Contacts Context menu

Asked by hamen on 2008-02-25

How to add a menu item in context menu in contacts list?

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From extension or scriptlet?

DevenPhillips (deven-phillips) said : #2

Either would be acceptable to me... I'd love to be able to use my contact list to show on-line status of contacts as well as a right-click option to start a chat session.

Whooops, I think we're mixing issues. :-) I think imorgillo's question was a development-oriented question (right Ivan?), while yours is a feature request. I'm not sure I understand it, though. Right now conversations are started by left-clicking on a contact; are you suggesting a different way? If so, how would it work?

DevenPhillips (deven-phillips) said : #4

You're probably right about it being a feature request. Anyhow, here's a detailed concept...

If a contact in your address book has an IM Nick attached to it, have SamePlace show their on/off-line status in the address book of Thunderbird.

Additionally, be able to initiate a new IM conversation from an address book entry via some sort of context menu.

The reason I say this is that in our company has every user (some 300+) on our internal Jabber server. If we had to scroll through 300+ names in the SamePlace panel it would be impossible to manage.



Hmm, the real problem here might be that the existing means of selecting contacts quickly aren't easily discoverable. Did you try contact find-as-you-type? It's the "magnifier" icon in the toolbar, or Control+Space. Does that fit the bill, too?

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