Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 30

Thread: A Zimbra Toolbar?

Hybrid View

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Thatcher, AZ
    Posts
    5,606
    Rep Power
    21

    Smile A Zimbra Toolbar?

    Hi all-
    I have a question for you. Would anyone be interested in a Zimbra Firefox/IE toolbar? If so, what would you want it to do?

    I've put together a working toolbar, and posted some screenshots, but the question is:
    With everything having a toolbar, does Zimbra really need a toolbar, and do our users want it?

    I'm incorporating Tim's Firefox Extension Check into the toolbar, but we really want your feedback.

    You're the boss. You tell me whether you think people will use it, and what you want it to do.

    Thanks
    john

    (PS-yes, it works)
    Attached Images Attached Images

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    6,242
    Rep Power
    21

    Default

    -Options on which web-client (advanced/standard) to use (of course you may already have that-what's in the drop down by the zimbra logo?)

  3. #3
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    6,242
    Rep Power
    21

    Default

    Update: It only calls the lite client currently. -It gets much more complex to make calls on the more advanced 'features' using the AJAX client plus you'd often have wait for a new window to load.

    Therefore I suggest a button "Launch Advanced Client"
    Or possibly shorten that to "Launch Zimbra" and set the button choice ajax/lite web-client in options.
    Thoughts?
    Last edited by mmorse; 02-26-2008 at 01:51 PM. Reason: just make one button that can be set to launch the advanced client if desired

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Buffalo, NY
    Posts
    47
    Rep Power
    9

    Default

    I think this is a great idea!
    Thanks,
    Jim...
    Jim...

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Massachusetts
    Posts
    965
    Rep Power
    10

    Default

    Looks nice! Kind of hard to say for what and how much I would actually use it without trying it out, but I would definitely give it a test-drive at the very least.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    71
    Rep Power
    8

    Thumbs up

    I just started using the Zimbra Toaster app that is packaged with Zimbra Desktop. While it's nice in it's concept, it isn't consistent and has a shortcoming or two. Perhaps your Firefox extension could fill in the blanks.

    First, the mail check that is does continues to show messages as being new, even though I've deleted the message. This pretty much defeats the purpose of new mail notification.

    Second, and perhaps more on target with your extension capabilities, is the mailto registration. I absolutely LOVE the fact that it opens up a Zimbra session and starts to compose a message. That integration is exactly what I was hoping to have at some point. My disappointment lies within the fact that if I already have a Zimbra tab/session open it doesn't re-use the existing tab. It starts an entirely new one.

    I use two Firefox extensions for Zimbra, as well as a few other "websites"; FaviconizeTab & Permanent Tab. Faviconize reduces a tab heading to just the icon, eliminating any text description. Permanent Tab prevents the tab from ever closing or any links from redirecting away from the associated site. Anything external will open in a new tab.

    With that, I always have my Zimbra tab open and logged-in. If my computer is on, Firefox is open and Zimbra along with a few other sites are always open. I would be ecstatic if your plugin would make any mailto clicks use an existing Zimbra session/tab if one is already open.

    BTW I am using the AJAX client

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    26
    Rep Power
    7

    Default

    Any toolbar that would allow for webclient and/or desktop to connect calendar and contacts to the outside world woul be great !.....places like Plaxo, LinkedIn, yahoo, and google become online repositories for mainly calendar and contact information with the ability to synchronize with multiple targets (Plaxo does this very well). The Zimbra client needs to somwhow allow for compatibility with these utilities......

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    London, UK
    Posts
    297
    Rep Power
    8

    Default

    A toolbar is a cool idea.
    Being able to show unread RSS count, next appointment, Friend IM status

    How about a firefox sidebar instead of toolbar?

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    20070411174055
    Posts
    45
    Rep Power
    10

    Default

    what is the status of this? Are there any complications or did you just forgot to publish it?
    This would be so awesome and make a lot of stuff easier and quicker

    btw it would be great if one could stuff without loading the complete zimbra suite (add a task or mark it done)
    Regards
    F.
    Last edited by cabotine; 11-08-2008 at 08:06 AM.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Park City, KS
    Posts
    342
    Rep Power
    7

    Default

    Personally, I wouldn't want to use it. I could just as easily set a tab to be logged into the webmail client. And as was mentioned in the original post, so many other programs install toolbars today. You could just about fill your whole IE or Firefox window with nothing but toolbars!

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 26
    Last Post: 04-19-2011, 10:24 AM
  2. Zimbra shutdowns every n hours.
    By Andrewb in forum Administrators
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 08-14-2007, 09:55 AM
  3. Fedora Core 3, Clean Install - Not working!
    By pcjackson in forum Installation
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: 03-05-2006, 07:38 PM
  4. Monitoring : Data not yet avalaible
    By s3nz3x in forum Installation
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 11-30-2005, 07:18 PM
  5. FC3 Install and no zimbra ?
    By aws in forum Installation
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 10-09-2005, 05:19 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •