Rated 3 out of 5 stars
How does it work?
I cannot see any difference from standart searching.
Xubuntu 13.10-64, Thunderbird 24.2.0.
Nick. Make sure your settings for the general tab are as in https://addons.cdn.mozilla.net/img/uploads/previews/full/122/122692.png?modified=1389758913 with the "Show search-as-list tab" checked. The other two checkboxes should be unchecked for default functionality.
When performing a search you should see the list view as per https://addons.cdn.mozilla.net/img/uploads/previews/full/122/122691.png?modified=1389758913 instead of the normal consolidated/faceted view.
It should work with TB 24.2.0, but I'm not absolutely certain about Xubuntu.
Also please note that Search-as-list v2.0 is not yet approved by Mozilla and as such the apply to columns and sort/toggle features are not yet available to the public.
They should be available soon.
Let me know if you are still having trouble. With your help I can make the code more robust.