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Thunderbird

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Double tap won't open Thunderbird messages on a Surface Pro tablet. Have to "select" message & "open" it. Can this bug be fixed please? Whereas a right mouse click works fine with a mouse attached.

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Thunderbird is not touch enabled as such.

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Thanks. Perhaps it's time Mozilla fixed opening messages via touch as many other functions within Thunderbird are touch enabled.

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Mozilla is not making Thunderbird and has not since like a decade ago so encouraging or cajoling Mozilla is rather pointless really. The saga basically starts here https://blog.lizardwrangler.com/2012/07/06/thunderbird-stability-and-community-innovation/

While there are touch enabled laptops and PC's out there, they do not necessarily make up a large percentage of Thunderbird's user base. Especially considering there is no released version for Android (Chromebooks) or IOS. Efforts in that regard I would see as more important at this time. But you are welcome to your opinion.

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My Mistake. Firefox should fix it. Funny how most "touch features" do indeed work.

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most touch is just an extension of mouse functions. I would have expected a double tap to work the same as a double click. But nothing Microsoft does is obvious.

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I was looking through the Firefox bugs for touch and it looks like most of it is there, so would default into Thunderbird as well as they share a lot of low level code like that. So I have no idea really.

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