Folder Pane View Switcher Version History

11 versions

Be careful with old versions!

These versions are displayed for reference and testing purposes. You should always use the latest version of an add-on.

Version 2.0.2 21.0 KiB Works with Thunderbird 49.0 - 60.*

Fix bug for Thunderbird versions prior to 58 in UTF-8 (non-English) locales.

Version 2.0.1 20.9 KiB Works with Thunderbird 49.0 - 62.0

Allow the "All Folders" view to be removed from the arrow rotation.

Version 2.0 20.9 KiB Works with Thunderbird 49.0 - 62.0

<h1>Big news! You can now select which folder tree views are active</h1>

The Folder Pane View Switcher preferences now list all available views and allow you to select which ones should be visible in the pop-up menu. For the ones that are visible in the menu, you can select whether they are in the rotation selected by the arrows, i.e., if you want, you can have views that show up in the menu but don't show up when you click the arrows back and forth. Three notes:

  1. This release only supports Thunderbird 49 and newer. For older Thunderbird versions, you''ll need to use release 1.14 of this add-on.
  2. You can't have a view that's in the arrow rotation but not in the menu.
  3. Views you've disabled in the pop-up menu are still visible in the menu-bar menu even though they don't work. I'm probably not going to bother to fix this.

Version 1.14 18.0 KiB Works with Thunderbird 3.0 - 62.0

Fix preferences button in add-ons manager in Thunderbird 59+.

Version 1.13 17.9 KiB Works with Thunderbird 3.0 - 60.*

Compatibility with recent Thunderbird builds.

Version 1.12 15.6 KiB Works with Thunderbird 3.0 - 60.*

Show the folder pane toolbar automatically.

Add folder switcher arrows back to the folder pane toolbar, with a preference to turn them off if desired.

Version 1.11 12.5 KiB Works with Thunderbird 3.0 - 56.0

As of Thunderbird 48, the folder pane view-switching arrows have been removed from Thunderbird (previously, they were present but hidden by default, and this add-on un-hid them). They have been replaced with a new folder pane toolbar which displays immediately about the folder list which you can enable to get a drop-down menu view switcher. If the view switcher isn't in the toolbar when you enable it, then right-click on the toolbar, select "Customize...", and add the "Folder Views" tool from the palette.

The remaining functionality of the add-on, i.e., automatically switching to the "All Folders" view when you over over the toolbar while dragging a message, remains in effect in Thunderbird 48+.

On older versions of Thunderbird, the view-switching arrows functionality is retained.

Version 1.10 6.0 KiB Works with Thunderbird 3.0 - 49.0

New French translation from Bigpapa.
Localize the install manifest so that the description of the add-on in the user interface will be translated (for the languages for which I have translations).

Version 1.9 6.0 KiB Works with Thunderbird 3.0 - 15.0a1

Add Dutch translation, thanks to markh from BabelZilla.
Add Simplified Chinese translation, thanks to yfdyh000 from BabelZilla.
Add icon.
Compatible up to thunderbird 15.0a1.

Version 1.7 5.0 KiB Works with Thunderbird 3.0 - 13.0a1

Reduce delay before switching views from two to one second. Two is too long.
Disable the automatic revert to the original folder view whenever any new message is copied into any message folder while the drag is in progress. This is no longer necessary in the current architecture of the add-on.
Fix a bug which would cause the original folder view to be lost if the user moved his/her mouse into the folder view title area for long enough for the view to be switched automatically, then moved the mouse out of and back into the folder view title area.

Version 1.6 5.0 KiB Works with Thunderbird 3.0 - 9.*

You now have to hover over the view title, i.e., the title to the left of the left/right view switcher arrows, to get the view to switch to “All Folders” during drag and drop. Previously, you could hover anywhere in the folder tree, but that is no longer the case.

This functional change is unfortunately necessary to work around some deficiencies in the drag & drop facilities provide by Thunderbird.