242 reviews for this add-on
  • The original Contacts Sidebar is longer working on TB 52. There is a new similar addon called "Custom Address Sidebar" with the same functions!
    https://addons.mozilla.org/de/thunderbird/addon/custom-address-sidebar/
  • Merci à Stéphane. Le bon lien est celui-ci: https://www.mozilla-nl.org/mozbrowser/forum/viewtopic.php?t=23983
  • Thanks ! Merci à Stéphane ! Maintenant je vais la tester...
  • for thunderbird52 and linux, remove the old extension of contact sidebar and go to add-ons manager window.
    Now drag-drop contactssidebar-1.7.1.zip file to this window and appears the option to install the new extension.
  • Un grand merci à Stéphane qui a donné une solution (ci-dessous le 1 septembre). J'étais resté sur la version de Thunderbird 51 pour continuer à utiliser Contacts Sidebar. J'ai ENFIN pu passer à la dernière version 56
    Merci
  • Stephane I just read I could download contatcssidebar-1.7.1.zip. I've done it.
    But how should I install it? It's not an add-on for Thunderbird. I've still got:
    XML-parse error: undefined entity
    Location: chrome://contactssidebar content/contactsPanel
    xul nr 250 col. 9

    Please note I'm not a Win user, I'm an Ubuntu Linux user. But I don't there's much difference. Pls advise how to install everything in the zip-file.
  • Love the add-on, have been using it for years. And I'm very sorry it's not being taken care of. Can maybe some coder buy it from the owner. Love live my hopes for an updated version.
  • There is a solution to use it after Thunderbird 52:
    follow this http://www.mozbrowser.nl/forum/viewtopic.php?t=23983
    or download it here: http://www.meteo.be/resources/misc/contactSideBar/contactssidebar-1.7.1.zip
  • In reply to gmeades's post, the reason we need a contacts sidebar is that it is stupid to have to create a dummy email simply in order to be able to look up someone's telephone number, or postal address, or to see the notes in their contact record. The logical place for a contact sidebar that contains all of the above information is to the left of the inbox, not within an email, and that's why the Contacts sidebar transformed Thunderbird from a decent but flawed email client into an excellent one. Why Thunderbird's developers haven't made this functionality available in the core product is beyond my understanding. I hope the developer of the add-on makes it work with TB 52 soon, as I am greatly missing having it's functionality.
  • Obsolete:
    contactssidebar-1.7pre.xpi
    contactssidebar-0.7.1.xpi

    Assassinated by tb52.*
  • don't word with thunderbird 52
  • I have no idea why anyone would want to go through the time and trouble to create this, as Thunderbird has always had a Contacts Sidebar built into it.

    In any new email window, just press the F9 key and the address book sidebar appears... This has been a feature of Thunderbird like.... forever....

    Press "Write" to bring up a new email window, press F9, and the Contacts sidebar appears. You can right click on an item in the sidebar and a context menu will come up showing you different options that are available, like "create a new address book" or "add contact", etc.
  • Not compatible With thunderbird 38.6.0
  • Good
  • This is not to rate the original developer's work (he seems long gone :-( ) but Sparky's effort to bring this invaluable add-on forward to newer versions of TB!
    The revised add-on works flawlessly under 38.3. That is one fine job you did here! One can find the download here: http://sparkyio.com/cs/
  • Version 1.7pre from official site install and work on Thunderbird 38.2.0 good !
  • I'm new to Thunderbird (days old) and why are all the extensions here SO OLD? I'm concerned about security. Maybe Thunderbird is an obsolete client?
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  • There is a revived version of Contacts Sidebar here.
    Now includes a feature to print envelopes.
    http://sparkyio.com/cs/
  • seid ihr zu faul um contact siedebar an den neusten thunderbird anzupassen. war ein gutes adon.wieso zwingt ihr einen 1 stern zu geben das hat keinen stern verdient.habe hier viele bewertungen gelesen aber nicht ein anbtwort.das verdient 10 sterne mit einem minus davor
  • I just installed thunderbird and now I am a first time user. Very nice but no contacts sidebar??? Never mind an add-on, it should be included in the base product!!!
  • Please update or release code for others to work with! One star for successfully tantalizing us masochists. :-)
  • lo admite en el 30! y le doy todas las oportunidades antes que a Kontact. Me quedaré con thunderbird pero sin los addons, que a estos les falta un empujón bueno para aprovechar el parón de thunderbird....
  • uncompilable with the newest version, hopefully the programer will update soon. for now 1 start until you fix this do to being unhappy I can't use it.