I customized my mails table by reordering the columns, removing columns (Read status, Junk status, Thread) and changing the order to date (newest at top instead of oldest at top).

Then I switched to another folder and noticed it's the default table again with all columns I've hidden and newest mails at bottom.

I am on Mozilla Thunderbird 78.7.1 build 20210203182138, Linux Mint 20.1 Cinnamon.

How can I apply my customized mail table to all folders of all mail accounts?

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    AFAIK, you can't.
    – harrymc
    Apr 6, 2021 at 14:26

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Though there are add-ons to change the default layout of columns and sort order, it is easy to apply the the layout of one account to that of another.

In the row of column header, click on the small "table" icon on the far right and select the last choice, *Apply columns to...".

Copy column layout in Thunderbird

BTW, there is a new, beta version of Columns Wizard, endeavoring to be Thunderbird v. 78-compatible, but it appears to have languished since 2020.

  • Unfortunately it won't install, because I am on Thunderbird 78 and the highest supported version of this plugin is Thunderbird 60.
    – Frizelbliz
    Apr 21, 2021 at 10:17

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