Status of the "Compose in a tab" experiment

Jed jedi.theone at
Sat Dec 31 03:17:54 UTC 2011

Hi Jonathan,

So in a nutshell, "compose in a tab" will soon be built into TB?

On 31/12/11 6:38 AM, Jonathan Protzenko wrote:
> Hi Douglas and others potentially following this thread,
> The compose in a tab experiment is and remains an experiment. I have no
> time to invest any more time into it, so please consider it as a dead
> project from now on. (There should be a disclaimer for that on the addon
> page on
> The goal of that experiment was manifold:
> - perform all the composition process with as much as javascript as
> possible: most of that work has been recycled for the Thunderbird
> Conversations addon and its quick reply feature (which is actively
> maintained),
> - experiment with another editor for writing html mail: the ckeditor has
> been a less than satisfactory one, and I don't think we want to keep it
> if we were to do future iterations of this thing,
> - implement the compose in a tab feature: since tabs on top just
> recently landed on trunk, I'm pretty sure we'll see that fixed in the
> upcoming months.
> Thanks for your interest! Cheers,
> jonathan
> On Fri 30 Dec 2011 08:11:24 PM CET, Douglas Shuck wrote:
>> Hello
>> I really like Compose 0.2, addresses a number of short falls withing
>> the in standard Thunderbird product in the messaging area. The only
>> issue that i have experienced is that it apparently disables my spell
>> checker. I use US Spell Checker 5.0.1 and simply won't work as long as
>> Compose is enabled. Has anyone else experienced this?
>> Doug
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