This is the older verison history from 0.2 until 2.0
All dates are displayed in UK format: dd/mm/yyyy - you can request any version that is marked as not released or any old version listed; just send me a personal email from the quickfolders options dialog / on the Support tab - [(
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Fixed: Rename categories or delete categories can fail when there are tabs without a valid category.
Fixed a bug that caused the current Folder toolbar to be missing on Thunderbird3 - Thunderbird7
improvements for showing correct folder size results after compact / empty trash etc.
Inbox Folders => added "Get Mail" menu item
fixed issues from 2.10 with winstripe / qute theme on windows 7 causing all menu items to be shifted left.
Added hidden Option for disabling drag to New folder in local accounts
[Bug 22812] Made compatible with Thunderbird 10.0 (new overlay because of structural changes)
Replaced Mostly Crystal Icons with the original ones from Everaldo Crystal Project (version from 2003); Crystal Icons are released under GNU General Public License
Renamed 'bookmark' to 'tab' to make descriptions easier to understand
Tab Categories - Highlight "uncategorized" item if a folder has no category; optimized category retrieval by caching cat array.
Tab Categories - fixed Category Remove / Rename which was broken due to introduction of "use strict"
Tab Categories - added logic to unselect other items if show ALWAYS or UNCATEGORIZED are selected
Pushed Postbox Compatibility to 3.0
Supports multiple categories per tab (please use CTRL or SHIFT for multiple selection)
[Bug 22812] height fixes in Apple Pills style
Fixed - Go to Parent Folder was not working
Improved - Tab text color to white / black on applePill layout selected folder
Improved Font coloring for native tabs, apple pills and flat style; made background color for apple pills configurable, for use also with dark themes
Fixed striped pastel style
Improved collapsing behavior of "Pimp My Tabs" page
Improved theme integration of Current Folder Bar by making background transparent
added some transition effects
New Feature -
[Bug 24435] On clicking a QF tab, activate corresponding mail Tab (Thunderbird + SeaMonkey only) Fixed bug in SeaMonkey that changed current folder URI when new mail Tab was opened by CTRL+Click on QF Tab
Experimental feature "animated" transitions between tabs - currently you can
turn them off with userChrome.css
Special release for older versions of Thunderbird (3 and 2) - fixes
On these systems the folder string would not load when starting Thunderbird, displaying an empty QuickFolders toolbar.
If QuickFolders doesn't load completely due to a bug (so that no or incomplete tabs are displayed) adding the folders manually won't fix it - chances are that this might have the opposite effect - adding folders when the folder string has not been loaded unfortunately will save an empty folders string. In these cases, it is usually better to wait for a patch or revert to an older version.
[Bug 24389]version history and update popup happen always
Stability fixes on version updates - firstRun check is now only run _after_ extension version number was retrieved from AddonManager Removed popup "successfully upgraded to version..." and replaced with a sliding notification panel
added "use strict" for better namespace pollution control
added hidden option to suppress version history on update
[Bug 24451] On older versions of Thunderbird (pre 4.2) the
folders are not displayed as QuickFolders can not be loaded completely. Patched version is available here.
Some users experience the update dialog and version/donation pages being opened repeatedly -
this is the new
[Bug 24389] I am currently working on a fix, look for the latest
pre-release versions at
[Bug 24223] - In Postbox, after displaying the calender. the message pane could not be displayed by clicking on the messages tab Added checkbox for option to hide QF toolbar when not needed
Avoid TB logging unnecessary errors in Stack Trace during unnecessary FolderLoaded events
[Bug 24143] - In Linux, the folder disappear and ALT+N shortcuts disabled on upgrade to 2.7 - renamed Current Folder XUL files. Added [about:config] option to hide QF toolbar when it is not needed (e.g. Calendar view)
to set go to tools > options > advanced > general, click [Config Editor...] and set extensions.quickfolders.toolbar.onlyShowInMailWindows to true Fixed: In Postbox could not drag new folders to toolbar (Error: msgFolder.QueryInterface is not a function)
Fixed a bug that caused folders to disappear on TB2 on Mac Systems (related to new Current Folder Bar)
Right dropmarker did not display correctly when reordering tabs
Added pastel color choice and customizable radius
First Run tidy ups:replace "QuickFolders.ActiveTab.Style.background-color" with "extensions.quickfolders.style.ActiveTab.background-color" etc.
