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Thunderbird quick key folder nav extension


Don H
 

Running Win 10 version 2004, NVDA 2020.2 and Thunderbird 68.11.0 32 bit.

The Quick key folder navigation extension is not working consistently.  For example sometimes when i hit the letter i key it will take me to the in box folders and other times it does nothing.  Tried uninstalling and reinstalling the extension and it did not fix the issue.  Anyone else seeing this problem?  I know that the quick key folder navigation extension does not work with Thunderbird version 78 but thought it still worked with veersion 68.


brice Mijares
 

Today was the first time I had a problem with this extension. I think I'm running TB 68.1.  Got it working. Went to tools, to ad ons, to extensions, made sure single letter navigation was enabled, got out of there and it started working again.

On 8/11/2020 11:43 AM, Don H wrote:
Running Win 10 version 2004, NVDA 2020.2 and Thunderbird 68.11.0 32 bit.

The Quick key folder navigation extension is not working consistently.  For example sometimes when i hit the letter i key it will take me to the in box folders and other times it does nothing.  Tried uninstalling and reinstalling the extension and it did not fix the issue.  Anyone else seeing this problem?  I know that the quick key folder navigation extension does not work with Thunderbird version 78 but thought it still worked with veersion 68.





Dan Beaver
 

I have seen something like this but when I hit the letter I and it seems nothing happens if I wait several seconds it does finally go to the next folder starting with an I.


How long did you wait?


Dan Beaver

On 8/11/2020 2:43 PM, Don H wrote:
Running Win 10 version 2004, NVDA 2020.2 and Thunderbird 68.11.0 32 bit.

The Quick key folder navigation extension is not working consistently.  For example sometimes when i hit the letter i key it will take me to the in box folders and other times it does nothing.  Tried uninstalling and reinstalling the extension and it did not fix the issue.  Anyone else seeing this problem?  I know that the quick key folder navigation extension does not work with Thunderbird version 78 but thought it still worked with veersion 68.






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David Goldfield
 

I have noticed that the treeview of email folders isn't always accessible right after a Thunderbird update. I'm not certain if that is related to the problem but just wondering if closing and then restarting Thunderbird restores normal functionality.

David Goldfield,
Assistive Technology Specialist

JAWS Certified, 2019

www.davidgoldfield.org
On 8/11/2020 3:05 PM, Dan Beaver wrote:

I have seen something like this but when I hit the letter I and it seems nothing happens if I wait several seconds it does finally go to the next folder starting with an I.


How long did you wait?


Dan Beaver

On 8/11/2020 2:43 PM, Don H wrote:
Running Win 10 version 2004, NVDA 2020.2 and Thunderbird 68.11.0 32 bit.

The Quick key folder navigation extension is not working consistently.  For example sometimes when i hit the letter i key it will take me to the in box folders and other times it does nothing.  Tried uninstalling and reinstalling the extension and it did not fix the issue.  Anyone else seeing this problem?  I know that the quick key folder navigation extension does not work with Thunderbird version 78 but thought it still worked with veersion 68.






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Dan Beaver (KA4DAN)


Dan Beaver
 

Just after a TB update I often can't get NVDA to read the list of folders.   However, if I shut down TB and bring it back up then NVDA reads them just fine so I think it is just a quirky thing with the updates.


The extension thing is separate from the update issue.


Dan Beaver

On 8/11/2020 5:16 PM, David Goldfield wrote:

I have noticed that the treeview of email folders isn't always accessible right after a Thunderbird update. I'm not certain if that is related to the problem but just wondering if closing and then restarting Thunderbird restores normal functionality.

David Goldfield,
Assistive Technology Specialist

JAWS Certified, 2019

www.davidgoldfield.org
On 8/11/2020 3:05 PM, Dan Beaver wrote:

I have seen something like this but when I hit the letter I and it seems nothing happens if I wait several seconds it does finally go to the next folder starting with an I.


How long did you wait?


Dan Beaver

On 8/11/2020 2:43 PM, Don H wrote:
Running Win 10 version 2004, NVDA 2020.2 and Thunderbird 68.11.0 32 bit.

