Thunderbird Daily - Zombie Keys release video

Axel Grude axel.grude at
Wed Jun 15 10:55:18 UTC 2016

/Garrafrauns, 15 June 2016 11:45:41 /

Hi guys,

just for your interest here is the latest video from the Thunderbird Daily channel:

It showcases Zombie Keys 
<>, a XUL based addon 
that can be used for entering diacritics in Thunderbird (and Firefox) on an English or 
other keyboard with not native method for these. The latest bugfix features being able 
to use shortcuts such as CTRL+SHIFT+> in order to create a Caron ( ǎ ) without 
activating the "increase font" shortcut in Thunderbird. The problem is that I am using 
keycodes on the "keyup" event and wasn't able to filter out the charcode on key down - 
and the charcode is also locale specific.

There will probably be more fixes suppressing shortcuts forthcoming once users submit 
some. Hope somebody may find it useful. Unfortunately not many people will find this 
video, as the Addon only has 1379 users; I do show it in my release notes but only few 
people actually watch them...


*Axel Grude <mailto:axel.grude at>*
Software Developer
Thunderbird Add-ons Developer (QuickFolders, quickFilters, QuickPasswords, Zombie 
Keys, SmartTemplate4)
AMO Editor Get Thunderbird!

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