Enable closing Inbox tab



2 years ago
a year ago


(Reporter: ovari123, Unassigned)


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2 years ago
User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.3; Win64; x64; rv:50.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/50.0
Build ID: 20161208153507

Steps to reproduce:

1. Open Thunderbird with only the default Thunderbird Email tab showing.
2. Move Thunderbird so that the Thunderbird window occupies only left half on the screen. The right half of the screen is empty.
3. Open Calendar tab (part of Lightning)
4. Drag and drop the Calendar tab onto the right half of the screen

Actual results:

The left Thunderbird window only has the Email tab (correct).

The right Thunderbird windows has the Email tab (incorrect) and the Calendar tab (correct).

Expected results:

The left Thunderbird window should only have the Email tab.

The right Thunderbird window should only have the Calendar tab.

Comment 1

2 years ago
No. That's not how it should work.
Last Resolved: 2 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID

Comment 2

2 years ago
(In reply to Jorg K (GMT+1) from comment #1)
Thank you Jörg K for your response.

Lightning was one example; perhaps not the best.

Another example is CardBook:

This would enable CardBook to work like the current Thunderbird Address Book with it’s own window. This is in addition to the current behavior as a separate tab.

Please advise if you require more information to enable this enhancement bug status to be set to NEW.

Thank you

Comment 3

2 years ago
So if I understand you correctly, you want to move an add-on tab, for example created by CardBook, to its own window.

You're swimming against the current with this request. We try to do everything in tabs. In TB 52 you will be able to edit/create Calendar events in a tab and you can already edit TB options in a tab (if you set the preference mail.preferences.inContent. We are working on moving the account manager to a tab as well.

As I said, every window will have at least the mail tab. If you want CardBook to work in a stand-alone window, please talk to the author.

Even as an enhancement, your request wouldn't receive any attention.

Comment 4

2 years ago
Created attachment 8824825 [details]
JK's setup

You wouldn't like this: Five tabs: Mail, Activity Manager, Calendar, new event, Options. Some people would kill for composing a new message in a tab, too.

Comment 5

2 years ago
Created attachment 8824835 [details]
Close tab for Inbox.png

(In reply to Jorg K (GMT+1) from comment #3)
> So if I understand you correctly, you want to move an add-on tab, for
> example created by CardBook, to its own window.

Sorry, the enhancement bug request is to be able to close the Inbox tab as shown in the attached image.


2 years ago
Summary: Dragging a tab creates a new windows with that tab and default Thunderbird tab → Enable closing Inbox tab

Comment 6

2 years ago
OK, I marked that as "Enhancement" with solution "Resolved / WONTFIX". Anyway, let's ask the experts:

Richard and Magnus, what do you think about providing a facility to close the mail tab and/or let people drag out single tabs to a new window without that window having a mail tab?
Severity: normal → enhancement
Flags: needinfo?(richard.marti)
Flags: needinfo?(mkmelin+mozilla)
As I understand TB's tabs have a limited functionality TB needs in it's main window (also multiple windows are all main windows) always a 3-pane view. Ovari21 should ask the developer of Cardbook if he could add opening it in it's own window.
Flags: needinfo?(richard.marti)
Yes too much complication to be worth it.
Flags: needinfo?(mkmelin+mozilla)
Component: Untriaged → Toolbars and Tabs
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