Is it possible (with or without extensions) to always compose/write/reply-to messages in a new tab, as opposed to a new window, so that those open tabs will be saved (along with their contents) when you exit?


According to this issue it's still not implemented.

Status: NEW

Reported: 2008-08-05 16:14 PDT by Susurrus

Assigned To: Nobody; OK to take it and work on it

Importance: -- enhancement with 213 votes

With Thunderbird having a tab interface, it now makes sense to have the compose window default to opening in a new tab versus in a new window. This should probably be a default option but then also have a separate keyboard shortcut; maybe CTRL+N could be used for new window like it is now and CTRL+SHIFT+N could be used for opening in a new tab.

I really think the default should be changed to open in a new tab, but people don't really like change, so maybe give them the option now and change it in the future?

Compose extension is abandoned.

Attention: this addon is a proof of concept, it's experimental and unmaintained. Use at your own risk! We're actively looking for contributors to help with the development. Come and check out our GitHub project!

This addon allows you to write message in a new messenger tab. It uses CKEditor, and replaces the old compose window.

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    Please quote the essential parts of the answer from the reference link(s), as the answer can become invalid if the linked page(s) change. – DavidPostill Jan 11 '16 at 18:36
  • Is there any update on the extension? – alper Jun 10 at 13:46

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