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: Tab Context Menus close prematurely
Bug#: 26572
: QuickFolders
: General
Status: RESOLVED
Resolution: FIXED
: PC
: Windows NT
: unspecified
: P2
: major
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Reporter: Cindy <nikilet2@kadokatelco.com>
Assigned To: Axel Grude <axel.grude@gmail.com>
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QuickFolders context menus (114.13 KB, image/jpeg)
2018-08-04 23:50, Cindy
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Description:   Opened: 2018-08-04 23:44
I love QuickFolders, but am having a terrible time using the context menus to
make my selections. I right click on a tab, the context menu drops down and
before I can make a selection I lose it. If I do happen to be able to get down
into the context menu where another one opens to the right, as show in the
screenshot, once again before I can move my cursor over to select I lose it.

I've never had this happen before; only when using QuickFolders on my laptop.
Windows 10 Home, 64-bit.
------- Comment #1 From Cindy 2018-08-04 23:50:59 -------
Created an attachment (id=8505) [details]
QuickFolders context menus
------- Comment #2 From Axel Grude 2018-08-05 04:41:50 -------
That is strange, haven't heard of this one before. You say that the menu closes
after a short while, does it even close when you stop moving the mouse?

Try the latest version from [Bug 26571]

https://www.mozdev.org/bugs/attachment.cgi?id=8504

and disable the QuickFolders Commands menu through 
 Advanced Tab » Menu Configuration » QF Commands (right hand side).

(You can still force the QuickFolders commands by right-clicking & holding down
the CTRL key)

If the problem still persists you can make a log file using the console²
Add-on following the instructions here:

http://quickfolders.org/support.html

then enable [x]Debug mode on the Advanced Tab in QuickFolders

right=click debug and switch 
extensions.quickfolders.debug.popupmenus = true
extensions.quickfolders.debug.popupmenus.collapse = true

open console with CTRL+SHIFT+J
Enable Errors, Warnings, Message, JS, Chrome
Disable Content

Hit Clear before you start logging
right-click a QF tab with some submeenus

expected result:

QuickFolders {POPUPMENUS} 12:23:59.666  [8464 ms]        
Creating Popup Set for SmartTemplate
 ----------
QuickFolders {POPUPMENUS} 12:23:59.668  [2 ms]   
Popup set created..
-------------------------
 ----------
QuickFolders {POPUPMENUS} 12:23:59.668  [0 ms]   
Creating Colors Menu for SmartTemplate...
 ----------
QuickFolders {POPUPMENUS} 12:23:59.668  [0 ms]   
Colors Menu created.
-------------------------
 ----------
QuickFolders {POPUPMENUS} 12:23:59.668  [0 ms]   
Creating SubFolder Menu for SmartTemplate...
 ----------
QuickFolders {POPUPMENUS} 12:23:59.668  [0 ms]   
addSubFoldersPopup(SmartTemplate, drag=false)
 ----------
QuickFolders {POPUPMENUS} 12:23:59.670  [2 ms]   
Created Menu SmartTemplate: 7 items.
-------------------------
 ----------
QuickFolders {POPUPMENUS} 12:23:59.670  [0 ms]   
Open popup menu: menupopup
id:
QuickFolders-folder-popup-mailbox://*****/Development/Mozilla/Addons/SmartTemplate
label: 
------- Comment #3 From Axel Grude 2018-08-05 04:44:47 -------
> Disable Content
> 
> Hit Clear before you start logging
> right-click a QF tab with some submeenus
> 

Important Note: you can copy the log text from console² with 
  right-click / select all
  right-click / copy

(this feature and the simple "chrome only" configuration are the main reason
why I advise using this over the built in error console in developer tools) -
no need for screenshots of the log, b/c they are hard to read.
------- Comment #4 From Axel Grude 2018-08-05 04:49:41 -------
(In reply to comment #0)
> I love QuickFolders, but am having a terrible time using the context menus to
> make my selections. I right click on a tab, the context menu drops down and
> before I can make a selection I lose it. If I do happen to be able to get down
> into the context menu where another one opens to the right, as show in the
> screenshot, once again before I can move my cursor over to select I lose it.
> 
> I've never had this happen before; only when using QuickFolders on my laptop.
> Windows 10 Home, 64-bit.
> 

one more thing came to mind - try connecting a mouse. if you are using a
trackpad it may interpret mouse movements as clicks.
------- Comment #5 From Cindy 2018-08-05 10:11:53 -------
That link given to try the new version: Tab opens for a split second and then
closes. I've tried over and over. I even tried copying and pasting it into the
address bar and same thing happened.

I have version 4.10.

I don't have a plug-in mouse.

I downloaded that Console and when I tried to install in Thunderbird it said
can't do because it's not compatible.

I feel like a real idiot, but I can't seem to follow these instructions at all.
Is there supposed to be some kind of button that says "Disable" for that
QuickFolder Commands Menu (because there is none), or are you meaning to
uncheck everything in that menu?

