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Firefox and Thunderbird featurelets I want

Tuesday, 30 May 2006

I use Firefox and Thunderbird. (For the latter I recently switched from using mutt -- the last luddite at work to finally switch to one of them new fangled GUI things for email.) Here are a couple fixes/featurelets that I want in them.

  • I set Firefox to open new URLs in a new tab. This is the behaviour I want most of the time. However, there is the odd time that I want to lock a particular browser window. I.e., I'd like subsequent decisions on where to open a new URL to ignore this window. For example, while editing this blog posting in my browser, I would like new URLs (ones I'm hunting for to link from this post) to open in another browser window. Ditto when I'm working on my calendar in the browser. Or in gmail. What if Firefox had a "pin" button (as provided in some Linux window managers)? That would be handy.
  • Say you previously sent this email:
        To: friend@example.com
        From: me@example.com
        Subject: Here are some pics from my weekend
    
    And, of course, you forgot to attach the pics. So you reply to your own email. In mutt and gmail when you reply to that email you get:
        To: friend@example.com
        From: me@example.com
        Subject: Re: Here are some pics from my weekend
    
    In Thunderbird, when you "Reply All" you get these headers:
        To: me@example.com
        Cc: friend@example.com
        Subject: Re: Here are some pics from my weekend
    
    That is just wrong. Even worse is when you just hit "Reply":
        To: me@example.com
        Subject: Re: Here are some pics from my weekend
    
    I guess your friend just won't see how your weekend went. [Update: I couldn't find a bug for this so I added this one.] [Update 2: ... and quickly closed: "fixed for 2.0". Cool.]

Tagged: programming, General, ui


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