Users of this add-on will be pleased to know that a very similar add-on has been released which does the same thing but works with more recent releases of Thunderbird. Take a look at mathaens AddressBook in Tab.
This extension is very useful, but needs updating to work properly with Thunderbird 38.5 and newer.
The problem: The last opened address book is not remembered between sessions. There has been a bug (https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1142705) with the contacts sidebar not remembering the last opened address book. The bug is solved in TB 38.5.
@developer: Can you please make Address Book Tab remember the last opened address book between sessions? This would be greatly appreciated.
IMHO the idea of this extension is very good and should be part of standard TB features. Anyway, IMHO this extension has some faults which should be corrected. In fact I tried to install AddressBookTab (ABT) more than once using it with different versions of TB but the basic problems I found are always the same. In particular, in this moment I'm using version 1.5 of ABT with TB for Windows 24.1.0. FYI, I also installed other extensions, the more relevant from this point of view being "MoreFunctionsForAddressbook" and "ContactTabs". But even if I disable these extensions I still have the following problem. That is, if I click on the ABT icon nearby to the Lightning's ones, the AB which appears in the tab is always the first one of the list, ie the Personal Addressbook (PAB). Beside, if I click again (after having activated the option to have more than one addressbook in tabs) it always open tabs with duplicates of the PAB. I need to change manually the tabs with other addressbooks. The worst thing however is that if I close TB, next time I open it, yes I have multple tabs but all of them are pointing to the PAB yet, ie ABT does not save my choices between TB session! What I suggest is to have the icon of ABT with a dropdown menu reporting all the addressbooks (for example I have 6 of them besides the default ones - ie PAB & Collected addresses) with check marks, so one can choose that/those addressbook(s) (s)he wants to have in tabs. Besides, this choiche should be remembered between TB sessions. Thanks for the attention. Leopoldo saggin aka Topoldo
This is a great addon, however, it does somewhat partial job. When opening an individual contact, we still get a new window which limits the navigation. There would be a great way of fixing this, if doubleclicking a contact in AddressBookTab would open a contact in Contact Tabs. If the searchbox of Contact Tabs would be available in AddressBookTab, it would also help sorting out the outstanding issue of TB that you cannot find someone e.g. by phone number. Please consider - talk to each other guys.
Français : J'ai constaté un conflit entre le module et celui de Paolo Kaosmos : MoreFunctionsForAddressBook. Quand ce dernier est activé, le nom des répertoires ne s'affiche plus dans le titre de l'onglet.
English: I found a conflict between the module and the one of Paolo Kaosmos: MoreFunctionsForAddressBook. When the latter is enabled, adressbooks name no longer appears in the tab title.
very excellent addon! I find one problem: when I open the addressbook in tab, the userchrome.css file doesnot effect addressbook, but if I open addressbook directly(not use addressbooktab addon) ,then the userchrome.css can effect the addressbook well. Can you tell me how to solve this problem? thanks a lot!
Thanks for getting out release 1.5. I works fine with TB 15.0. I hacked 1.4 for TB 14, but was going to have to do it again until I found your update. This is one of my most useful and appreciated add-ons.