The Quick key folder navigation extension is not working consistently.  For example sometimes when i hit the letter i key it will take me to the in box folders and other times it does nothing.  Tried uninstalling and reinstalling the extension and it did not fix the issue.  Anyone else seeing this problem?  I know that the quick key folder navigation extension does not work with Thunderbird version 78 but thought it still worked with veersion 68.






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Dan Beaver (KA4DAN)
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Here's a first, at least for me.  I went in to Tbird extensions to see which ones I have installed after someone mentioned Lightning on a separate topic.  Quick Folder Key Navigation is another of the extensions I have installed.

After jumping over to my web browser for a couple of minutes, I noticed a T-bird window with the title, "Loading...," had shown up, which I'd never seen before, and its content is about Quick Folder Key Navigation.  It reads:  The add-on has been updated to make it compatible with Thunderbird version 69.0 and later. It continues to be compatible with Thunderbird 68.0. Note that the "Enable key navigation" item for toggling key navigation on and off in the folder tree that used to be added to the "Go" menu has been moved to the context menu of the folder tree.  The only button is Close.

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A gentleman is one who never hurts anyone's feelings unintentionally.

          ~ Oscar Wilde

 


Gene
 

Since the Quick Keys navigation add-on updated, perhaps the hnew version works with version 78.x. That may no longer be a problem. But I don't know if 78.x introduced more changes that cause the add-on not to be compatible.

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Brian Vogel
Sent: Wednesday, August 12, 2020 12:11 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Thunderbird quick key folder nav extension

Here's a first, at least for me. I went in to Tbird extensions to see which ones I have installed after someone mentioned Lightning on a separate topic. Quick Folder Key Navigation is another of the extensions I have installed.

After jumping over to my web browser for a couple of minutes, I noticed a T-bird window with the title, "Loading...," had shown up, which I'd never seen before, and its content is about Quick Folder Key Navigation. It reads: The add-on has been updated to make it compatible with Thunderbird version 69.0 and later. It continues to be compatible with Thunderbird 68.0. Note that the "Enable key navigation" item for toggling key navigation on and off in the folder tree that used to be added to the "Go" menu has been moved to the context menu of the folder tree. The only button is Close.

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Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 1909, Build 18363

A gentleman is one who never hurts anyone's feelings unintentionally.

~ Oscar Wilde


Hareth
 

Hi,
For a few days now Quick Folder Key Navigation extension works even
with the latest thunderbird 78 release.
Plus worth saying here that the long waited for "minimize to tray"
feature has been added to Thunderbird 78 as well.
You can find it in the thunderbird options.
SS

On 8/12/20, Brian Vogel <@britechguy> wrote:
Here's a first, at least for me. I went in to Tbird extensions to see which
ones I have installed after someone mentioned Lightning on a separate
topic. Quick Folder Key Navigation is another of the extensions I have
installed.

After jumping over to my web browser for a couple of minutes, I noticed a
T-bird window with the title, "Loading...," had shown up, which I'd never
seen before, and its content is about Quick Folder Key Navigation. It
reads: The add-on has been updated to make it compatible with Thunderbird
version 69.0 and later. It continues to be compatible with Thunderbird 68.0.
Note that the "Enable key navigation" item for toggling key navigation on
and off in the folder tree that used to be added to the "Go" menu has been
moved to the context menu of the folder tree. The only button is Close.

--

Brian *-* Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 1909, Build 18363

A gentleman is one who never hurts anyone's feelings unintentionally.

~ Oscar Wilde




Don H
 

When I looked for addons for version 78 the quick key nav was not a option to install.

On 8/12/2020 1:18 PM, Hareth wrote:
Hi,
For a few days now Quick Folder Key Navigation extension works even
with the latest thunderbird 78 release.
Plus worth saying here that the long waited for "minimize to tray"
feature has been added to Thunderbird 78 as well.
You can find it in the thunderbird options.
SS
On 8/12/20, Brian Vogel <@britechguy> wrote:
Here's a first, at least for me. I went in to Tbird extensions to see which
ones I have installed after someone mentioned Lightning on a separate
topic. Quick Folder Key Navigation is another of the extensions I have
installed.

