Re: Issue With Thunderbird latest upgrade and Quick Folder Key Navigation Add On


David Goldfield <david.goldfield@...>
 

I have also experienced inconsistent behavior with the Quick Folder Key Navigation addon. Once I switched to version 3 of this addon I could not get the addon to function once I closed and restarted Thunderbird. I even removed and reinstalled the addon but this did not fix the problem. I even contacted the author of the addon but he was not able to duplicate the problem. Once a new Thunderbird update was downloaded the addon seemed to function inconsistently but then shortly after the update was installed it began to function consistently and worked every time I started Thunderbird. However, a subsequent update broke this consistency and now the addon once again stops functioning as soon as Thunderbird has closed and then restarted. I then have to disable and enable the addon in order for it to function but it only does so during the current session.

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On 11/1/2020 10:56 AM, Gene wrote:
The check box is checked by default, whatever it does.  It has always been enabled for my installation.  I don't know what may cause differences but this appears to be a widespread enough problem that many people have it. I've seen it discussed on a number of lists.

Gene
Gene
-----Original Message----- From: Brian Vogel
Sent: Sunday, November 01, 2020 9:42 AM
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Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Issue With Thunderbird latest upgrade and Quick Folder Key Navigation Add On

I said this to Gene privately recently, but since it's come up here, I do not have this problem, many other people I know do not have this problem with the latest versions of Thunderbird and the Quick Folder Key Navigation Add-On.

When I open the Thunderbird Add-Ons manager and hit the triple-dot menu button for Quick Folder Key Navigation and go to its options, I do see something "odd" that I can't explain why it's this way, but it's worth checking.  There are two checkboxes in the Options, one clearly labeled, "Enable Mail-folder key navigation," along with a second, unlabeled checkbox that is checked.  I have no idea if something will be announced beyond "checkbox" for that second checkbox, but mine's checked and the issue described with constant need to disable/reenable is not occurring, and that's over a long period now.

The description in the add-on manager also goes into further detail than it once did, and I'll put the text here for easier review:
General Description: This extension makes it possible to quickly navigate to a particular folder in the folder pane simply by typing the first few letters of the folder name when the folder pane has focus. Note that single-letter Thunderbird short-cuts (such as "p" and "n" for moving to the previous and next unread message respectively) do not work in the folder pane when key navigation is enabled. Therefore, There is an option to turn key navigation on/off, as well as for adding this option to the context menu when the folder pane has focus.
Details: This extension makes it possible to quickly navigate to a particular folder in the folder pane simply by typing the first few letters of the folder name when the folder pane has focus. Note that single-letter Thunderbird short-cuts (such as the short-cuts for moving to the next and previous unread message) do not work in the folder pane when key navigation is enabled. Therefore, There is an option to turn key navigation on/off, as well as for adding this item to the "Go" menu.

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