User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win 9x 4.90; en-US; rv:1.4b) Gecko/20030429 Mozilla Firebird/0.6 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win 9x 4.90; en-US; rv:1.4b) Gecko/20030429 Mozilla Firebird/0.6 Hello everybody, Phoenix is a browser, but certainly people do need mail too. Especially for people who run their browser in fullscreen-mode, or at least maximised, it would be handy to have a button reachable without having to minimise the browser in order to open for example a mail-client, a news-client, a chat-client or some other program that fits the context of a browser. My suggestion is that one can add a button to the toolbar that can be assigned to a program-file. If bug 33282 is fixed, there could be a mail-button for phoenix that is assigned to the default mailto-handler. Sven Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. 2. 3.
Nice idea, but perhaps better suited to being implemented as an extension than as a default part of the browser? I just question how useful this is to most users... David, Seb, noririty, what do you think? Dev review or WONT?
Let's leave it open until a developer sees it. Mozilla Firebird needs a "launch mail" toolbar button. Bug 173954 is about adding a Send Link item to the File menu, but I found no bug about adding a Mail/News button (which would launch the default mailto: handler). This bug in its current state should probably be wontfixed but I'd like to change it to a "Add toolbar button for Mail/News" rfe. Asa?
I just want to add that making that kind of button assignable to any program and also adding a keyboard shortcut to it would help to maintain the mozilla suite without having a suite. STRG+2 for example is doing nothing in Firebird but could become/remain the mail-shortcut. I think that although as a standard button only the default mailto: handler is useful, being able to assemble ones own personal web-suite with these kind of buttons is useful to anybody that uses other programs than browser and mail with the internet. E.g. instant messengers, addressbook, composer, calendar or a news-client other than thunderbird. It might be slightly off topic but I know companies that try to set a "corporate cockpit" into place where the browser opens after starting the computer and everything is done from and through the browser. Although this might be a little over the edge it shows that assembling a personal program-suite is something useful for private people as well as companies. Is there really that much of a difference in terms of programming if one creates an assignable toolbar button of which one function is the default mailto: handler and creating a button that can just do that? The mail button would have to look into the registry, which is actually more functionality than simply executing a user-given path/program with some %x variables to it.
--> NEW Although I personally think this should really be marked WONTFIX, it may have value in the post AppSuite world.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
Summary: [RFE] Add toolbar buttons assignable to external programs → Add toolbar buttons assignable to external programs
Taking QA Contact
QA Contact: asa → bugzilla
Assignee: hyatt → nobody
QA Contact: bugzilla → toolbars
We're not going to add this to Firefox, but I bet add-ons exist to do something like this!
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 6 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
Gavin, how much are you willing to bet? Too late: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/firefox/addon/custom-buttons/ And here's how to make a custom button launch an external app (tested and works on Mac OS too): http://custombuttons.sourceforge.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=593
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