Status of the "Compose in a tab" experiment

Jeff Grossman jeff at
Wed Apr 6 03:00:12 UTC 2011

On 4/5/2011 11:42 AM, Tanstaafl wrote:
> On 2011-04-05 2:39 PM, Jonathan Protzenko wrote:
>> Compose in a tab is a Mozilla Messaging experiment that bundles an HTML
>> editor called CKEditor, and builds a totally new composition UI, that
>> incidentally also happens to live in a tab.
> Thanks for working on this jonathan!
> Just one question though...
> I happen to be one of those that simply cannot stand using tabs in
> Thunderbird... I love/use them extensively in Firefox, but I have tried
> numerous timed, and don't like tabs in TBird - except I guess I'v
> learned to live with having the calendar there...
> Is there something about this new compose feature that makes it only
> workable in a tab? Or is that just the way you've designed it? The HTML
> composition bugs in TBird are really my only remaining real gripe
> nowadays, and I sure hope the new composer won't *require* the use of
> composing in tabs...
> Thanks again...
> Charles

I agree with Charles also.  I don't use tabs in Thunderbird except for 
the Calendar (only because I have to).  I would love to see any composer 
changes to non-tab use also.


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