QuickFolders (Tabbed Folders) Version History

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Version 4.3beta1 671.3 KiB Works with SeaMonkey 2.0 - 2.39, Thunderbird 19.0 - 41.*

Premium Feature
  • Allow Tab Category of "Never" - Folder Aliases that only show up in quickMove / quickJump
  • [Bug 25682] Allow displaying multiple categories concurrently (Premium Feature)
  • Premium Feature: Set default To Email address and From Identity for creating new mails when in a folder.
    For every QuickFolder, add a default email address for sending emails To and a default identity. This makes it easier when we store email from different identities in the same mailbox (e.g. Local Folders). For example: The user can now configure the correct "from:" for each of his / her mailing lists.
    For every QuickFolder, this can be enabled via the advanced Tab properties dialog.
  • Version History doesn't show Donate reminders for Pro Users anymore (Javascript in browser / browser tabs must be enabled)
Free Improvements
  • Remember last Settings Tab, even when closing window with Cancel button

Version 4.1beta3 642.7 KiB Works with SeaMonkey 2.0 - 2.38.*, Thunderbird 19.0 - 38.0

  • [Bug 26019]
    Premium feature - Added "Reading List" for creating a list of important mails. Just drag your important mails on the button and read them later.
  • [Bug 26021] Postbox 4.0 Support
  • Improved quickMove / quickJump - made shortcut less "greedy" so that CTRL+SHIFT or ALT+SHIFT do not trigger it. But also allow more screen areas to use the shortcut from (folder tree, accounts tree [Postbox], conversation view)
    Improved the quickJump by accepting start text for ALL words in string (So if you type "mil" you can jump into the folder "Steve Miller" by hitting Enter instantly, provided there is only 1 find result)
  • Postbox / SeaMonkey - display the Icons menuitem on the QuickFolders Commands interface (this doesn't support icons in the folder tree, but on the tabs themselves)
  • Added Slovenian locale {thanks to Peter Klofutar - Babelzilla.org}
  • "Remove from current category" had a bug that showed all categories if the FIRST category was removed from a Tab
  • [Bug 25991] Disambiguate folders shown in quickMove Name Box
    • added configuration options for the quickJump / quickMove results
    • increased default depth to 3 and include Account by default
  • Changed default of recentfolders.folderPathDetail to 2
  • [Bug 25864] By default, unread subfolders aren't highlighted. changing the defaults to make this simpler:
    • Also display totals of subfolders - true

    • Highlight Folders with new mail - true

    • Display Tabs with newly arrived mail italic

  • Bugfix: Removed side effect that overwrites naming conventions of new filters created with quickFilters.
  • [Bug 26046] Thunderbird 38 does not show customized Icons in folder tree
  • Made highlighted new mail better readable.
  • Fixed: when mails are "queued" for a quickMove operation, using the keyboard shortcut "quickJump" temporarily
    should not move the mails but navigate to the folder instead
  • Fixed background color selection in Postbox when palette menu is used in options screen
  • Added colored bottom line in Postbox in flat theme and interface to change its height.
  • Additional Bling Fixes:
    • fixed gradient colors for uncolored inactive tabs in striped mode
    • made text colors more consistent for striped tabs
    • disable transparent / striped options when appropriate
    • in striped mode, do not change color+background color when selecting a new color for inactive tab.

Version 4.1beta2 641.5 KiB Works with SeaMonkey 2.0 - 2.36, Thunderbird 19.0 - 38.0

