Double-Clicking Folders in Thunderbird

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Posted on August 02, 2004 11:11 PM in Computers
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I just realized that when you double-click on a folder in Thunderbird, it opens a completely new instance of the application. How bizarre is that?

Apparently I'm not the only one who thinks so, as there's even an extension you can download to keep it from happening.


Arcanius on August 03, 2004 at 8:22 AM:

I had to try it myself, and yes, that is just whack. (You can thank the recent presence of my cousin Marissa for my overuse of that phrase). It might make sense if it opened up a new window that displayed only the messages in that folder, but no, it opens up an entire new instance of Thunderbird, no different than the previous one. Bizarre. Fortunately, I don't seem to have the accidental double click disease that so many of those people begging for an extension did, so I had never really noticed the behavior (although, thinking back, I think I did encounter it before, although I paid no attention at the time), and it didn't really bothered me either, as it does not now.


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