Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Google Wave in Thunderbird 3

While it's not in the format I would ideally want, I recently got Google Wave inside Thunderbird 3. How, you might ask. Simple: the new content tabs feature.

So, to do it, go into the Error Console, and type this line in: Components.classes[';1'].getService(Components.interfaces.nsIWindowMediator).getMostRecentWindow("mail:3pane").document.getElementById("tabmail").openTab("contentTab", {contentPage: ""});. Note that Google Wave for some idiotic reason decides that Thunderbird isn't a valid UA to be using, so you have to convince it to disable the UA with the ?nouacheck. I thought browser sniffing died out years ago...

For bonus points, if you restart Thunderbird, the tab will stay open, so all you need to do is login again!