Checked the addon - with full of hope in my heart. Seems to be working (not mentioned the crashes...) but the size of the Thunderbird folder files didn't reduce... (moreover, they increased a little... :-/ ) One of the main aims was reducing the mail folder. Unfortunately, this dream of mine didn't get fulfilled... :-(
When you delete anything from a mail folder, you can reduce its actual size by using the compact folder command. Just right click the folder in the folder tree and select "Compact Folder". This will remove any deleted message and I think also removed attachments from the mail store
To make it work in TB 3, I had to proceed as follows (the code change suggested in ZeBoxx's review didn't work for me):
Step 1: change em:maxVersion in install.rdf to 3.* Step 2: edit chrome\copyattachmenttoclipboard.jar::chrome\content\copyattachmenttoclipboard.js as follows: Replace "attachment.messageUri" with "attachment.uri" (one occurrence).
I have uploaded the modified xpi file here:http://www.megaupload.com/?d=YQH5NQEK
Disclaimer: I have no previous experience with Mozilla plugins, so this may or may not work for you.
As this add-on is no longer being maintained (hasn't been for ages) and is incompatible with TB3.. a quick note on making it compatible: Step 1: change em:maxVersion in install.rdf to allow for version 3. Step 3: edit chrome\copyattachmenttoclipboard.jar::chrome\content\copyattachmenttoclipboard.js and add "attachment.messageUri = gFolderDisplay.selectedMessageUris;" above the second destFilePath line to fix the filename saving error that pops up when copying (saving) selected attachments.
After those tweaks: 5/5 - does what it's meant to do.
Hi ZeBoxx, I will put your suggestions into the extension. Haven't updated it for ages as it contains binaries that I didn't write and I am a little concerned I might not get it through the review process. But its time I updated it - what's step 2 ?
Would also be great to extend this Addon to "PASTE FILE FROM clipboard AS ATTACHMENT".
Because currently there's no way to paste a file from the clipboard as ATTACHMENT into a compose window by using the Ctrl+V keys (as in MS Outlook) or by using a mouse-right-cklick (context menue grayed-out). Using Ctrl+V only results in inserting a text like "file:///C:/Test.xls" instead of the file itself.
Okay, it's possible to attach a file by dragging/dropping or clicking through the menu/searching for the file... but it's unconvenient and time-consuming.
Hope, you can help (= enabling Ctrl+V and right-click-contrext-menu). Thanks ;-)
Tengo TB versión 188.8.131.52 (20081209). Hoy he instalado este complemento e inmediatamente me ha causado los siguientes problemas: - No podía abrir los mensajes en una ventana nueva. - He cerrado TB y no conseguía arrancarlo de nuevo, ni en modo normal ni en modo seguro. - He reiniciado el PC y finalmente he conseguido arrancar en modo normal, pero los mensajes seguían sin abrirse en una ventana nueva.
Todo ha vuelto a la normalidad tan pronto he desinstalado el complemento.
This is a great add-on. I used it several months but I noted that I could not open messages with double click. Today I disabled all add-ons and re-enabled them once by once and found that it is Copy Attachment to Clipboard.
What a pity. I really like this add-on but disabled it for now.
The add-ons is dead I suppose because the owner hasn't resolved this problem over several months.
Just to add to what's been said; not only can you not open messages in a new window, you can't open *.eml files from your computer, or attached to other messages. The addon is a good idea, but it needs a fix for this issue.
Works pretty good. The only problem I have is if I don't select an attachment, the menu item is still there and causes an error if clicked. A request - if I only have one attachment I'd like it to copy it without selecting it specifically or if there is more than one can they all be copied?
Works well in the attachment pane of the preview window.Tested with image content as well as multimedia content. A real step-saver. EDIT: V0.2 tested fine in a fully opened window. Clipboard data is available for pasting into a compose window.