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

In thunderbird 3, I can open new tabs if I middle-click, but the behaviour I want is for left-click to open a new tab if there is not already a folder open for a given tab; or to switch to the tab displaying that folder if there is.

Is there a configuration setting or addon which will make thunderbird behave like that?

share|improve this question

From Thunderbird 3 Features :

Right-clicking on messages or folders will open them in a tab in the background.

share|improve this answer
OK... but how do I get them to open with a left-click, and how do I get them to be one per folder? – Simon Dec 10 '09 at 15:02
I don't believe you can do that with a left-click. – harrymc Dec 10 '09 at 15:18

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.