Added Mac Theme (Chris White-Design + Testing, AG prototype implementation)
Added checkbox for disabling toolbar menu (cogwheel)
Added dropdown for theming and theming dependant customization
Improved native tabs and split Native Theme into Tabs and Buttons
Renamed toxic preferences
[Bug 24071] removed Current Folder toolbar in message fullscreen mode Bugfix - Category dropdown was invisible in Thunderbird 2.0
added option extensions.quickfolders.showToolIcon for hiding tools menu icon
Bugfix - on SeaMonkey 2.1 adding folders to the QuickFolders toolbar from the folderpane did not work anymore
Style improvements for unstyled tabs, fixed
[Bug 24070] Expanded more options for Recent Folder menu (right-click Display Recent Folders in Options window)
Repaired "Purge Junk" command in Current Folder Toolbar
[Bug 24073] SeaMonkey does not open Version History in internal browser.
Added Tools Menu dropdown button on main toolbar
Current Folder Toolbar (single message view)
Added (configurable) Hotkey for rebuilding folders
Added option for disabling recent folders button on QuickFolders toolbar
Support for Postbox 2.5beta!
Added new folder command: "Delete junk in current folder"
Tabs in Options Dialog now have Icons
Category Dropdown now saves space by using menulist attribute sizetopopup=none
Fixed issues with font colors on dark colored Tabs
Replaced deprecated popupNode with triggerNode and workaround code for modern Gecko Versions
Improved Performance during lengthy mail downloads by not _completely_ rebuilding the visible tabs
(now only updating labels and popupmenus of the existing tabs so that counts & "unread style" are up to date
added "repair folder" command (mail folder menu)
added "folder properties" command (mail folder menu)
added toolbar context menu items for rebuilding the tabs and for removing orphaned tabs
QF toolbar does not show in Tb3.3 - see
[Bug 23701] for a fixed version.
Update the timestamp of target folder even when moving unread emails - this will make Recent Folders tab more useful.
[Bug 23542] which caused Move (& passwordManager) Messages to fail in Postbox version > 2.0 (Postbox) Fixed display of Version history after upgrade
Version 2.2 - Released: 16/12/2010
[Bug 23379] Tab Shortcuts began counting at "2" when using Recent Folders tab. Expanded compatibility with Postbox 2.*. Thanks to the Dev Team at Postbox for providing a free Developer License!
[Bug 23542] using Postbox 2.1 you can not currently move an email to a subfolder via a context menu item. We have reported this to the POstbox development team (because it worked in 2.0.2)
Added Recent Folders Tab
on user request. By default this is disabled, because it adds a slight overhead when changing categories.
To enable, check the option on the General Options Page. Right click the option for more settings:
show/hide "Recent Folders" Label
max number of recent folders displayed
color hardcoded (yellow)
position: this is always the left-most tab
Fixed a problem when dragging to New Folder from find result list (error message: no source folder)
Added locale sv-SE by Mikael Hiort af Ornaes
Fixed Positioning problems of Folder Menus - now they attach properly to the bottom of the tabs (as they did in TB2)
Added drag and drop from folder submenu to add new QF tab
New Right-click Tab context menu layout, added folder commands (Mark read, compact, rename, delete, empty trash, empty junk, search properties)
On Special request: Drag to New Folder Command - similar to a feature in Eudora, enables creating new folders "on the fly" while dragging your messages - currently not supported in TB2 and IMAP folders.
[Bug 23209] CTRL+Number Shortcut opens new content tabs Fixed
[Bug 21317] During drag & drop, the top item in subfolders list is not sorted alphabetically Fixed CTRL+Shift+Number did not move selected messages
Compatible with Postbox 2.0.b3
Fixed a bug that made reordering quicktabs to the right of their current position fail sometimes
TB2 - Fixed - hidden shadows option and made icons option visible again
[Bug 23091] TB2 only: sub-subfolder clicks navigate to parent menu node instead.
Version 126.96.36.199 - 19/08/2010
[Bug 23147] Dragging emails onto a Tab with subfolders does not open popup (1.9.7)
[Bug 23121] Using Japanese characters in tab, "moji-bake" Problem after restart Fixed
[Bug 23129] popup menu points with subfolders ignored click (since 1.9.3) Fixed
[Bug 23077] Active/Hovered/Drag colors do not override filled style
[Bug 23118] which caused some Thunderbird 2 users not to be able to see their tabs. Bugfix does not affect users of TB3
improved spacing around Category Dropdown
[Bug 22902] Added ensureStyleSheetLoaded method for testing Fixed
[Bug 23091] this caused parent subfolder to be opened instead of subfolder (if not visible in folder tree) Added deep scanning of folder counts and display for all sub menu items. menus with unread nested subfolders also bold.
