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MoreLayouts for Thunderbird

MoreLayouts adds additional Wide Thread View and Stacked View to Thunderbird along with Reversed views. Plus configurable Fullscreen F11 and Message Pane F8 toggles. Also starring Vertical Tabs.


Thunderbird 60 - MoreLayouts v4.0

Thunderbird 68 - MoreLayouts v5.10

Thunderbird 78 - MoreLayouts v6.2.3 (required for safe update to Tb91 and v6.8)

Thunderbird 91 - MoreLayouts v6.8

Features include:

  • Widethread View and Stacked View.

     Wide Thread                  Stacked
    +-------------------+        +---------+---------+
    |      Threads      |        | Folders |         |
    +---------+---------+        +---------+ Message |
    | Folders | Message |        | Threads |         |
    +---------+---------+        +---------+---------+

  • Reverse panes. These are optional in the Layout menu.

  • No restart is required as layout changes are immediate. Pane sizing is persisted across restarts and layout changes.

  • Fullscreen F11. Select the desired fullscreen layout in Options/Preferences in Add-ons Manager.

  • Messagepane F8. Select the desired toggle mode in Options/Preferences in Add-ons Manager. A message must be selected first for F8 to change the layout.

  • CSS selector support is enabled using the "layout" attribute of #mailContent. Valid values are: "classic", "widemessage", "vertical", "widethread", "stacked", "accountcentral"

    Example: #mailContent[layout="classic"] #messagepanebox {border: 4px solid purple !important}

  • Message attachment list location option (top, right, left of message) instead of bottom.

  • Message pane toolbar button display option (icons, text, icons and text).

  • Vertical Tabs option.

New in v6.6

  • Tab drag and drop for Vertical Tabs mode.
  • Option to not show Tabs Toolbar with only one tab (UI for autoHide pref).
  • Option to not restore previous tabs session on startup.
  • Calendar toolbar buttons customization (movable/removable).

New in v6.7

  • Option for Compose attachment list location on top (restores pre Tb91 location).
  • Option to always show the Compose attachment list toolbar and list, when empty.
  • Option to always open the Compose attachment list, bottom location (UI for show_attachment_pane pref).

New in v6.8

  • Attachment list location switch toggle (paperclip icon) for Message and Compose displays.
  • Option to always open the Message attachment list, top and bottom location (UI for attachments.display.start_expanded pref).
  • Tab navigation using arrow keys, with focus highlight.

Comments, Questions, and Bugs:

MoreLayouts forum or MoreLayouts issues.

Core bug fixes in MoreLayouts:

  • Bug 215661 - Suggestion for Additional Window Layout
  • Bug 304697 - Make attachment pane movable / dockable (Cannot move / change position of attachment pane)
  • Bug 406540 - Make window layout 'dynamic', e.g. allow interchanging position of thread pane / message list and message preview pane
  • Bug 506526 - there should be a pref to turn off session restore
  • Bug 515732 - When showing message summary, changing window layout doesn't refresh the message summary
  • Bug 636874 - On layout change, tab shows wrong message than it had before the change.