Messaging menu options 'Contacts' & 'Compose a New Message' do not belong

Bug #777072 reported by Mark Tyrrell on 2011-05-04
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Messaging Menu Thunderbird Extension

Bug Description

The options in the messaging menu for 'Contacts' & 'Compose a New Message' shouldn't be there. These seem more like context menu options that belong in launcher integration, and have no place in the messaging menu. My understanding of the messaging menu was that it contains the application and a list of notifications. So for example if a new mail notification is waiting it should show the folder with an unread count.

Mike Conley (mconley) wrote :

Hey Mark,

Thanks for the bug report!

Looking at the Messaging Menu article on the Ubuntu Wiki (, I can find no explicit mention on what items should / should not be in the Messaging Menu. Indicators for sure. Application shortcuts are a bit murkier.

The strongest argument for adding these shortcuts: it's what's already included with Evolution ( - and we'd like to be consistent with that (leveraging some recognition over recall there).



Mike Conley (mconley) wrote :

As a followup - it might be good to have an option to not include those shortcut items in the Messaging Menu. I'll put that on the wishlist. Thanks!

Changed in messagingmenu-extension:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: New → Triaged
BehzadSh (behzadsh) wrote :

When I was using Thunderbird 3.3b3pre (Code Name: Miramar) everything was ok but when I upgrade it to 5.0b1 (from ppa:mozillateam/thunderbird-next) This bug happened to me though Thunderbird icon seen in the Messaging Menu.

Here is an screenshot:

Mike Conley (mconley) wrote :


Hey - thanks for the bug report! I've opened


Changed in messagingmenu-extension:
importance: Wishlist → High
importance: High → Medium
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