  • [Bug 26019]
    Premium feature - Added "Reading List" for creating a list of important mails. Just drag your important mails on the button and read them later.
  • [Bug 26021] Postbox 4.0 Support
  • Improved quickMove / quickJump - made shortcut less "greedy" so that CTRL+SHIFT or ALT+SHIFT do not trigger it. But also allow more screen areas to use the shortcut from (folder tree, accounts tree [Postbox], conversation view)
    Improved the quickJump by accepting start text for ALL words in string (So if you type "mil" you can jump into the folder "Steve Miller" by hitting Enter instantly, provided there is only 1 find result)
  • Postbox / SeaMonkey - display the Icons menuitem on the QuickFolders Commands interface (this doesn't support icons in the folder tree, but on the tabs themselves)
  • Added Slovenian locale {thanks to Peter Klofutar - Babelzilla.org}
  • "Remove from current category" had a bug that showed all categories if the FIRST category was removed from a Tab
  • [Bug 25991] Disambiguate folders shown in quickMove Name Box
    • added configuration options for the quickJump / quickMove results
    • increased default depth to 3 and include Account by default
  • Changed default of recentfolders.folderPathDetail to 2
  • [Bug 25864] By default, unread subfolders aren't highlighted. changing the defaults to make this simpler:
    • Also display totals of subfolders - true

    • Highlight Folders with new mail - true

    • Display Tabs with newly arrived mail italic

  • Bugfix: Removed side effect that overwrites naming conventions of new filters created with quickFilters.
  • Made highlighted new mail better readable.
  • Fixed: when mails are "queued" for a quickMove operation, using the keyboard shortcut "quickJump" temporarily
    should not move the mails but navigate to the folder instead
  • Fixed background color selection in Postbox when palette menu is used in options screen
  • Added colored bottom line in Postbox in flat theme and interface to change its height.
  • Additional Bling Fixes:
    • fixed gradient colors for uncolored inactive tabs in striped mode
    • made text colors more consistent for striped tabs
    • disable transparent / striped options when appropriate
    • in striped mode, do not change color+background color when selecting a new color for inactive tab.

Version 4.1beta1 624.4 KiB Works with SeaMonkey 2.0 - 2.36, Thunderbird 19.0 - 36.0

  • [Bug 26019]
    Premium feature - Added "Reading List" for creating a list of important mails. Just drag your important mails on this button, and read them later.
  • [Bug 26021]
    Postbox 4.0 Compatibility
  • Removed from current category had a bug that showed all categories if the FIRST category was removed from a Tab
  • [Bug 25991] Disambiguate folders shown in quickMove Name Box <br>
    - added configuration options for the quickJump / quickMove results<br>
    - increased default depth to 3 and include Account by default
  • changed default of recentfolders.folderPathDetail to 2

  • [Bug 25864] but default unread subfolders aren't highlighted. changing the defaults to make this simpler:<br>
    [x] Also display totals of subfolders - true<br>
    [x] Highlight Folders with new mail - true<br>
    [x] Display Tabs with newly arrived mail italic
  • improved readability for highlighted new mail
  • if mails are "queued" for a quickMove operation, using the keyboard shortcut "quickJump" temporarily should not move the mails but navigate to the folder instead
  • fixed background color selection in Postbox when palette menu is used in options screen
  • Added colored bottom line in Postbox in flat theme and interface to change its height.

Version 4.0.3beta2 601.9 KiB Works with SeaMonkey 2.0 - 2.36, Thunderbird 19.0 - 36.0

