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How do I stop the next email from opening when deleting an email

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There used to be a setting to do this in Thunderbird, but it apparently isn't there anymore. I have tried using my profile from the previous install of Thunderbird (that has worked for MANY years) but it wouldn't let TB check mail. I recently built a new computer system so I had to reinstall. I have always just copied over my previous profile, and all was well. This time it didn't work, so I recreated my 8-9 email accounts and let it redownload and that worked well.

Except now when I delete an email it automatically opens the next mail and to me that is VERY annoying because I keep read emails for many reasons, and don't need to reread them 10 times a day.

I'm getting rather annoyed at Tbird, every update removes some functionality in the name of improvement, but in reality just screws things up for those of us who have used it for years. I have been using TB for more years than many people here have been alive just about. I switched to it after Eudora hung it up. I'm just about ready to search for something else.

There used to be a setting to do this in Thunderbird, but it apparently isn't there anymore. I have tried using my profile from the previous install of Thunderbird (that has worked for MANY years) but it wouldn't let TB check mail. I recently built a new computer system so I had to reinstall. I have always just copied over my previous profile, and all was well. This time it didn't work, so I recreated my 8-9 email accounts and let it redownload and that worked well. Except now when I delete an email it automatically opens the next mail and to me that is VERY annoying because I keep read emails for many reasons, and don't need to reread them 10 times a day. I'm getting rather annoyed at Tbird, every update removes some functionality in the name of improvement, but in reality just screws things up for those of us who have used it for years. I have been using TB for more years than many people here have been alive just about. I switched to it after Eudora hung it up. I'm just about ready to search for something else.
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That isn't a solution I was looking for. I found that already. Yes, the plugin still works, but I don't like the way it deselects the next email. I use Classic view and message pane turned off. I'm used to the email being deleted, returning to my inbox, and having the top or next email selected, but not opened. It's a minor thing, but it's what I am used to, and like many others apparently, we like to customize our stuff, AND HAVE IT STAY CUSTOMIZED THAT WAY! I don't mind 'improvements' that I am free to use or not use, but having features ripped out because 'it isn't the way people should use our program' is just plain stupid.

That isn't a solution I was looking for. I found that already. Yes, the plugin still works, but I don't like the way it deselects the next email. I use Classic view and message pane turned off. I'm used to the email being deleted, returning to my inbox, and having the top or next email selected, but not opened. It's a minor thing, but it's what I am used to, and like many others apparently, we like to customize our stuff, AND HAVE IT STAY CUSTOMIZED THAT WAY! I don't mind 'improvements' that I am free to use or not use, but having features ripped out because 'it isn't the way people should use our program' is just plain stupid.
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What you want is not to not open the next message upon deletion, but to change which message is selected. With the Message Pane closed, messages are by definition not opened when selected. See if this discussion is helpful:

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/996042

What you want is not to not ''open'' the next message upon deletion, but to change which message is ''selected''. With the Message Pane closed, messages are by definition not opened when selected. See if this discussion is helpful: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/996042
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I actually want both. I still want the messages selected but NOT opened. I do not have the message pane open, yet when I delete an email, the next one opens up whether it's new or old. I do not want that.

And I don't want to have NO email selected next when I delete an email, I would like the next one selected, but NOT opened. It may sound minor, but it's the way I've been doing it for 20 years or more. And my Thunderbird has worked this way for all this time unitl now when I had to reset it up from scratch.

I am already using the eM client for my email, that works fine. But the free version only handles 2 accounts and that won't serve me when my 30 day trial is up. And most others I've tried will do what I want, but won't go out of that silly 3 column mode, or some other distraction.

I almost switched from Firefox when we had that 'all extensions disabled' fiasco weeks ago, and searched for and found many alternatives, but went back once they fixed it. Thunderbird is what I would like to stay with, but as of right now, it's on it's way out.

I actually want both. I still want the messages selected but NOT opened. I do not have the message pane open, yet when I delete an email, the next one opens up whether it's new or old. I do not want that. And I don't want to have NO email selected next when I delete an email, I would like the next one selected, but NOT opened. It may sound minor, but it's the way I've been doing it for 20 years or more. And my Thunderbird has worked this way for all this time unitl now when I had to reset it up from scratch. I am already using the eM client for my email, that works fine. But the free version only handles 2 accounts and that won't serve me when my 30 day trial is up. And most others I've tried will do what I want, but won't go out of that silly 3 column mode, or some other distraction. I almost switched from Firefox when we had that 'all extensions disabled' fiasco weeks ago, and searched for and found many alternatives, but went back once they fixed it. Thunderbird is what I would like to stay with, but as of right now, it's on it's way out.
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