Mozilla Thunderbird Gets Extension Support

Wednesday June 18th, 2003

New Mozilla Thunderbird builds with support for installing extensions have been released. Read Scott MacGregor's Thunderbird Builds forum posting for more details. A page of information about creating extensions has been published and Scott has already released the first official add-on, Offline Support. More extensions are available from Extension Room, which also hosts XUL-based add-ons for other Mozilla products.

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by bmacfarland

Saturday June 21st, 2003 1:42 PM

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I've had the same "problem" of the search field with firebird. Well that an Firebird 0.6 couldn't load up a web page after an initial shut down (Mozilla and IE worked, so it wasn't a problem with the internet connection, but that's what it appeared). Anyway it seemed like Firebird was a 0.6 release and not anywhere near where Mozilla was in release 0.9 stability-wise (tested on a few different computers).

I haven't tried the fix that "sgbouwhu" suggests, but I don't feel like d/l this version of Firebird again. Also it would require a manual edit to get to go to google results (which I prefer).

The most interesting thing here is that there seems to be two general choices. One, is the dedicated search bar in Firebird which seems to provide the ability to search multiple search engines, presumably because you need to look at vast amount of results. The other choice, sgbouwhu's suggestion doesn't take you to any search results at all out of the box. I don't see why the middle-ground of Moz. 1.4 wouldn't be carried over to Firebird for those users who dont want half a tool bar taken up with a dedicated search bar. Another thing this middle ground would preserve is a year or two of users typing something in the location bar and pressing down to search. I can't say how many times, I've typed stuff in the location bar, had to cut it out and put it in the other search bar.