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The folder pane in Thunderbird used to have a left and right arrow that allowed switching between the folders displayed. However, since a week or so, the arrows are gone (update? miss-clicked something?)

As I use them several times a day: how can I get the arrows back? I have Thunderbird 8.0.

Thunderbird arrows before/after

Note: I know, switching is also accessible via the menu bar > View > Folders, but this is too much clicks for me.

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There is an add-on at Mozzila called "FOLDER PANE VIEW SWITCHER 1.7" that restores the function for me. – jackmcgann Nov 17 '11 at 20:19
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Apparently it's a 'feature' of Thunderbird 8 (from the 8.0 release notes).

The latest version of Thunderbird has the following changes:

Great, well done, Mozilla :-| From the add-on reviews seems I am not alone in thinking that Mozilla is taking some strange (and wrong) decisions here.

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