Premium Features
Detailed version history with screen shots is available at: mozdev.org.
  • [FR 25708] Allow customizing icons in Folder tree (Thunderbird only)
  • [Bug 25645] Interface for adding custom Icons (16px*16px) to Tabs. In Thunderbird, this also works in the folder tree.
  • [FR 25825] quickMove feature - move mails to any folder by drag + entering name
  • [FR 23039] Support Line breaks to force Multiple Rows of Tabs
  • [FR 24431] Optional Separators between tabs
Free Improvements
  • Allow dragging multiple folders to QuickFolders tab (Tb / SeaMonkey)
  • Added "Download Now" Command for unsynchronized IMAP / Exchange folders.
  • Fixed [Bug 25697] - When clicked, tab is incorrectly flagged for invalid folder: this seemed to mainly affect Linux users on IMAP
  • Added new mail folder command: "Explore Folder Location..."
  • Added prompt for subject line when sending support email
  • Improved large font support and spacing, especially on current folder bar.
  • Paint mode: holding CTRL while painting will advance to the next color, CTRL+SHIFT goes back to previous color
  • Improved Current Folder bar in Single Message window. (better styling + moving through messages / folders using Next/Previous buttons)
  • Fixed: Active Tab font color wasn't set reliably if active tab palette differs from uncolored / standard tabs.
  • Fixed [Bug 25722] Hover Tab color is overwritten when right-clicking a Tab
  • Fixed [Bug 25721] Drag Over Color not working in 2 Color mode
  • Fixed: In some cases QuickFolders loaded the default font color if the user has stored
    certain color value (due to wrong use of prefHasUserValue)
  • Fixed: QuickFolders.Worker is undefined (quickfolders-filterWorker.js Line: 157)
  • Fixed: Recent folder menu shows encoded path decreasing readability
  • Fixed: Sometimes tabContainer.selectedIndex can be uninitialized leading to the set current folder failing (when clicking a QF tab)
  • Fixed [Bug 25824] In Ubuntu, QuickFolders Toolbar color cannot be set
  • Feature Request [Bug 25513] Mark message as read when moving: toggle extensions.quickfolders.markAsReadOnMove to true for this behavior
  • Feature Request [Bug 25856] 'Display total number of messages' on a per button basis
  • [Bug 25941] : drag to new folder on IMAP fails
  • Added configuration setting for folder navigation buttons and hide by default to simplify
  • Show subfolders in popup menus is now activated by default (extensions.quickfolders.showSubfolders)
  • removed retired Thunderbird overlays (appversion<12)
Visual Improvements
  • Night Vision Palette for dark themes
  • Revised Standard and Pastel Colors

Version 4.0.3beta1 601.6 KiB Works with SeaMonkey 2.0 - 2.36, Thunderbird 19.0 - 36.0

Premium Features
Detailed version history with screen shots is available at: mozdev.org.
  • [FR 25708] Allow customizing icons in Folder tree (Thunderbird only)
  • [Bug 25645] Interface for adding custom Icons (16px*16px) to Tabs. In Thunderbird, this also works in the folder tree.
  • [FR 25825] quickMove feature - move mails to any folder by drag + entering name
  • [FR 23039] Support Line breaks to force Multiple Rows of Tabs
  • [FR 24431] Optional Separators between tabs
Free Improvements
  • Allow dragging multiple folders to QuickFolders tab (Tb / SeaMonkey)
  • Added "Download Now" Command for unsynchronized IMAP / Exchange folders.
  • Fixed [Bug 25697] - When clicked, tab is incorrectly flagged for invalid folder: this seemed to mainly affect Linux users on IMAP
  • Added new mail folder command: "Explore Folder Location..."
  • Added prompt for subject line when sending support email
  • Improved large font support and spacing, especially on current folder bar.
  • Paint mode: holding CTRL while painting will advance to the next color, CTRL+SHIFT goes back to previous color
  • Fixed: Active Tab font color wasn't set reliably if active tab palette differs from uncolored / standard tabs.
  • Fixed [Bug 25722] Hover Tab color is overwritten when right-clicking a Tab
  • Fixed [Bug 25721] Drag Over Color not working in 2 Color mode
  • Fixed: In some cases QuickFolders loaded the default font color if the user has stored
    certain color value (due to wrong use of prefHasUserValue)
  • Fixed: QuickFolders.Worker is undefined (quickfolders-filterWorker.js Line: 157)
  • Fixed: Recent folder menu shows encoded path decreasing readability
  • Fixed: Sometimes tabContainer.selectedIndex can be uninitialized leading to the set current folder failing (when clicking a QF tab)
  • Fixed [Bug 25824] In Ubuntu, QuickFolders Toolbar color cannot be set
  • Feature Request [Bug 25513] Mark message as read when moving: toggle extensions.quickfolders.markAsReadOnMove to true for this behavior
  • Feature Request [Bug 25856] 'Display total number of messages' on a per button basis
  • [Bug 25941] : drag to new folder on IMAP fails
  • Added configuration setting for folder navigation buttons and hide by default to simplify
  • Show subfolders in popup menus is now activated by default (extensions.quickfolders.showSubfolders)
  • removed retired Thunderbird overlays (appversion<12)
Visual Improvements
  • Night Vision Palette for dark themes
  • Revised Standard and Pastel Colors