Fixed missing translation in french options screen
[Bug 23078] the (black) font on the filled style pimped tabs was unreadeable. Font color hardcoded to white for dark backgrounds
- this overrides the user set font color, by design.
The 20 different colors of "Filled Mode", before and after:
Renamed style sheet files and title to avoid referencing clashes
Refactored code from main module into Interface.collapseParentMenus
Side effect of the improvement "Simplified folder navigation" in version 1.9.3:
Currently a folder that expands into sub folders can not be opened by clicking on it - I will be releasing a bug fix for this soon.
Simplified folder navigation - you will be able to click / drag on expanding popup nodes, similar to the Firefox bookmark menus - no more duplication / right dragging for these.
before: unnecessary duplication
:-( after: 8-)
[Bug 22901] - Position of subfolder within submenu should be always on top, even with alphabetical sorting enabled. Added Version History link to Options / Support
Feature Request link on Support Panel (uses Bugzilla)
[Bug 22585] - Smart Folders view erratically switched to standard folder if clicked folder is in a collapsed tree branch Fixed
[Bug 21054] - Enabled scrolling long menus while dragging by using code from Robert Gibson's "Scroll Menus On Drag" extension https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/1411 Fixed
[Bug 22695] - now folders can be moved within the folder tree without QuickFolders losing track of them Added code for displaying counts of subfolders (suggested by Pavel)
Added code for customizing the "QuickFolders" label (suggested by Pavel)
Added an option for sorting subfolders in menus alphabetically
On Upgrade of an existing version, now shows version history and donation page.
Added locale sr by DakSrbija
various tooltips in options dialog
tightened up namespace pollution issues
Added version history jump to options dialog (right-click from version number)
fixed missing Icons in options and reorder tabs dialogs.
Added locale zh-CN by Loviny
Added CTRL+Click tab shortcut for opening a new mail tab.
added tooltiptext with full folder name + server
Fixed some layout issues in Options screen (linux case sensitivity, vertical spacing)
localized Add-Ons description
added hidden option for not changing the folder tree view (extensions.quickfolders.disableFolderSwitching)
further reduced namespace pollution
moved all picture resources to skin folder and packaged into a jar file to conserve resources (1 file handle instead of 81)
[Bug 22295] (TB3, selecting a QuickFolder closes single Message Tab) => now opens a folder view tab Fixed
[Bug 22144] - Highlighting not updated when switching Tabs in TB3 - now also selects Category if necessary! Fixed
[Bug 22316] - added Transparency options for toolbar (Personas friendly) and tabs (translucently colored, use white for almost complete transparency) Fixed Broken Dutch locale leading to crashes for the users of this language
Added Help menu item for popup menu
Added Shadows option
Added ca-AD locale (Catalan) by Jordi Benaiges; Improvements to Russian, Italian and Dutch locales.
Improved toggling between flat style and native style tabs
Improved following external support links in TB3 (done) and SeaMonkey (WIP)
Bumped up max version number for Thunderbird to 3.1.0
Improved: tried to resolve as many name space conflicts with other extensions as possible by using QF_ prefix for global objects
bundled locales into jar file
Thunderbird2: does not support Shadows but still displays the checkbox
Font for the link on help screen is a bit big...
IMPORTANT PATCH: fixed code which made branching code fail in Linux - replaced Application Name (Mozilla-Thunderbird) with ID .
Fixed (TB3): External Support links in Options dialog now shown in new content Tabs.
(TB3 only): More selection improvements for virtual folders (such as search / smart folders)
Added special icons for Junk, Drafts, Outbox and Templates
Fixed (TB3): The folder view did not switch to "Smart Folders" when a Smart Folder was clicked on a QuickFolder.
Fixed (TB3): Smart Folders did not expand when clicking one of the child folders (Sent / Inbox / Drafts...).
I programmed a workaround - the bug itself can be found
Added: Smart Folders Support (TB3 only)
Added: Newsgroup Folders Support
Added: mail tab support for TB3, SeaMonkey and Postbox. Changing tabs will also affect current QF selection (and Categories)
Added: separate debug options for mailTabs, folders, CSS, Drag and Drop, popup menus and (folder) events
by creating various extensions.quickfolders.debug... these can be now easily changed by Right-clicking the Debug Checkbox on the first Options screen.
This will display all debug options in the about:config window where they can be toggled by simple double-clicking.
