Time Saver and Frustration Relief Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Hate having to click through two levels of pull-down menus every time you want to switch from All Folders to Favorites or Unified views? This add-on elegantly solves the problem, giving instant access to the folder view options.

Other reviewers have asked for tabs instead of (or in addition to) arrows, but I think it is perfect as-is. Arrows occupy less real estate on the UI, and since navigation wraps around (Recent to All), you never click more than twice to get the view you want.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Excellent!
Being able to switch the view to the aggregated mail folders is simply something which needs to be core functionality...

saves time, but could be so much more Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Once upon a time, Tbird provided TABS to switch between folder sets. I was sad to see that functionality go.

Arrow toggling shaves some time off doing it via dropdown menu, but configurable TABS means you get to the desired folder set with a single click.

Please consider replacing the arrows with tabs. Options which should be included are the ability to select which folder views appear as tabs on the bar and selectable order of their appearance (i.e., unread on first tab, all on second tab, etc.).

Also, for the KB warriors, you could add hotkeys to jump directly to desired folder views.

Thanks for your efforts.

Fantastic! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Beee-U-Ti-Ful addon! Simple elegance.

An essential addon Rated 4 out of 5 stars

A great addon! A small feature request though. It would be nice if there was a way to configure which views are visible when you click on the arrow buttons. For instance, i would like to hide the "recent" and "unified" views, personally i never use them.

Good idea...

... I'll put it on my to-do list. Thanks!

I Love This! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Good Job! I Love this addon absolutely easy for work!

keyboard shortcut Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Hi and thanks for writing this great tool. Is there a way to have a
shortcut, ideally managed through 'keyconfig' addon? Thanks!

Giving a 5 star based on the reply to using a keyboard. The tool does its job correctly. Thanks for replying so quickly jikamens!

Easy peasy

To create a key binding to scroll backward through the list of views, bind it to execute the JavaScript code 'gFolderTreeView.cycleMode(false);'. To scroll forward, use 'true' instead of 'false'.
Note that you can use these key bindings even without Folder Pane View Switcher installed. :)

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I suggest using this together with the "Advanced Unread Folders" add-on. That one adds a very useful sorting function that can be used with this one.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.7). 

feature request Rated 5 out of 5 stars

What's implemented works best.
I have a related problem: I have lots and lots of folders in a hierarchy. When I drag things into them the hierarchy expands and a long list ensues.
I wish there was a mode that would allow me to drag messages into a subfolder and then have the folder structure auto contract back.
(now it only auto-contracts if i hover over a folder structure but "change my mind" so all the components seem to be in place...
Thx!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.7). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

The folder view switching arrows should never have been removed. At a minimum it should be configuration setting but better yet have the usability issues resolved instead of just throwing away the feature.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.7). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

What the heck were they thinking when they removed a most basic feature such like easy and mouse-acrobatics free folder view switching from Thunderbird? How is one supposed to cope with a more complex folder structure and multiple accounts? Seems the people at Mozilla recently try their best to work *against* a positive user experience...

Thank you for this add-on. This is a must for people that still want order and oversight in their mail client, even with more then a few mail accounts and folders.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.7). 

Спасибо! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Спасибо за отличное дополнение. Эти стрелки действительно очень удобные, и почему их убрали?

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.7). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

GREAT!!! Got back the lovely arrows!!! You savemy day!! Happy Holidays!!!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.7). 

Excelente!!! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Desde que desapareció en TB 8 me resultaba muy incómodo!
Porque habrán sacado del core una funcionalidad tan buena?

Thanks jikamens !!!!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.7). 

Very useful Rated 4 out of 5 stars

I couldn't do without.
But I could do without a few of the views. <br>If you add a drop-down list with all views, so I could jump from one view to the other instead of cycling around, I'd be happy.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.7). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

thank you for that valuable addon!

is it possible to make this addon configurable? i only need to switch between "All Folders" and "Favorites".

So i'd love to see the possibility to configure the views this extension cycles!

Thanks,
Raoul

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.7). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Thank you. I hope this feature will come back in TB 9.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.7). 

much needed add-on Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I was sooooo annoyed that the arrows disappeared in TB 8. Was ready to go back to 7 or find another email program. Thanks for creating this add-on.

suggestion: if you drag the message to the title bar of the folder list, have it cycle through the choices (favorite, unread, etc) changing every 1000 msec (optional setting) then when you move off the title bar stay on that folder set while the message is dropped. I often have the folders set to view all but want to drop something into a favorite folder, this would speed up that process. Thanks.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.7).  This user has a previous review of this add-on.

Don't think the compexity is worth it

Thanks for your suggestion. I don't think the additional complexity and potential for confusion of flipping between views is warranted. The goal of the automatic view switching is to make it easy to drop into a folder that is not visible in the current view. The "All Folders" view, as its name implies, shows all folders, so it is sufficient to accomplish the goal. Flipping between views would not provide access to any folders that "All Folders" doesn't provide access to, and it could easily confuse people.

Great Add-On! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

A fantastic fix for the bug in Thunderbird 8 that removed this function. With literally hundreds of folders, I need to switch between views easy and fast. No way to do that thanks to the bug where the developers broke TB 8.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.7). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Brings back functionality lost in TB-8 and adds a great feature. Works great.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.7).