I'm new to Thunderbird and need to toggle the folder pane view with a hotkey. The sequence that works now is: Alt+V+L+F and repeat to close it.

I'm very grateful for any help.
I'm using Thunderbird 60.2.1 on Win 7 Pro 32bit.

  • I have found out that Durando Keyconfig and Menu Wizard don't work with my version 60.2.1 I'm not sure if Autohotkey will do more than two keys deep? Thx – Paul Soundman Nov 2 '18 at 20:41

Based on thunderbird support page You need some extension to redefine keyboard shortcuts.

For example Dorando Keyconfig

Add new key, name it, check as global, and add following code:


and set a keyboard shortcut to new key.

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  • thx see above note. – Paul Soundman Nov 2 '18 at 20:43
  • Sorry, I meant to refer to Worthwelle reply. – Paul Soundman Nov 2 '18 at 20:46
  • @PaulSoundman look at my edit. checked on 60.2.1 on Linux. – Tomasz Jakub Rup Nov 2 '18 at 21:08
  • Hi Tomasz. Not sure if I'm doing the answering right but thanks for the command line. The extension "Dorando" apparently won't work with my version of TB (60.2.1) – Paul Soundman Nov 2 '18 at 21:23

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