Archive for the ‘TBExtInt’ Category

The status of TBZoom, TB Properties, and TBExtInt

Monday, January 18th, 2010

Your face when you saw this post.Heads up.

TBZoom will be fading out soon. With it, I will also be removing TB Properties. And before you grab onto your nearest email client to write to me, hear me out first.

Though don’t freak out when you hear me say “removed” in this post*, I mean it will no longer appear on the download page on You can still download it here, but I offer no support for it.


TBZoom did a great job. It was supposed to allow the zoom manager from TB2 work for ThunderBrowse tabs, and it did so perfectly.

However, in 3.2.8, I added support for the TB3 zoom manager (in TB3 tabs). Because of this, TBZoom really isn’t needed as much as it was before. This doesn’t mean I’ll be removing it completely, it does mean that I will be removing it from update cycles. TBZoom will not be updated anymore because it doesn’t really need to be. It’s legacy software for Thunderbird 1.5-2.0.

TB Properties

* This one will completely die.

Now, with that aside, I will be stopping TB Properties support, remove it from AMO, delete its entry from the download page here and leave it only downloadable via the GS! Networks Project page. Why? Because MOST of the software on that page is BETA\ALPHA\EXPERIMENTAL.

I also don’t use TB Properties. And it’s more likely that if I’m not using it, I probably won’t be updating it. Several people have informed me that it broke their context menus on Thunderbird 3 when they tried to use it. Do note, that TB Properties is not supported for Thunderbird 3, and I take no responsibility for the fact some of you modified the code and the software stopped working. TB Properties had a moderate run, but it’s really just a sloppy hack.


In addition, I will not be supporting TBExtInt. You might have realized this already. I’m going to make this official by saying that TBExtInt will not be further developed. It too was a rush job and does not reflect the quality of software that I normally strive for. It was an experiment and it’s results were mixed. I wished for better but I didn’t get what I thought I would.

In the end, TBExtInt became more of a burden than a solution. I learned a bit from it, I’m glad I didn’t spend a lot of work on it.

TB Noscript

A side note on Noscript, as I mentioned when I first wrote it, I won’t be continuing it. It was for fun to play around with some settings. By no means did I mean to make it a legitimate product. It was a small side project. As such, I was surprised when a lot of people downloaded it. I really wish that the real NoScript worked in Thunderbird, but I doubt that will ever happen.

TBExtInt 0.4 Released

Thursday, July 17th, 2008

I’ve released TBExtInt 0.4 today. It’s now on AMO.

The code is a lot cleaner now then before, and it no longer requires ThunderBrowse being installed.

The extension is for both Firefox and Thunderbird. Install it into both of them for this process to work. Or if you have ThunderBrowse installed, you only need to install it into Firefox.

It barrows heavily from ThunderBrowse for the Thunderbird side of the code. The Firefox version just has a code reorganization.

You can download the new version at AMO:

and at:

NOTE: TBExtInt can’t be installed into Thunderbird if ThunderBrowse is currently installed. will detect TBExtInt’s installation and remove it from Thunderbird automatically. More on that later.


Thursday, May 1st, 2008

Software: Firefox 0.9 to 3.0.*, Thunderbird 1.5-3.0a1


AMO Listing/Download (sandbox)

Direct DL: Here

OS: Windows, Mac, Linux

Tired of having to download extensions and drag them into Thunderbird, then delete the original file? Want to install Thunderbird extensions quickly within Firefox? This is the extension for you! Install this into both Firefox and Thunderbird for it to work. Thunderbird version not compatible with ThunderBrowse

WebDemo: (really old)

Original Announcement:

WebDemo of TBExtInt

Tuesday, April 29th, 2008

I created a preview video of TBExtInt in action (I missed the settings window, oops. Just know that it looks good).

You can see it here.

Announcing TBExtInt

Sunday, April 27th, 2008

The next version of ThunderBrowse contains a new feature where you can install extensions by adding -install and then the url of the xpi file (this only works on AMO hosted extensions [or for any website host [ex:] listed in your TB whitelist [extensions.install.whitelist]]) to the thunderbird executable, like so:

“C:\Program Files\Mozilla Thunderbird\thunderbird.exe” -install “

In doing so, ThunderBrowse will open a window with the XPI install prompt for that Extension. You can choose to cancel or install the extension.