Version 3.15beta1 518.8 KiB Works with SeaMonkey 2.0 - 2.26.*, Thunderbird 19.0 - 31.0

  • You can now drag multiple folders to the QuickFolders toolbar (Thunderbird / SeaMonkey)
  • Added "Download Now" Command for unsynchronized IMAP / Exchange folders.
  • Interface for adding custom Icons (16px²) to Tabs: Right-click the tab, select QuickFolders Commands > Customize Icon...
  • [FR 25708]
    Allow customizing icons in Folder tree (Thunderbird)
  • [FR 25825] Added quickMove feature: a button for moving mails to any folder by entering the folder name.
    Drag the mails on the button, and enter the destination name when you are ready.
  • Added prompt for subject line when sending support email
  • Paint mode: holding CTRL while painting will advance to the next color, CTRL+SHIFT goes back to previous color (Rainbow Switch)
  • Visual Improvements
  • New Night Vision Palette for supporting dark themes.
  • Improved and revised Pastel colors.
  • Bug Fixes
  • Fixed [Bug 25697] - When clicked, tab is incorrectly flagged for invalid folder: this seemed to mainly affect Linux users on IMAP
  • Fixed: Recent folder menu shows encoded path decreasing readability
  • Fixed: Active Tab font color wasn't set reliably if active tab palette differs from uncolored / standard tabs.
  • Fixed [Bug 25722] Hover Tab color is overwritten when right-clicking a Tab
  • Fixed [Bug 25721] Drag Over Color not working in 2 Color mode
  • Fixed [Bug 25824] In Ubuntu, QuickFolders Toolbar color cannot be set
  • Fixed: QuickFolders.Worker is undefined (quickfolders-filterWorker.js Line: 157)
  • Fixed: Sometimes tabContainer.selectedIndex can be uninitialized leading to the set current folder failing (when clicking a QF tab)
  • Made the option "Striped Style" more consistent depending on selected Palette (not all palettes support striped mode)

Version 3.14beta2 502.7 KiB Works with SeaMonkey 2.0 - 2.25a1, Thunderbird 17.0 - 27.*

  • Fixed [Bug 25608] (and [Bug 25610]) In single message view, QF tabs should do something useful. You can now open a new folder tab from a single message window by clicking on a QuickFolders tab, without loosing your msingle message view tab.

    If the folder is already open in a Thunderbird Tab, QuickFolders will switch to it.
  • Improved tab handling code in Postbox (reuse existing tabs) / SeaMonkey (new virtual tab mode for single messages view)
  • Fixed [Bug 25634] - Long menus obscure tabs
  • Added a button for configuring tooltips: [FR 25636]
  • Used fixIterator for cross-application compatible accounts code
  • Refactored code around bool preferences

Version 3.12.2beta1 494.5 KiB Works with SeaMonkey 2.0 - 2.23a1, Thunderbird 17.0 - 25.*

  • Fixed [Bug 25598] Active folder not marked at startup / category selection
  • Fixed [Bug 25606] QuickFolders doesn't always highlight active folder
  • Improved Search Folder algorithm and User Interface. Use the new shortcut CTRL+ALT+J to display the search box:
    Simply start typing the folder / tab name. The menu will fill with matches accordingly.
    Once you see something you like, press down to select the folder to jump to.
    Press Enter to go to the folder. Press Escape to close the search box.
  • SeaMonkey - Improved height of current folder tab.
  • Fixed: when in paint mode instant coloring showed wrong color while pastel palette was selected.
  • Paint Mode: Fixed storing the correct color for recent folder tab.

