can try it, just download it from the project development site at https://github.com/IagoSRL/TBX-Unified-Search/releases/tag/v0.7.4

If you have any doubt or problem, don't hesitate on contact me.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

That's useful, thank you very much!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.6.4). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Perfect add-on. Restores functionality that was negligently removed from Thunderbird and replaces the poorly executed and diminished default filter and search feature.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.6.4).  This user has a previous review of this add-on.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

This is really a great add-on. It unifies the filter and the search so you have no redundancy with the search boxes, and you can either filter your e-mails or, if you hit enter, search everything for a specific word. Just wonderful.
Only annoying thing is, that when you backspace away the last character, the search box immediately loses focus. Thus it happened to me VERY often that I accidentally archived away e-mails, because I though I was still typing in the search box. Unfortunately I couldn't find any option to make this go away. Maybe I've just overseen something, I don't know, but it would be great if that one thing, and I presume it shouldn't be too hard to fix, could be addressed soon.

Thank you for a job well done on this add-on!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.6.4). 

Thanks Qudeid for your feedback!

I tried the problem you report and I couldn't reproduce it. I have another version developed already but I couldn't upload it to AMO (here) still. It's on https://github.com/IagoSRL/TBX-Unified-Search/tags if you want (rename the file from .zip to .xpi and manually install it to Thunderbird selecting the option 'install from file..' on Add-ons tab).

If the problem still continues, please let me know it, here or on my email, twitter or opening an issue on https://github.com/IagoSRL/TBX-Unified-Search/issues


Rated 3 out of 5 stars

mixed results - seems to be a problem switching between filter and search modes

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.6.4). 

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

I use Thunderbird at home and at work and sintalled this add-on at home only to try it out some months ago.

Month later hadn't really found it useful in any noticeable way alas. That is, I didn't miss it at work where I didn't have it and didn't notice myself using anything it provided at home.

No slur upon the add-on, just that it doesn't provide anything I seem to need right now.

I give it a one star rating though because of one surreptitious change that bugged me for months now had me scratching my head and frustrated and annoyed until today I finally diagnosed it. Disabling this add-on removed the problem.

The problem I had is that at work (no add-oine) I type into the global search box and press Enter and Thunderbird searches. I would come home and engage this habit and find that when I pressed Enter Thunderbird would not do a search, instead open the selected message for display.

This may be afeature or a bug, what I do know is that it was a surreptitious change in behaviour that caused me considerable background annoyance for months before I sat down and tried to diagnose it seriously. And that was, well, annoying ;-).

So read the offerings of this add-on again and wondered why I tried it. Still do. As I'm happy with the two boxes (Global search and quick filter) and don't need all these fancy options.

It may serve your needs and if so, I'm sure it will do it well, just be awarer that pressing Enter in your Global search box will no longer search. It may have an option to enable that again.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.6.4). 

Hi Bernd,

I'm sorry the problem.

It sounds a bug, maybe in conflict with another extensions, because Unified Search was not created to do that (open first message on pressing Enter inside search box), and really don't happen to me.

The unique possibility to do that is being using the quick filter box, type something, 'press tab key' and then enter (with tab pressed, is normal that first message open, by thunderbird defaults).

It's really strange.

Let me one question: Did you use the Unified Search Widget -selecting it from the Customize window-, hidden the default Thunderbird boxes in the options? (is more usable than default boxes, use less space -than quick filter bar-, have shortcuts and both filtering and search from one place). Is using that where more of features of this extension can be used.

Of course, the extension is for that who use shortcuts, combined filtering and search very often; or who use a small screen, like in a netbook.

I'm sorry the problem, it's very unusual.
If you can provide some information, like version, system, other extensions used, or console error messages, maybe I can help you, if you are interested.

Thanks for the feedback,

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Thank you, absolutely smooth integration of the quick filter options …
I'm wondering if it is working together with Expression Search Add-On in the future?

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.6.4). 

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

this addon really helps reducing the not logical duplicity of search boxes. works really fine, but I have found problems with the shortcut (it just not work under TB8 neither TB9). I can still click on it and write the search, but I was wondering if the shortcut issue could be solved, plus it would be great to leave it configurable.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.6.3). 

Hi again Pancheto,

*** Edited: New version 0.6.4 already available at AMO solves this problem. Please, if work for you let me know it. Thanks for the Feedback!

** Edited: I just solve the problem! I had uploaded the new version at AMO (here) but needs some time to be reviewed by Mozilla Editors and be automatically updated; if you want use the new version now, you can download it from project page at github.com: https://github.com/downloads/IagoSRL/TBX-Unified-Search/tbx_unified_search-v0.6.4.xpi
As you can see here in the extension info, the page at github.com is the official web page of the project.
Enjoy it!

I know this use since today! I just open an issue in my 'issues tracker' at github (https://github.com/IagoSRL/TBX-Unified-Search/issues/7) about this.

Shortcut was working well in all versions previous Thunderbird 8: the problem is that in that version, Mozilla developers decide use the shortcut Ctrl/Cmd+Shift+K for the standard Quick Filter box (what I don't understand is why they set 2 shortcuts for the same, because Ctrl/Cmd+F open the Quick Filter box two, like in previous versions); this shortcut was used by me in Unified Search to focus the Unified Search Widget.

I'm wondering by this change at Thunderbird, and I'm just coding to solve it: the easiest way is to provide another shortcut for the widget, but I'm trying to find a workaround to do work the same shortcut (because previous users and me are accustomed to this shortcut ;-).

Thanks for Feedback,


Rated 3 out of 5 stars

thanks for additional comments/instructions. I think I was expecting other function/s and/or different logic in operation of the add-on. Apologies for any confusion.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.6.3).  This user has 2 previous reviews of this add-on.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Excelente Complemento. Muy buena idea unir las dos barras: busqueda y filtro.Mas practico y ahorra espacio.
Me olvidaba.. funciona excelentemente bien. Saludos!!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.6.0). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Hi Iago,

I discovered that the labels are only missing when I have set the toolbar to icons only. If I change the toolbar to icons and text, then the labels are there.

I'd really like to see the labels for Unified Search even if I have the toolbar icons set to icon only.

Also, when the toolbar is set to icons only, there are NO icons for the selectors (Sender, Recipients, etc) and no tooltips for them either.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.6.0).  This user has a previous review of this add-on.

Thanks Tanstaafl_bh, is very helpful your comment.

UPDATED: This bug was solved with version 0.6.1 and higher: now, if only-icons mode is selected, options without icons will show their text, others options will show only icons.
Proposal icons for options without icon are welcome!, in order to create a more visual widget and smaller bar when only-icons is active.

I just was setting up an account at github.com where host this extension with source control and a simply issues-tracker. I open an issue with your problem: https://github.com/IagoSRL/TBX-Unified-Search/issues/1
I published too an email support (iagosrl@gmail.com) and site support (twitter.com/iagosrl) in the extension info for better conversations about problems (comments here are welcome and useful, but not good for conversations). Use it when consider.
When I get more free time, I will work on it.