Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

It turns out one of the users of the family PC (who shall rename nameless) has a habit of double-clicking on an email message to view it, but never closes the tab.

There are now 1000s of tabs in Thunderbird (3.1.9 on Windows). Is there a quick way to close them all? Is there a plain-text file (XML format ok) that I can edit to get rid of them?

share|improve this question
up vote 3 down vote accepted

Right click on one of the tabs and select close other tabs.

I've never had that many tabs, but I see no reason it would choke simple because there were that many.

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.