Run Google Wave Inside Thunderbird 3

Google's Wave tool suffers from a "just another inbox" problem, at least at this early stage. So it makes sense for Thunderbird users to monitor their waves from a tab inside their actual inbox, with a single line of code.

Among Thunderbird 3's new features is Content Tabs, a way to monitor other web sites and web-based messaging from inside Thunderbird. The Quetzalcoatal blog hacked together a little code that opens Wave cleanly and conveniently inside one of these tabs, and even keeps it open after you restart Thunderbird.

To load it up, head to the Tools menu, select Error Console, and enter this line (be sure to select all of it):

Components.classes['@mozilla.org/appshell/window-mediator;1'] .getService(Components.interfaces.nsIWindowMediator).getMostRecentWindow("mail:3pane").document.getElementById("tabmail").openTab("contentTab", {contentPage: "https://wave.google.com/wave/?nouacheck"});

Hit the "Evaluate" button when you're done, and you'll see a new tab asking for your Wave login. Log in, click "Remember" to have Thunderbird remember your password, and now it's just like having a little browser tab opened on Wave.

Google Wave in Thunderbird 3 [Quetzalcoatal via Kabatology]


Comments

    To use this first paste into your text editor and then replace all the quotation marks with normal quotes (eg. not 66 and 99 quotes but just the straight up and down quotes)

      Thanks for that..

      Components.classes['@mozilla.org/appshell/window-mediator;1'].getService(Components.interfaces.nsIWindowMediator).getMostRecentWindow('mail:3pane').document.getElementById('tabmail').openTab('contentTab', {contentPage: 'https://wave.google.com/wave/?nouacheck'});

        That didn't work either.. try this, checked and works.

        Components.classes['@mozilla.org/appshell/window-mediator;1'].getService(Components.interfaces.nsIWindowMediator).getMostRecentWindow('mail:3pane').document.getElementById('tabmail').openTab('contentTab', {contentPage: 'https://wave.google.com/wave/?nouacheck'});

        Seems pasting into comments changes them too.
        Strange that the quotes around
        '@mozilla.org/appshell/window-mediator;1'
        seem to paste OK.. these are the ones you need..

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