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Thunderbird documentation status

This page tracks documentation status and work progress for Thunderbird documentation. Feel free to contribute!


Pages No tags Needs* tags Missing tags Editorial reviews Technical reviews Outdated pages Dev-doc-needed bugs
72 30 (42%) 2 (3%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (2%) 66 (92%) 31 (44%)

See also localization status of this section.

No tags

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Needs* tags

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Outdated pages

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Dev-doc-needed bugs

Found 31 bugs. Learn more about how to resolve a dev-doc-needed bug.

Bug Summary Release
763471 Convert Dropbox Filelink provider code to addon ---
536552 Make sure gFolderTreeView.toggleOpenRow works even if a string is passed in as the index ---
1243550 Bring Browser Console to Thunderbird Thunderbird 50.0
964425 Remove msgFolderPickerOverlay.dtd from /mail/ Thunderbird 30.0
892255 Remove "Revocation Lists" button from Advanced > Certificates options Thunderbird 25.0
791311 Dont disable the menubar for existing users Thunderbird 18.0
698925 add support for sending attachments via the cloud Thunderbird 12.0
711980 Permanent orange: TEST-UNEXPECTED-FAIL | test_mailtoURL.js | test_mime_attachments_size.js | test_attachmentChecker.js | xpcshell/head.js Thunderbird 12.0
644169 Move tab selector above the mail toolbar, and give each tab its own toolbar (tabs on top for Thunderbird) Thunderbird 11.0
708982 Provide listenable events for attachment operations in the compose window Thunderbird 11.0
664726 Add hooks to make address book more extend-able Thunderbird 7.0
536543 Make getIndexOfFolder return a number, not a string Thunderbird 3.1a1
536042 Provide a way for folder tree modes to express parent relationships and tell us which folder a message belongs to Thunderbird 3.1a1
420317 [thunderbird] Request a tinderbox setup with debug enabled and not stripped ---
465138 New message-reader UI elements in header pane need to be customizable Thunderbird 3.0rc1
494962 Include Protovis and jQuery + some jQueryUI bits in TB3 Thunderbird 3.0b4
490042 Provide hooks so extensions can easily modify the message header view Thunderbird 3.0b4
480623 move compact message header view to an extension Thunderbird 3.0b3
414038 Replace rdf-driven folder pane with a js-driven/non-rdf treeview Thunderbird 3.0b1
777732 Remove vestiges of compose window recycling Thunderbird 48.0
832034 support non-IMAP async folder create types in processNextBatch of mailWindowOverlay.js Thunderbird 23.0
650776 Use nsTreeSanitizer instead of mozSanitizingSerializer Thunderbird 14.0
629462 Add a MailServices module Thunderbird 3.3a3
619888 Add a JavaScript dictionary which can support arbitrary keys Thunderbird 3.3a2
464770 Pluggable filter lists Thunderbird 3.0b3
419356 Allow extensions to add custom filter actions Thunderbird 3.0b1
420830 Expose mime_create() to content type handler plugins Thunderbird 3.0b1
346278 Allow building localized lightning langpacks ---
403006 Pref driven calendar registration 1.0b1
378754 Calendar Auto Configuration/Deployment 1.0b1
475715 Create a binding for the calendar list 1.0b1

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fr 72 2 (2%) 0 (0%)
ru 72 2 (2%) 1 (50%)


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