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Status: New idea

I am posting my reply to the thread below as a new idea, to highlight my take on the OP's original description, to garner clarity.

The widespread use of CardDAV has grown significantly, especially for businesses.

It's frustrating not being able to set a remote address book as the default, in Thunderbird's settings.

Whenever adding a new contact, particularly from a received message, when clicking on the address book icon, it will use the local Personal Address Book by default. One has to then Edit it either there, or drag the entry between the Personal and Remote address book within the Address Book manager.

The thorough solution would be:

  • To have an Address Book configuration section under Settings
  • Be able to select the default address book for adding new contacts
  • Be able to select an alternative address book when adding a new contact from a message header


Status changed to: New idea
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How do I get my address book back? It disappeared when I upgraded Thunderbird.

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I would also really appreciate this feature.  And I would be willing to give it a shot to add it, but am unfamiliar with the Thunderbird code base.  If a dev can point me in the general direction in the Thunderbird codebase, I'd do my best to add this feature.