[Bug 22098] (compact menu item missing) Fixed
[Bug 22067] (no colors in tab colors submenu in TB3) Fixed
[Bug 22121] (Re-ordering QF tabs via Drag'n'Drop was broken in TB3) Fixed drag & drop layout issues for the new versions of TB3, SeaMonkey and Postbox 1.1
Fixed: In SeaMonkey 2.0.2pre a problem with some CSS rules made the folder label text invisible
Added: Vietnamese Locale
also added time measurements
Native Tab Style Option (native tabs instead of button look, without color support)
Known issues specific to TB3
[Bug 22122]: External links in QF settings to not work anymore due to changes in TB 3.0.1
[Bug 21960] icon for inbox not visible in postbox Fixed disabled dropping emails to virtual (search) folders
[Bug 21919]: (TB2) In Linux Ubuntu (9.04) and OpenSuse when
the users drag amessage into a quickfolder tab and then try to move it
to a subfolder on the subfolder popup menu, thunderbird just closes.
Resolved by bypassing the code that removes the popup (TB2 only, as bug
is not confirmed for TB3)
Branched SeaMonkey overlay file for future CSS fixes.
Bumped up Postbox Compatibility to 1.1
SeaMonkey Compatibility. Verified Compatibility for Postbox 1.0.2
Less noise in the debug window.
added locales for Japanese (Masahiko Imanaka), Portuguese (Marcelo Ghelman), Russian (Anton Pinsky)
[Bug 21919] TB not displaying the colors on start up fixed: in Postbox - the color sub menu now displays colors
added: error handling in Drag-Drop
Known issues specific to Linux
In certain Linux environments, such as Ubuntu Jounty when the users drag a
message into a quickfolder tab and then try to move it to a subfolder on the
subfolder popup menu, thunderbird just closes.
fixed: slowdown of operations that change the number of Total / Unread emails because QF was updated every time - now done asynchronously with a 1000ms timer.
fixed: TB3 folder tree did not scroll to correct position
added: Option to show subfolders in popup menus
added: whole / striped tab option and backgrounds
fixed: no more accidental menu popups when customizing toolbars
improved: "Change the order of bookmarks " dialog (scrollbars, animation)
Thunderbird Compatibility to 3.0Beta4 added: Postbox support
Known issues specific to Thunderbird
sometimes the colors do not show up on program startup. Any folder modification (e.g. unread/read) or Category selection will make the color appear
tweaks in whole tab coloring (active, hover consistency)
popup menus might close delayed
Change the order of bookmarks has the wrong height (should be 80% of its parent)
Known issues specific to Postbox
color submenu still has no colors
some minor CSS errors
added: Categories are sorted alphabetically
added: Compatibility for Tb3.0b3
fixed: Quickfolders label floats to right when switched on via options dialog
fixed: warning "QuickFOlders is not defined" in quickfolders.js
added: individual Tab Color feature
added: automatically switch to folder when trying to add it and it already exists
added: email developer link to options dialog
added: made options dialog resizable
fixed: renaming bug for (shortcut) numbered folders
fixed: tried to fix an issue with TB3 b2 (winxp) with GetMsgFolderFromUri and removed IMAP specific code
added: language resource for passwordManager folders to clipboard message
added: colored panels to category screen
fixed: intermittent problem on startup when shortening the startup delay - The Mozilla helper function GetMsgFolderFromUri did not work!
improved: speed of changing folders (Categories dropdown is not unneccessarily rebuilt on each operation)
known issue: some users with TB3 could not add any categories
added: link to new homepage on mozdev
added: multiple line support (wrapping lines similar to tabmix plus)
added: option for focusing message pane after selecting a tab
added: Delete and Rename Categories
fixed: focus problem after changing of categories
removed constant debug output of keyboard handler (now only visible in debug mode and when relevant)
increased width of options window to avoid truncation of italian quickhelp texts
language resources for debug items
added icon for folder to clipboard
added Code to remove dynamic "subfolder" popup menus that act as drop targets. this should also deal with resource issues
made sorting with mouse more persistant (it sometimes jumped back!)
