Bernd Wechner

About me

Developer Information
Name Bernd Wechner
User since April 3, 2012
Number of add-ons developed 0 add-ons
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My Reviews

Rather

Pretty excited about trying this, I installed it and can't work out how to use it. Rated 2 out of 5 stars

They have some screen shots of a Mac browser by the looks of it (Safari?) in which there's a R beside the address box to access it. But in Firefox, I see no such R and see no way to configure or access Rather.

Rather disappointed.

Update: I found the R, on the status bar wedged between a pile of other icons from other addons on what Firefox calls the Addons Toolbar. So it's not "go to View to turn on your Toolbar". Am trialing it now and may up the rating as I see how it goes. So far, getting on board has been a hassle.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (10.1.3). 

Search as list

Awesome! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This works well, does what it says and is a feature so so lacking form the basic Thunderbird as to make its search almost useless. Finally it is useful. It can go one step better though (next version?) and remember the columns set in the result or somehow allow us to specify the columns in the search result as I always as a first step still need to add Account and Location.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.1). 

Additional Folder Views

Would love to see this updated Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Deeply missing functionality in Thunderbird. Not sure what the alleged workarounds are, I see none. I want to see my Favorites AND my Unified Folders at the same time, just like the picture here and in Outlook. That is, more than one Folder ideally, and I can choose what I show in each one, so I can see them at the same time.

abcTajpu

Nice Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Would be even better if it had more lucid help and if it dynamically converted the traditional on-line Esperanto x suffix for the special letters cx, gx, hx, jx, sx, ux ... because it's pretty easy to do and second lots of folk habitually type that way having acquired the habit prior to neat tools like htis ;-).

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.7.3). 

Unified Search

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.