>>>>>> I just tried something because of what you said about the trackpad and interpreting mouse movements as clicks. I removed the pad I was using and got a different one. Can't hardly believe it but that seems to have dome the trick. 
------- Comment #6 From Tony Mechelynck 2018-08-05 11:49:02 -------
In reply to comment #5:

To install (or upgrade) an extension in Thunderbird:
1. Make sure you have downloaded the XPI somewhere on your hard disk (e.g. by
using "Save Link As…" after right-clicking the link in your browser).
2. Open the Add-ons Manager.
3. Near the top, there is a button which looks like a cogwheel. Click that.
4. A rolldown menu opens. Select "Install Add-on from File…"
5. A file selector popup menu opens. Browse to the XPI and click it.
6. An "are you sure" popup opens; the "Install Now" button is greyed-out at
first, but after a few seconds you can click it.
7. Thunderbird installs the (new version of the) add-on, then tells you that
you will have to restart the application to complete the upgrade.
8. Restart Thunderbird.
------- Comment #7 From Tony Mechelynck 2018-08-05 12:02:29 -------
P.S. Console² has not been updated in a long time, it doesn't know about
recent versions of Thunderbird. But that can be helped.

1. An XPI is just a zip with a different name. You may have to temporarily
rename it (to e.g. console2.zip) in order to unpack it.
2. After unpacking it, edit the install.xpi. Find the <maxVersion> or
<em:maxVersion> for SeaMonkey (in the <targetApplication> block for
<em:id>{92650c4d-4b8e-4d2a-b7eb-24ecf4f6b63a}</em:id>). Change the maxVersion
value to something equal or greater than the Thunderbird version you're using.
3. Repack the zipfile, then rename it back to console2.xpi
4. Now it will install.
------- Comment #8 From Tony Mechelynck 2018-08-05 12:03:32 -------
oops... Imeant install.rdf, not install.xpi
------- Comment #9 From Tony Mechelynck 2018-08-05 12:11:11 -------
P.P.S. I really need some coffee.

For Thunderbird, the relevant <targetApplication> block is the one for
<em:id>{3550f703-e582-4d05-9a08-453d09bdfdc6}</em:id>. That set of hex digits
and dashes is the "internal name" by which the mailer knows itself.
------- Comment #10 From Cindy 2018-08-05 12:30:38 -------
Sorry, Tony. I very much appreciate your time and advice, but I don't have the
computer knowledge to follow the kind of information you are giving me. So I an
only say thank the Lord that the simple act of changing mouse pads seemed to
have worked.

I wonder if you would have a simple solution of another extension, Theme Font
and Size Changer for Thunderbird.

I really NEED this extension, but can't make it work on my laptop. It works on
my old desktop. I got no errors while installing, but I can't reach the
settings where I would be able to change font sizes. The extension shows up
under Tools/Add-On Options. When I click it I get a little window labeled
"Preferences" where I can check the boxes beside 3 options: Hide Tools Menu;
Hide App Menu; Abbreviate Toolbar Button text. 
------- Comment #11 From Axel Grude 2018-08-05 15:45:45 -------
(In reply to comment #10)
> Sorry, Tony. I very much appreciate your time and advice, but I don't have the
> computer knowledge to follow the kind of information you are giving me.
.... and you don't need to - I have uploaded a patched version of console²

http://quickfolders.org/support.html
theere is a link that says "patched versioen", you can right-=click and save as
file then drag it into Thunderbird extensions. Note this will work with
Thunderbird Release (52.9.1) bit most likely not with the beta veersions 
(Thunderbid 60 and higher)

> So I an
> only say thank the Lord that the simple act of changing mouse pads seemed to
> have worked.

how did you do that?

> 
> I wonder if you would have a simple solution of another extension, Theme Font
> and Size Changer for Thunderbird.
> 
> I really NEED this extension, but can't make it work on my laptop. It works on
> my old desktop. I got no errors while installing, but I can't reach the

can you please check your Thunderbird version on your laptop:

Open Help >> about Thunderbird
and see what version number you have. If you are on the release channel it
should be 52.9.1

> settings where I would be able to change font sizes. The extension shows up
> under Tools/Add-On Options. When I click it I get a little window labeled
> "Preferences" where I can check the boxes beside 3 options: Hide Tools Menu;
> Hide App Menu; Abbreviate Toolbar Button text.

Sorry I don't know anything about "Theme and Font sizer". It's hard enough
supporting my own Add-ons (quickFilters, QuickFolders, SmartTemplate⁴,
QuickPasswords, Zombie Keys, Menu On Top) 
------- Comment #12 From Cindy 2018-08-06 07:44:12 -------
I learned a lot through this post. For instance, I did not know anything about
these "channels" for updates in Firefox/Thunderbird. I now have version 52.9.1
of Thunderbird, and my Theme Font & Size Changer extension works. 

Thank you for the help and knowledge you shared.

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