Fixed some problems with keyboard handler
added italian locale (provided by Leopoldo Saggin)
added option to use CTRL instead of ALT for keyboard shortcuts
suppress event bubbling (for better Lightning compatibility)
added button for copying folder string to clipboard
Official support for TB3 b2
renamed global instances of Compontents.classes & interfaces to QF_CC, QF_CI to allow for release from sandbox
storing of colors
rounded tabs (flat style)! (0.9.8)
added Dutch locale (0.9.8)
Experimental Version with first support for TB b2
renamed global instances of Compontents.classes & interfaces to QF_CC, QF_CI to allow for release from sandbox
fixed: used to display the folders of category "ALWAYS" when "Uncategorized" was selected
fixed: on some systems, the colors of the flat style "pimp my tabs" options did not show up
added: an option for changing color of inactive tabs
added: translations for special categories
added: Debug mode with configurable init Delay and better error logging
added: better stylesheet error logging
added: Display Number of unread messages in popup menus
added: Default Color button
added: Debug Mode for trouble shooting
fixed: some users could not save folders
Changed the behavior of switching the folder pane to "All Folders" view (reported by Gant51) this is now only done if the selected folder does not exist in the current vi
added: menu icons
added: gradient display for menu item highlights
Addresses an issue with instantApply which ignored settings in the layout ("pimp my tabs!") tab.
(by forcing display of OK / Cancel button for applying color options) Also improved recognizing of special folders for Icon option. (Previous version falsely identified sub folders of Inbox etc.)
Fixes breaking problem introduced in 0.9.8 (in combination with another add-on ).
Adds icons to bookmarks for known folder types. You can enable this in the aptly named "Pimp my tabs!" tab of the options panel.
Improved layout of flat style - tested under Mostly Crystal, default and outlook themes.
added "show icons" option which displays special icons for Inbox, Sent, Trash and current folder
Added Locale Support (thanks to Jean-Bernard Marcon for his assistance)+ German Locale
Several Layout Improvements:
Drag feedback in subfolder menus and Tabs
coloring of active, hovered tab and tabbar background
Rounded Corners (Yay!)
Please note: the color pickers are not doing anything [yet], wait for the next release!
Split main options dialog into 3 tabs and added Layout tab
Added Color Picker to Layout tab (not functional yet)
Added accelerator keys to popup menus
Added "Always Show" option in Categories
Tidied Categories Catalog by adding a separate Ok button
reintroduced Icon into install.rdf
added folder category feature
added font size option
dev:split sources into more manageable portions
Fixed: Popup menus sometimes drifted down when dragging messages on them
Fixed: If the same quickfolder was dragged to after the first drag operation was not completed, the popup would not display again (until dragging onto a different quickfolder)
Fixed: The layout of flat style was tidied up to take up less screen space and look better.
Added: Display current QuickFolder version number in options dialog
Added: Quick Help
Added: Official support for Flat (Tabs) Style;
Visual Indicator Markers for drag reordering feature (flat style only).
Tidied up on sub folder popups & resource issues.
brought Color schemes closer to User's desktop settings - no white on white
Added: New Icon.
Rolls back the layout update from 0.8, as it caused visibility problems for some people.
Axel Grude joined the QuickFolders team
Added: reorder the bookmark buttons by just dragging them along the toolbar
Added: compact a folder via context menu
removed 'toolbar' style from option window to support tabbed interface
Added: keyboard shortcut for moving mails (ALT+SHIFT+ShortCut Number)
Added: keyboard shortcuts for navigating first 10 folders.
Added: options buttpm in addons list.
Added: option to display the total number of messages in a folder
Fixed: correctly updates the number of unread messages on the folder buttons when new mail arrives or mail has been read.
Added: Display folders which have new mail in bold
Added: Lets you install Quickfolders in TB 188.8.131.52
Added: Compatibility with Thunderbird 2.0 (no other modifications)
Added: Change the order of the bookmarks: right click on the toolbar itself (not a folder button), and click "change the order of bookmarks"
Added: Remove the QuickFolders label from the toolbar
Added: Display the number of unread messages in a folder on the bookmark button
First version. Still todo: Adjust the order of bookmarks
The quickest way to contact me (apart from filing a bug report): Right-click the QuickFolders toolbar, select QuickFolders support, then click the last button:
Or click below to send an email
(Thunderbird) Quickly generate mail filters on the fly, by dragging and dropping mails and analyzing their attributes.
Zombie Keys for Firefox / SeaMonkey ;
Zombie Keys for Thunderbird / Postbox
Entering European languages (which include diacritics (accented characters, diaeresis, umlauts, etc.), ligatures, the Euro sign, etc.)
into Mozilla applications using a non-native keyboards doesn't have to be a pain any more!
QuickPasswords for Firefox / SeaMonkey;
QuickPasswords for Thunderbird / Postbox
this is a very neat and quick way to retrieve and use a growing number
of passwords, without displaying them on screen or having to re-type them.
Also supports renaming of multiple passwords!
offers an easy way to customize Thunderbirds default quote header by using templates.
Templates can be created for every account as well as for global settings (for all email accounts).