The idea is good but... Rated 3 out of 5 stars

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

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Very Very Good!!! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Esse complemento é tão bom que deveria vir por padrão no Thunderbird.

Great Add-On, should be made part of Thunderbird Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Just one request for Ubuntu Unity users, the File, Edit, View, Tools, Help menus should move to the top panel when Address-book is displayed in a tab-view mode.

FYI – Using Thunderbird 17.0.7 under Ubuntu 12.04.2

icon change Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Extensions is simple and efective. The only thing I would change is that the icon of the button uses the same style as the other buttons and the lightning-tabs buttons.

Broken with TB 17? Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Stopped working for me with v17 of Thunderbird. Can anybody confirm this? Before that it was great.

better together Rated 4 out of 5 stars

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.

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Petit conflit Rated 4 out of 5 stars

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.

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addressbooktab cannot read the userchrome.css Rated 5 out of 5 stars

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!

Fixed...! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Works perfectly now for T-Bird 15.
Thank so much!

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Thanks for the Fix Rated 5 out of 5 stars

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.

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Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I confirm just the as same problem as before update. Please, please, please, fix it!!!!
Thanks a lot!

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Hi,
I've just sent a new version. Hope it will correct all bugs since thunderbird 14. Thanks for the revue, keep complaining if something goes wrong.

Contact Pane does not display contact information in TB15 Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Just upgraded to TB 15, While add-on does not come up is incompatible, the same bug that occurred in TB14 is present here. And the fix that was proposed by ck55 does not work in TB15. Will you please fix this.

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Thank you for the workaround Rated 5 out of 5 stars

The workaround worked beautifully. Thanks so much for providing this fix!!!

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Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This one of the really useful addons. The Bug with TB14 can be fixed with the workaround by ck55, thanks a lot! To the developer: please update, many people will be thankful!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.4.2). 

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Thanks ck55! It works....so we can use it for TB14... at the moment.

But there are another "bugs" with two buttons. If you mark a contact, the "Delete" button did not work, it's always Gray. I think there is a problem with "marking" a position. If you mark 2 contacts by holding "Shift" the button become in foreground and works.
Similar it is the same with the button "New Group". After opening the tab it's Gray. Choosing a alternative second address book bring it to foreground. Otherwise you mark 2 contacts - it will bring this button also :-(

Please repair this famous Addon

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.4.2). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This is a very useful addon that I have been using on a number of machines running various versions of linux and thunderbird. The fix by ck55 means that I can continue to run it with TB14 and I am rolling the fix out onto all the machines I look after. I encourage the developer to update his excellent piece of work so the many thousands of other users can continue to use it with TB14.

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Fix for the missing contact information Rated 4 out of 5 stars

It's actually quite simple to fix the bug, if you can work with 7-zip and a text editor:
1) open the addressbooktab-1.4.2-tb.xpi with 7-zip file manager and go to /chrome/.
2) Open the AddressBookTab.jar there
3) go to /content/
4) and extract AddressBookTab.js, leave the 7-zip file manager _open_
5) find line 16
var generatedName = realCard.generateName(gPrefs.getIntPref("mail.addr_book.lastnamefirst"));
6) replace it with
try {
lastnamefirst = gPrefs.getIntPref("mail.addr_book.lastnamefirst");
} catch(err) {
lastnamefirst = 0;
}
var generatedName = realCard.generateName(lastnamefirst);
7) save the AddressBookTab.js file.
8) drag and drop the modified AddressBookTab.js to the 7-zip file manager and tell 7-zip to update the archive
9) move 4 folder levels up. If 7-zip asks if it should update the archive, confirm
10) Remove AddressBookTab 1.4.2 addon and install the modified addressbooktab-1.4.2-tb.xpi in thunderbird

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Causes A Problem in Address Book Rated 2 out of 5 stars

If you install AddressBookTab, it will screw up the contact pane in your address book. Namely, when you highlight a contact in your address book, the contact pane will not display the contact's information -- it will remain blank -- at least in TBird 14.0.

Except for this serious defect, this add-on works just fine.

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broken with 15.0a2 Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Using it with 15.0a2 I get the following error message and no details of the contact

Zeitstempel: 12.07.2012 08:31:57
Fehler: NS_ERROR_XPC_JAVASCRIPT_ERROR_WITH_DETAILS: '[JavaScript Error: "gPrefs is not defined" {file: "chrome://addressbooktab/content/AddressBookTab.js" line: 16}]' when calling method: [nsIAbViewListener::onSelectionChanged]
Quelldatei: chrome://messenger/content/addressbook/addressbook.xul
Zeile: 1

Hope that will help.

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Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Great addon, but It would be nice to replace the default address book button.

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