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Thunderbird display and screen size
Hi This morning I was blessed with update 115 for Thunderbird. Not impressed. I have a couple of issues I hope you can help with.
1. The box that lists incoming messages is way too long, taking up over half the screen. I moved it up as small as it will let me. 2. The second question is the box in between inbox and the message (middle pane) is also way too large. Ideally, I would only like it to display the top line. Remove the to and subject line The attached screen shot hopefully will help you see the issue. Please note that on the bottom of the shot is probably 3/4 way down my screen with very little room to read the message. Perhaps 3 or 4 lines at best.
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Clicking view>density>compact should improve the message list pane, and the layout you selected lets you adjust the message view size. If your message list is long, you might investigate changing layout to vertical view.
Thanks for the reply. Under density, compact is selected. Under the layout, I have tried the classic and wide view options no change.
This problem didn't occur until this update. Most of my issues would be solved if I could just shrink the incoming messages box or increase the message box size. Very frustrating
Try the vertical view. That may resolve your issue.
Thanks for the reply. I don't like it, but that's what I am using. The darn message header box takes up about half the screen. There used to be a add-on called compact headers that took care of the issue, but of course, doesn't work with this version.
I still wondering about the purpose of this box anyways. Of course, I know the to, and reply to ( would be in the message) The only thing useful is the subject and of course the action buttons. It's hard to believe there isn't an option to shrink that. I have been with Thunderbird for years, but it appears to be about time to check out other email clients.
The boxes you refer to are called panes, described at https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/getting-started-thunderbird-main-window-supernova
I am having the same problem as the person who asked the question. The message list takes up too much room. Even if there is only one message in the list, there is room for 9 messages. The dividing line below the list cannot be moved up any further. This makes the space for the email pane to be too short. I've been using Thunderbird since its inception and this is the first such problem I've had.
Well there appears to be no fix for this issue and it annoys the crap out of me. I have been with Thunderbird for several years and have been happy with it. There appears to be no purpose for this issue and most importantly the developers can't or won't fix it, and doesn't seem to be a workaround.
However, this issue has caused me to look elsewhere for an email client. Sad it got to this point as it was a great email client at one time
Thanks to all of those who tried to help
I have this same issue and it makes Thunderbird almost unusable. This really has to be fixed.