[Python-Dev] Quick access to Python bug reports in Thunderbird

Alan McIntyre alan.mcintyre at esrgtech.com
Sun Feb 27 21:45:37 CET 2005


Thanks; that works very well (in Firefox, too). I got it to work for 
patches, but the URL is a bit uglier (like this: 
I assume there's a way to shorten that some, but it works as is and I 
probably won't change it. :-)


Martin v. Löwis wrote:

> I find that I frequently need to open a bug report
> whose bug number is in a python-dev email I read
> with Mozilla Thunderbird.
> I now tried to automate things a bit more, and found
> the excellent DictionarySearch plugin:
> http://dictionarysearch.mozdev.org/index.html
> To install, follow these steps:
> 1. Download the plugin (for Thunderbird, make
>    sure to download to disk)
> http://dictionarysearch.mozdev.org/download.php/http://downloads.mozdev.org/dictionarysearch/dictionarysearch_0.8.xpi 
> 2. In Thunderbird, open Tools/Extensions/Install,
>    select the file downloaded
> 3. Open Tools/Extensions again, double-click DictionarySearch.
> 4. In "Dictionary 1", fill in
>    Text: Python Bug $
>    Access Key: y (as P will conflict with Print)
>    URL: http://www.python.org/sf/$
> To use the plugin, select a bug report number in a message,
> select the context menu, and type y (or click the Python
> Bug menu entry).
> Regards,
> Martin
> P.S. In case you wonder why this plugin is DictionarySearch:
> it is meant to lookup words in an email in a dictionary, e.g.
> Wikipedia.
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