Thunderbird

Contacts Sidebar

Contacts Sidebar displays all available address books in a sidebar in the 3-pane-window of Thunderbird. It makes all your contacts easy accessible from the main window to quickly write messages, or to edit the properties of a contact card.

As of version 0.6, the Contacts Sidebar also replaces the sidebar in the compose window. The sidebar in Thunderbirds main window and the sidebar in the compose window have the same context menu and share the same features.

There a quite some features in the Contacts Sidebar that you can change to match personal preference. As for all extension, the Contacts Sidebar options can be found in the "Tools | Add-ons" list. In this list either double click on the Contacts Sidebar entry, or select the sidebar entry and choose "Options" in the context menu.

Latest stable release - September 16, 2007

The latest stable release of Contacts Sidebar is version 0.7.1. You can download this release from the downloads section.

See the Changelog for a complete list of changes.

Highlights

Keyboard & Mouse Shortcuts

Command Keyboard Shortcut Mouse Shortcut
Write message to primary email address Enter left double click
middle click
Write message to additional email address Ctrl+Enter Ctrl+double left click
Ctrl+middle click
Write message in inverted HTML/Plain Text format to primary email address Shift+Enter Shift+left double click
Shift+middle click
Write message in inverted HTML/Plain Text format to additional email address Shift+Ctrl+Enter Shift+Ctrl+double left click
Shift+Ctrl+middle click
View properties contacts card Alt+Enter Alt+double left click
Alt+middle click
Delete selected contacts Delete
Add new card to address book Insert