Add ability to "Copy Email Address" from Address Book Card Pane

NEW
Unassigned

Status

enhancement
13 years ago
6 years ago

People

(Reporter: mozillabugs, Unassigned)

Tracking

unspecified
Thunderbird 3

Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)

Details

User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8.1.1) Gecko/20061204 Firefox/2.0.0.1
Build Identifier: version 2 beta 1 (20061206)

Thunderbird needs the ability to "Right Click > Copy Email Address" from the address book card pane, similar to what you can do from an email's "From" header.  This would benefit both usability and interface consistency.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open Address Book
2. Single-click an entry in the Address Book
3. Right-click "Email" link in the Card pane.
Actual Results:  
Nothing happens.  No context menu, unable to copy email address.

Expected Results:  
A context menu giving the ability to "Copy Email Address."  It should probably also have "Compose Email To" so that it is consistent with the context menu from an email's "From" header.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → ASSIGNED
Ever confirmed: true
Target Milestone: --- → Thunderbird 3
FYI: Related bug 96968.
I would think that this is a valid RFE.
Assignee: mscott → nobody
Status: ASSIGNED → NEW
Flags: wanted-thunderbird3?
I think it makes sense to add "Copy e-mail address" CSM entry also for the list view above the Card pane. Like in case of selecting multiple contacts and then choosing "Write" from the CSM.
This will be very useful in case if one wants to have a comma separate list of e-mails from the address book.
Duplicate of this bug: 735827
Hm, this feature is wanted since 2006, but nothing happened since then :-(
So many new releases (now we have Thunderbird 12.0), but this small, but very useful feature request was never noticed. Sad :-(
Flags: wanted-thunderbird3?
This feature is already implemented v15.0.1. In card pane is address clicable and has right click menu. But it would be usefull to be able to copy address even in list pane.
The feature is NOT implemented @Frantisek 
On 17.0 in 3-pane view. In the List, the right-click (ctrl-click on Mac) menu has Properties, Write, Instant Message and Delete. 

In the card, the email is not ctrl-clickable. Clicking on it sends a message
(In reply to Mitra Ardron from comment #8)
> The feature is NOT implemented @Frantisek 
> On 17.0 in 3-pane view. In the List, the right-click (ctrl-click on Mac)
> menu has Properties, Write, Instant Message and Delete. 
> 
> In the card, the email is not ctrl-clickable. Clicking on it sends a message

See <a href-"https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=735827>Bug 735827</a> that points out that MoreFunctionsForAddressBook provides several Copy options to the contact context menu.
For those digging through the flames on that Bug, that Add-On is mentioned in Comment #2 of Bug #735827 and is mentioned there as non-functioning.
The Add-On no longer shows up:
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/thunderbird/search/?q=MoreFunctionsForAddressBook

And as anyone who has used TB for many years knows, add-ons have a very high attrition rate, tend to stop working on new versions and are generally poorly supported (For example the Add-Ons search functionality is currently broken on TB 17.0, and for example TB lacks a usable (Gmail-like) threaded conversation view because whenever that is reported as a bug people are refered to a non-usable extension). 

If a function is worth having, or fixes a notable anomaly it probably should be integrated into TB and the reporter of this bug is correct that its an anomaly that you can Copy an email address anywhere EXCEPT in the Address Book.
(In reply to Mitra Ardron from comment #10)
> For those digging through the flames on that Bug, that Add-On is mentioned
> in Comment #2 of Bug #735827 and is mentioned there as non-functioning.
> The Add-On no longer shows up:
> https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/thunderbird/search/
> ?q=MoreFunctionsForAddressBook

http://nic-nac-project.de/~kaosmos/morecols-en.html

The add-on is widely used and works fine here in TB 15-17.
howdy Mitra Ardron,

the following is the site for the author of the extension you mentioned above.
http://nic-nac-project.de/~kaosmos/index-en.html

this next link is for the specific extension ....
- MoreFunctionsForAddressBook
http://nic-nac-project.de/~kaosmos/morecols-en.html

it still works ... and is still maintained, thank goodness! [*grin*] 

take care,
lee
See Also: → 96968
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