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Quickfile is an extension for Mozilla Thunderbird which initially aimed to speed up filing of messages into your mail folder heirarchy but now includes features for navigation and folder creation.
It works by allowing you to type part of a folder name and offers you a list of folders which match what you have typed. Very similar to the history function of the URL bar in Firefox and MSIE, and Google Suggest.
It is an ongoing project which was started in response to a bounty offered by Mark Shuttleworth.
There is a mailing list available where users can discuss features and issues.
Current Stable Release
Quickfile 0.17.0.0011, released 2006-11-30
Changes in 0.17.0.*, released 2006-11-21, updated 2006-11-30
- Fix for folder resolving when there's only the "Local Folders" account
- Fix for accounts without incoming servers
- Autocomplete component logs to console based on debug preference
- Fix auto-selection of next message when moving messages away
- Sync application supported versions with AMO
- Initial 0.17.0.* release
- 0.17.0.0006 - 0.17.0.0001
- Improved implementations for folder creation & navigation
- Support for Thunderbird 1.5, 2 and TRUNK, SeaMonkey
- Component based autocomplete search implementations for toolkit (Firefox) and xpfe (Thunderbird and SeaMonkey)
- Another rewrite
Changes in 0.16 [never officially released]
- Rewrite, supporting navigation, folder creation, use from a mail window
Changes in 0.15, released 2005-04-27, updated 2006-01-16 for Thunderbird 1.5
- Fixed the auto selection of the next message. Previously there was an option in the extension options dialog ‘auto select next message’, which has been removed. This feature is now enabled all the time and works far far better. I’ve not had a single occurance of the previous bug whereby the message preview pane would not have any content, even though the header information was displayed.
- Fixed handling of folders which have regular expression meta-characters in their names. Previously, if your selected folder name included brackets, braces, hash/pounds and various others the OK button would be greyed out. An earlier attempt, privately mailed to a few people failed to fix the problem but I finally tracked the issue down. I’ve not managed to make this version fail on any folder names. If you find an example then please let me know, since I now know where to look for the problem.
Changes in 0.14, released 2004-12-05
- Include support for Thunderbird 1.0(RC)
Changes in 0.13, released 2004-11-06
- Include support for Thunderbird 0.9
- Slight adjustment to the handling of spaces in the search string when the option ‘Allow spaces to match anything’ is enabled. Previously a space matched any number of characters (including zero) followed by a space. Now it matches any number of characters excluding zero and removes the requirement for the space at the end. Net result is that you can now type ‘Qu le’ and expect to get a valid result for ‘Quick File’. Before you would have had to type ‘Qu Fi’. Let me know if this stops it working as you expect but I think this is a more flexible pattern.
Changes in 0.12, released 2004-11-05
- Bug fix for the default folder code. I have no idea how that worked to start with :-)
Changes in 0.11, released 2004-11-03
- New ‘default folder’ option. In the options dialog you may now choose a folder to be preselected in the main Quickfile dialog. This is designed for people who have ‘archive’ folders and want a quick mechanism of moving mail there. Feedback on the usefulness of this feature would be appreciated.
- Minor bug fixes
Changes in 0.10, released 2004-10-28
- Display folder label, rather than URI, in options dialog when search root is a user selected folder
- New search root option to allow selecting a particular server. This allows you to select a root which would normally not be possible since the servers themselves (rather than a folder within them) cannot file messages.
Changes in 0.9, released 2004-10-26
- Initial public release