After jumping over to my web browser for a couple of minutes, I noticed a
T-bird window with the title, "Loading...," had shown up, which I'd never
seen before, and its content is about Quick Folder Key Navigation. It
reads: The add-on has been updated to make it compatible with Thunderbird
version 69.0 and later. It continues to be compatible with Thunderbird 68.0.
Note that the "Enable key navigation" item for toggling key navigation on
and off in the folder tree that used to be added to the "Go" menu has been
moved to the context menu of the folder tree. The only button is Close.

--

Brian *-* Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 1909, Build 18363

A gentleman is one who never hurts anyone's feelings unintentionally.

~ Oscar Wilde




Hareth
 

I've used the thunderbird 78 own addons browser to install it.
It doesn't show on the internet browsers the way it appears with the
thunderbird own browser.
Hope that helps.
SS

On 8/12/20, Don H <lmddh50@...> wrote:
When I looked for addons for version 78 the quick key nav was not a
option to install.

On 8/12/2020 1:18 PM, Hareth wrote:
Hi,
For a few days now Quick Folder Key Navigation extension works even
with the latest thunderbird 78 release.
Plus worth saying here that the long waited for "minimize to tray"
feature has been added to Thunderbird 78 as well.
You can find it in the thunderbird options.
SS
On 8/12/20, Brian Vogel <@britechguy> wrote:
Here's a first, at least for me. I went in to Tbird extensions to see
which
ones I have installed after someone mentioned Lightning on a separate
topic. Quick Folder Key Navigation is another of the extensions I have
installed.

After jumping over to my web browser for a couple of minutes, I noticed
a
T-bird window with the title, "Loading...," had shown up, which I'd
never
seen before, and its content is about Quick Folder Key Navigation. It
reads: The add-on has been updated to make it compatible with
Thunderbird
version 69.0 and later. It continues to be compatible with Thunderbird
68.0.
Note that the "Enable key navigation" item for toggling key navigation
on
and off in the folder tree that used to be added to the "Go" menu has
been
moved to the context menu of the folder tree. The only button is Close.

--

Brian *-* Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 1909, Build 18363

A gentleman is one who never hurts anyone's feelings unintentionally.

~ Oscar Wilde








Kevin Cussick
 

Brian, I got the very same message on my 64bit version of tbird, I have not seen this before but now the addon works again as it had stopped working. so one happy camper.

On 12/08/2020 18:11, Brian Vogel wrote:
Here's a first, at least for me.  I went in to Tbird extensions to see which ones I have installed after someone mentioned Lightning on a separate topic.  Quick Folder Key Navigation is another of the extensions I have installed.
After jumping over to my web browser for a couple of minutes, I noticed a T-bird window with the title, "Loading...," had shown up, which I'd never seen before, and its content is about Quick Folder Key Navigation.  It reads: /The add-on has been updated to make it compatible with Thunderbird version 69.0 and later. It continues to be compatible with Thunderbird 68.0. Note that the "Enable key navigation" item for toggling key navigation on and off in the folder tree that used to be added to the "Go" menu has been moved to the context menu of the folder tree. /The only button is Close.
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Brian *-*Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 1909, Build 18363
/A gentleman is one who never hurts anyone's feelings unintentionally./
~ Oscar Wilde


 

On Wed, Aug 12, 2020 at 04:45 PM, Kevin Cussick wrote:
I have not seen this before but now the addon works again as it had stopped working.
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My guess is that Thunderbird is maturing in terms of how it handles extensions and what it expects of extension authors.  It's really not unlike the evolution of NVDA in that regard.  First there was basically nothing but "write an extension and it's up to the user to know when things change," then Joseph Lee's Add-On Updater, then the added feature to Add-On Updater such that it removes obsolete add-ons, and I believe eventually that functionality is to be integrated into the NVDA core code.  In order for any of that to work, the add-on writers have to provide specific information, in a specific format, so that the logic that figures out, "does this work now," can do it.

That also points out, though, that what many end-users think of as "automatic" is, in reality, anything but.  The ability to have these "automated for the end user" functions work imposes burdens on the developers to support what's needed to make them work.
 
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Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 1909, Build 18363  

A gentleman is one who never hurts anyone's feelings unintentionally.

          ~ Oscar Wilde