In Thunderbird I'd like the CTRL+R shortcut to do a REPLY TO ALL instead of just a REPLY. Is there a way to configure this that does not involve installing third-party extensions?

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Keyconfig allows you to configure keyboard shortcuts.

Read more about it here.

Otherwise,You can unzip Thunderbird's chrome .jar files and edit the .dtd files within them, which usually contain the key bindings, if you want something that's not extension-dependent. Here's an example from a DTD file for my extension:

<!ENTITY removedupes.remove_duplicates_menuitems.remove.accesskey "D">
<!ENTITY removedupes.remove_duplicates_menuitems.set_originals.accesskey "o">
<!ENTITY key-removedupes.modifiers "alt,shift">

this is of course much less convenient than using KeyConfig, but that's the low-level non-dynamic way to do it.

  • Thanks. I feel one can never be sure about extensions so I will be fiddling with this stuff.
    – user125469
    Sep 9, 2014 at 16:28
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    Where are these files located? Apr 13, 2016 at 11:10

Use keyconfig extension: http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?t=72994

It pretty much does all you can imagine, albeit with some shortcomings.

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