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20-11-2016, 10:01 PM
I had but have now lost the contacts sidebar in Thunderbird email client. I can get the full contacts in another window but that only allows one contact at a time to be entered in a reply/forward email. Any ideas out there?

20-11-2016, 10:06 PM

20-11-2016, 10:56 PM
Hi Wainuitech, I've got no idea what to do. A number of comments are available but make no sense. (to me anyway) The Thunderbird version is 45.3.0, for what it's worth - maybe I'll sleep on it .Thank you anyway

Speedy Gonzales
20-11-2016, 11:03 PM
Looks like some sites have 45.5.0, but its not on the site. Only 45.4.0 is

21-11-2016, 09:25 AM
Hi Speedy, now got 45.4 0
the only way to do it (I think) is open the address window, minimise, open mail to forward,reply, minimise, then laboriously enter one at a time - there's gotta be a better way!

21-11-2016, 10:02 AM
Just installed thunderbird to try -- As per the linked article. Its simple.

When you Open a mail ( either New or reply) press the F9 key and your address list will show on the left. You can also do the same by opening a new mail, up top click View - Tick Contacts side bar.
From then on any new / Reply mails will automatically have the address book showing.

21-11-2016, 01:02 PM
45.5.0 is out,you should be able to update and your problem may have been fixed


21-11-2016, 08:07 PM
Lawrence, I updated to 45.5.0 and (fingers crossed) the addresses were back, on the left side. THANK YOU SO MUCH! and to all you others, I'm so grateful for your comments - Press F1 is a marvelous source of information - cheers from Jayal