I have configured Thunderbird to display the optional column "Order Received" in my inbox, and to sort my inbox by this field. I find it very convenient for browsing my large inbox, but jumping to a message with a particular number is rather cumbersome. Is there any way to assign a keboard shortcut, either in Thunderbird itself or by using some plug-in?
For example, let's say I have written myself a note pointing to message 214640; currently the only way I can navigate to it is by scrolling the inbox pane with the mouse. The scrollbar is a rather blunt tool (in a large inbox, a small movement will scroll by several hundred messages) and I will typically already have the message number on the clipboard, so something like control+g shift+insert ret would seem like an easy and natural way to get there, but I cannot find a built-in function for anything like this (and my attempts at Googling inevitably find oodles of resources which explain basic to intermediate keyboard navigation, but nothing about this particular use case).
I observe that when I view the source of a message, the window's title contains a (pseudo?) URL like
Source of imap://firstname.lastname@example.org:993/fetch%3EUID%3E/INBOX%3E123456 so it seems that there is an internal representation for addressing messages which I would like to have access to from the GUI somehow.
For what it's worth, I'm on Xubuntu 12.04, Thunderbird 17.0.8.