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Is there a way to open about:config and thoroughly canceling Compact in Thunderbird??

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  1. Mark C. Hein 1 post
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    Hello All, I was thrilled to discover and implement the results of adding a command line to Firefox's about:config which enabled the Dual Core features of Firefox's latest upgrade!! This allows Firefox to run and load at a much faster rate and with more links' tabs open at one time! (see: link text ) Is there then a similar way to add the mentioned feature to Thunderbird in some similar manner? Next I think I've turned off Thunderbird's Compact feature through the Tools/Options or is there a way to absolutely be sure that the job is done? I save many emails in a separate Local Folder comprised of "my way back when Emails" from the days before Thunderbird and which is titled "Outlook Express Import" for obvious reasons <VBG> .....

    Many thanks in advance....... Mark

    Hello All, I was thrilled to discover and implement the results of adding a command line to Firefox's about:config which enabled the Dual Core features of Firefox's latest upgrade!! This allows Firefox to run and load at a '''''much''''' faster rate and with more links' tabs open at one time! (see: [https://www.infopackets.com/news/9906/how-fix-make-firefox-faster-enable-multi-processor-support link text] ) Is there then a similar way to add the mentioned feature to Thunderbird in some similar manner? Next I '''think''' I've turned off Thunderbird's Compact feature through the Tools/Options or is there a way to '''''absolutely''''' be sure that the job is done? I save many emails in a separate Local Folder comprised of "my way back when Emails" from the days before Thunderbird and which is titled "Outlook Express Import" for obvious reasons <VBG> ..... Many thanks in advance....... Mark
  2. Chris Ilias 1867 posts
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    If I understand correctly, you're referring to multi-process support in Firefox, and asking how to enable it in Thunderbird.

    Right now, it is not supported in Thunderbird. The first Firefox release to support it is built on version 48 of the Mozilla platform. The current version of Thunderbird is built on version 45 of the Mozilla platform. Maybe you'll see it in a future version of Thunderbird, at which point the way to edit the preference would be using the Config Editor.

    Regarding compacting, you'll know that it's off if the file size of your folders doesn't go down. Other than that, maybe keep an eye on the status bar to make sure it never says "Compacting folder". But you really should be compacting your folders. There's no reason to disabled it. Here's a blog post about what compacting folders is, and why you should do it.

    If you have any other questions, it's best to ask in the support forum. You posted your question in a forum for discussing the Thunderbird Accessibility Features article. :)

    If I understand correctly, you're referring to multi-process support in Firefox, and asking how to enable it in Thunderbird. Right now, it is not supported in Thunderbird. The first Firefox release to support it is built on version 48 of the Mozilla platform. The current version of Thunderbird is built on version 45 of the Mozilla platform. Maybe you'll see it in a future version of Thunderbird, at which point the way to edit the preference would be using the [[Config Editor]]. Regarding compacting, you'll know that it's off if the file size of your folders doesn't go down. Other than that, maybe keep an eye on the status bar to make sure it never says "''Compacting folder''". But you really should be compacting your folders. There's no reason to disabled it. Here's a blog post about [http://ilias.ca/blog/2011/06/what-is-compacting-folders-in-thunderbird-and-why-you-should-do-it/ what compacting folders is, and why you should do it]. If you have any other questions, it's best to ask in the [https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/new support forum]. You posted your question in a forum for discussing the [[Thunderbird Accessibility Features]] article. :)