Archive for the ‘Hacks’ Category

New steps to getting plugins to work

Tuesday, January 4th, 2011

So if nothing else has been working for you, then try the following:

  1. Open about:config (you can do this by typing in about:config in the url bar for ThunderBrowse or via Tools < Options < Advanced < General < Config Editor)
  2. In the filter bar, type plugin
  3. Verify the following settings are set to these values:
    • plugin.scan.plid.all to true
    • plugin.disable to false
    • mailnews.message_display.allow.plugins to true
  4. Restart Thunderbird.

This should get everything working. I don’t think I have this set on my main dev machine, and I’ve been having problems with plugins but have been too busy to investigate it. I’m pretty sure I haven’t changed this pref on my main machine, which would mean this might be a bug that was fixed in Thunderbird.

Either way, that should do it. I’ve updated the settings code so it will modify these preferences as well., a secret feature

Saturday, July 5th, 2008

File Uploading Support has been canceled.

A future version may have this.

I like to thank mzz and Venus_Mars for all the help they gave me. Thank you!

In other news, I’ve yet to get the new version translated. Hooray for me! (This can be a bad thing).

TB Noscript 0.1

Thursday, February 21st, 2008

So many people asked for this, I just went ahead and made it. It’s Noscript for Thunderbird. And it’s nothing close to the Firefox version. So don’t assume it’s going to be incredibly awesome. That’s all advanced stuff that I’m not adding for free.

Since I’m not going to be personally using it, I have no interest to keep it going. Though I would probably work on it if people asked and donated (maybe).

What this does: If a website isn’t listed in the list (a space seperated list of domains found in javascript.allow.onpages), ThunderBrowse won’t run Javascript on it. To add a website, just add the domain only (ex: and ThunderBrowse will run javascript on,,, etc.

What it doesn’t do: Easy adding to whitelist, no statusbar stuff, no pretty images, allow js for mail, global allow js quickly.

What it’s never going to do: Run scripts individually, so that if I’m on this page, and there are scripts to run from, I can’t allow the scripts only from to run and not the ones on

This only works with version 3.2.1, it won’t even boot if you install in anything that is lower than that version. The reason is because of the function needed is broken in and below.

As with TBZoom, you can’t redistribute this. You can link to this category for updates.

To install TB Noscript, click here while in ThunderBrowse.

Announcing TB Noscript

Monday, February 18th, 2008

Back at the lab, TB Noscript has been coded, and is complete of the first and so far only version (it’s for advanced users only, and is not going to be supported).

Why don’t I just release it now? Because it requires ThunderBrowse version 3.2.1 or higher to function.

New Extension: TBZoom

Saturday, December 29th, 2007

If you want ThunderBrowse to also have zoomed content (View<Text Size) you can install TBZoom. It includes a feature I probably won’t add to the official build of ThunderBrowse due to its many calls might eat “too much” RAM on older systems. It doesn’t eat alot, but then again, I really didn’t put it through any tests.

Like the other extensions, it’s a freeware extension. Unlike the others, YOU CAN’T DISTRIBUTE IT. No putting it up on download mirrors, nothing. No means NO. I really don’t want to have to deal with any updates I might make and have to ping every freakin’ body. I would also like it if you linked to this and NOT to the direct file. I have my reasons.

Other than that, it’s about 3KB and it’s at Version 0.2 which you can totally download/install here.