Version 3.12beta3 491.6 KiB Works with SeaMonkey 2.0 - 2.23a1, Thunderbird 3.1 - 25.*

New Features
  • Added independent palette type selections for the tab states selected / hover / dragover / uncolored:
    <img alt="new palette selections" class="screenshots" src="http://quickfolders.mozdev.org/images/palette/PaletteOptions.png">
  • Added new top level menu: open new tab
    <img alt="open new tab" class="screenshots" src="http://quickfolders.mozdev.org/images/open-newTab.png">
  • Option Tab: Added options for QuickFolders commands in context menu
    <img alt="QF commands menu" class="screenshots" src="http://quickfolders.mozdev.org/images/QuickFolders-Commands.png">
  • Redesigned tab bar to align tabs to bottom regardless of theme used
  • [FR 25364] - Hide QF toolbar and current folder bar in single message tab (should behave same as single message window)
  • Made compatible with redefinition of Thunderbird's nsIMsgAccountManager interface
  • Removed call from options load that caused redraw of folders; made remove orphans more resilient against Tb bugs
  • Thunderbird only: QuickFolders now saves selected categories of multiple tabs.
  • Accelerated visual response when selecting a QuickFolder

Pro Features
  • At some stage in the future I am planning a subscription model for advanced features,
    which is going to fund future enhancements of QuickFolders. For the next releases I am going
    to promote these special features with a notification box, which can be permanently disabled
    after a number of times.
    For more information contact me via the email link at the bottom of the page.
  • [FR 23039] - Support Line breaks to force Multiple Rows of Tabs
  • [FR 24431] - Optional Separators between tabs
  • [FR 25200] - Find Folder in Quick Folder Bar:
    Click on the cogwheel (or right click an empty area on QuickFolders and select Find folder:
    <img alt="Find Folder command" src="http://quickfolders.mozdev.org/images/FindFolder-menu.png">
    A Search box opens where you can type a folder name and hit [Enter].
    <img alt="Find Folder results" src="http://quickfolders.mozdev.org/images/FindFolder-box.png">
    If exactly one matching folder is found Thunderbird will jump to it immediately. If multiple folders match a dropdown will show.
    Selecting the folder (or tab) name will jump to the folder.
    Select Find Folder from the menu again if you want to hide the search box.

Bug Fixes and Code Changes
  • [Bug 25536] Compatibility Fixes for Thunderbird 26 (removed widgetglue.js)
  • [Bug 25533] - SeaMonkey 2.23a1 - throws "ReferenceError: EventListener is not defined"
  • Fixed truncated filter notification in Postbox
  • Fixed broken paint mode.
  • Some interface refactoring
  • Numerous SeaMonkey bugfixes

Version 3.12beta2 491.2 KiB Works with SeaMonkey 2.0 - 2.23a1, Thunderbird 3.1 - 25.*

New Features
  • Added independent palette type selections for the tab states selected / hover / dragover / uncolored:
    <img alt="new palette selections" class="screenshots" src="http://quickfolders.mozdev.org/images/palette/PaletteOptions.png">
  • Added new top level menu: open new tab
    <img alt="open new tab" class="screenshots" src="http://quickfolders.mozdev.org/images/open-newTab.png">
  • Option Tab: Added options for QuickFolders commands in context menu
    <img alt="QF commands menu" class="screenshots" src="http://quickfolders.mozdev.org/images/QuickFolders-Commands.png">
  • Redesigned tab bar to align tabs to bottom regardless of theme used
  • [FR 25364] - Hide QF toolbar and current folder bar in single message tab (should behave same as single message window)
  • Made compatible with redefinition of Thunderbird's nsIMsgAccountManager interface
  • Removed call from options load that caused redraw of folders; made remove orphans more resilient against Tb bugs
  • Thunderbird only: Now persists selected categories of multiple tabs.

