Show Address Book Contact Information in tooltips

NEW
Unassigned

Status

Thunderbird
Mail Window Front End
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enhancement
12 years ago
5 years ago

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(Reporter: Scott MacGregor, Unassigned)

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Description

12 years ago
when you mouse over an e-mail recipient, we currently show a tooltip for the person's e-mail address. It might be nice if we looked that card up in the address book and filled the tooltip in with information like phone number, company, etc.
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Updated

12 years ago
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED
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Comment 1

11 years ago
punting. I didn't get to this.
Target Milestone: Thunderbird2.0 → Thunderbird 3
QA Contact: front-end

Comment 2

11 years ago
I agree - this could be a useful feature. Say you get an email from someone who is in your address book (which you know as Thunderbird will only display the contact name not the whole email address). You see their signature or some contact details in the body of the email and want to know if your address book details are up to date. Being able to see all the address book details in tooltips would save a lot of clicking - opening the address book, navigating to their card, and possibly checking the different tabs within the card.
OS: Windows XP → All
Hardware: PC → All
Version: 2.0 → Trunk
The context menu is only shown if we use the display name for an address. If full address are used within the header pane there isn't a tooltip. Would it be worth to also use tooltip for full addresses in such a case? Otherwise this feature will only be seen by people using display names. What's bad IMO.

Further it would be nice to also have it within the contacts sidebar.
Assignee: mscott → nobody
Status: ASSIGNED → NEW
Target Milestone: Thunderbird 3 → ---

Comment 4

10 years ago
might be smart to look and be integrated - presenting the contact info within 3-pane.

Also useful to know an address is _not_ in your address book - maybe by showing the abname if it IS in ab address book?
UI issue, Bryan, thoughts?
Flags: wanted-thunderbird3?

Updated

8 years ago
Severity: normal → enhancement
Version: Trunk → unspecified
Flags: wanted-thunderbird3?
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