Is it possible to make the Thunderbird message list display each message as two rows (one row for the sender, and one row for subject, like Mac Mail does?)

Here is what my version of Thunderbird (version 45) shows:

Thunderbird message list row

And here is what I'd like Thunderbird to be able to show (screenshot from Mac Mail):

Mac Mail message list row


This is impossible with the current UX (User Interface) framework that Thunderbird uses.

See: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=213945

There are some bug bounties out there, but no one has picked up the torch for it yet.

  • No longer impossible it seems: Following that bugzilla link I see that a developer has this issue in their sights, so it looks like this feature will get added, but no sense of when (see posts in Feb 2020 and May 2020). – Andrew Richards May 26 '20 at 10:57

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