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How can I configure Thunderbird not to automatically load highlighted email in inbox, as Claws does by default?

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One of the main features of Claws that I like, though I am a long-time TB user and unlikely to stop using it, is that you can scroll through messages in an inbox without them automatically loading; you have to deliberately load them by clicking on messages or pressing a key. This is especially helpful when picking out false positives from my spam/junk folders because after I select an email in the spam folder that I want to mark as not spam/junk, TB automatically loads the next message's body.

Is there a way to configure TB to function this way, i.e., to handle message loading in the inbox pane the same way that Claws does? I have been considering switching to Claws, and this is one reason in favor of doing this, but I love TB and would prefer to just configure it to my preferred way of operating.

Thanks to everyone who can offer suggestions!

One of the main features of Claws that I like, though I am a long-time TB user and unlikely to stop using it, is that you can scroll through messages in an inbox without them automatically loading; you have to deliberately load them by clicking on messages or pressing a key. This is especially helpful when picking out false positives from my spam/junk folders because after I select an email in the spam folder that I want to mark as not spam/junk, TB automatically loads the next message's body. Is there a way to configure TB to function this way, i.e., to handle message loading in the inbox pane the same way that Claws does? I have been considering switching to Claws, and this is one reason in favor of doing this, but I love TB and would prefer to just configure it to my preferred way of operating. Thanks to everyone who can offer suggestions!

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just press F8 and toggle the message reading pane on an off depending on what you are doing. That would be a very simple approach.

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just press F8 and toggle the message reading pane on an off depending on what you are doing. That would be a very simple approach.

just press F8 and toggle the message reading pane on an off depending on what you are doing. That would be a very simple approach.
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I'm embarrassed that the solution was so simple, but I'm grateful for the time you took to share it with me. That is basically exactly what I needed to know. Ideally, I was hoping to change the functionality to something similar to Claws', but this will do.

Thanks a lot!

-Gavin

I'm embarrassed that the solution was so simple, but I'm grateful for the time you took to share it with me. That is basically exactly what I needed to know. Ideally, I was hoping to change the functionality to something similar to Claws', but this will do. Thanks a lot! -Gavin
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