User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64) AppleWebKit/537.11 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/23.0.1271.97 Safari/537.11 Steps to reproduce: Start up-to-date Thunderbird on Windows 7 - one tab (#1) with messages is opened automatically Open Add-ons Manager from Menu (Tools / Add-ons), it opens in a new tab (#2), BACK/FORWARD navigation buttons are shown in the left column (see screenshot Clipboard01) Type something (e.g. "button") in the "search all add-ons" edit field and hit ENTER Click "See all 237 results" in the last row or results which opens a web page in a new tab (#3). There are no navigation buttons available. Click any link in the window, e.g. "Register" at the top of the page. The new webpage is shown in the current tab (#3). Actual results: Now, it is impossible to navigate back to search results in tab #3, since there are still no navigation buttons (or menu items) available (see screenshot Clipboard02). Moreover, using mouse (Microsoft Wireless Laser 7000) with additional button set for BACK command (which works with any browser) does not work either. Expected results: Navigation buttons should be visible/available when browsing webpages in Thunderbird tabs at all times.
Component: Toolbars and Tabs → Add-ons Manager
Product: Thunderbird → Toolkit
Version: 17 → Trunk
I suspect that those navigation buttons are displayed only for Add-ons Manager tab. Or maybe we should get rid of them also from Thunderbird, because there is a while since those arrows have been removed from Firefox. Andy, what’s your opinion related to this?
I'm not sure, it would probably be a question for the Thunderbird team. If I read the bug report correctly, the problem is that the add-ons manager is linking over to a website (in this case addons.mozilla.org, but it could be conceivably any site) and opening up that website pages in a new tab. A content page is being shown, but it has no back, forward navigation. Perhaps that might be related to bug 1314917 and the reason for those arrows. But it would only work if the new pages opened in the same page. Further, any link you then click on AMO then opens Firefox which if I was a Thunderbird user I would find rather confusing.
Moving this bug to Thunderbird -> General since the Thunderbird team might have a solution/decision for this issue.
Component: Add-ons Manager → General
Product: Toolkit → Thunderbird
OS: Windows 7 → All
Type: defect → enhancement
Summary: Missing back and forward buttons in browser tab → Improve Add-on interface by adding back and forward buttons in tab (see comment #9)
Component: General → Add-Ons: General
Summary: Improve Add-on interface by adding back and forward buttons in tab (see comment #9) → Improve Add-on interface by adding back and forward buttons in tab (see comment #9)
You need to log in before you can comment on or make changes to this bug.