Pro Features
  • At some stage in the future I am planning a subscription model for advanced features,
    which is going to fund future enhancements of QuickFolders. For the next releases I am going
    to promote these special features with a notification box, which can be permanently disabled
    after a number of times.
    For more information contact me via the email link at the bottom of the page.
  • [FR 23039] - Support Line breaks to force Multiple Rows of Tabs
  • [FR 24431] - Optional Separators between tabs
  • [FR 25200] - Find Folder in Quick Folder Bar:
    Click on the cogwheel (or right click an empty area on QuickFolders and select Find folder:
    <img alt="Find Folder command" src="http://quickfolders.mozdev.org/images/FindFolder-menu.png">
    A Search box opens where you can type a folder name and hit [Enter].
    <img alt="Find Folder results" src="http://quickfolders.mozdev.org/images/FindFolder-box.png">
    If exactly one matching folder is found Thunderbird will jump to it immediately. If multiple folders match a dropdown will show.
    Selecting the folder (or tab) name will jump to the folder.
    Select Find Folder from the menu again if you want to hide the search box.

Bug Fixes and Code Changes
  • [Bug 25536] Compatibility Fixes for Thunderbird 26 (removed widgetglue.js)
  • [Bug 25533] - SeaMonkey 2.23a1 - throws "ReferenceError: EventListener is not defined"
  • Fixed truncated filter notification in Postbox
  • Fixed broken paint mode.
  • Some interface refactoring
  • Numerous SeaMonkey bugfixes

Version 3.12beta1 486.8 KiB Works with SeaMonkey 2.0 - 2.23a1, Thunderbird 3.1 - 25.*

New Features
  • Added independent palette type selections for the tab states selected / hover / dragover / uncolored:
    <img alt="new palette selections" class="screenshots" src="http://quickfolders.mozdev.org/images/palette/PaletteOptions.png">
  • Added new top level menu: open new tab
    <img alt="open new tab" class="screenshots" src="http://quickfolders.mozdev.org/images/open-newTab.png">
  • Option Tab: Added options for QuickFolders commands in context menu
    <img alt="QF commands menu" class="screenshots" src="http://quickfolders.mozdev.org/images/QuickFolders-Commands.png">
  • Redesigned tab bar to align tabs to bottom regardless of theme used
  • [FR 25364] - Hide QF toolbar and current folder bar in single message tab (should behave same as single message window)
  • Made compatible with redefinition of Thunderbird's nsIMsgAccountManager interface
  • Removed call from options load that caused redraw of folders; made remove orphans more resilient against Tb bugs

Pro Features
  • At some stage in the future I am planning a subscription model for advanced features,
    which is going to fund future enhancements of QuickFolders. For the next releases I am going
    to promote these special features with a notification box, which can be permanently disabled
    after a number of times.
    For more information contact me via the email link at the bottom of the page.
  • [FR 23039] - Support Line breaks to force Multiple Rows of Tabs
  • [FR 24431] - Optional Separators between tabs
  • [FR 25200] - Find Folder in Quick Folder Bar:
    Click on the cogwheel (or right click an empty area on QuickFolders and select Find folder:
    <img alt="Find Folder command" src="http://quickfolders.mozdev.org/images/FindFolder-menu.png">
    A Search box opens where you can type a folder name and hit [Enter].
    <img alt="Find Folder results" src="http://quickfolders.mozdev.org/images/FindFolder-box.png">
    If exactly one matching folder is found Thunderbird will jump to it immediately. If multiple folders match a dropdown will show.
    Selecting the folder (or tab) name will jump to the folder.
    Select Find Folder from the menu again if you want to hide the search box.

Bug Fixes and Code Changes
  • [Bug 25536] Compatibility Fixes for Thunderbird 26 (removed widgetglue.js)
  • [Bug 25533] - SeaMonkey 2.23a1 - throws "ReferenceError: EventListener is not defined"
  • Fixed truncated filter notification in Postbox
  • Fixed broken paint mode.
  • Some interface refactoring