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How to reset grouped inbox sort settings through config editor

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When displaying grouped inbox I changed the View -> Sort By setting to "Grouped" from "Unthreaded" (I'm translating these names from Polish so might not 100% match). After that change Thunderbird freezes when starting it. I can run it in safe mode but as soon as I click on grouped inbox folder it freezes again.

Is there a way to reset View -> Sort By settings for this folder somehow without displaying it? E.g., from config editor?

I tried setting mailnews.default_news_view_flags and mailnews.default_view_flags to 0 but that didn't help.

When displaying grouped inbox I changed the View -> Sort By setting to "Grouped" from "Unthreaded" (I'm translating these names from Polish so might not 100% match). After that change Thunderbird freezes when starting it. I can run it in safe mode but as soon as I click on grouped inbox folder it freezes again. Is there a way to reset View -> Sort By settings for this folder somehow without displaying it? E.g., from config editor? I tried setting mailnews.default_news_view_flags and mailnews.default_view_flags to 0 but that didn't help.

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I actually managed to fix that in a different way. I right clicked the grouped inbox folder and clicked Properties. Then there is "Select folders [...]" label and on the right the "Select" button. I clicked it and left only one smallest folder selected. That allowed me display the content of the grouped inbox folder and change the "Sort by" settings. As a last step I got back to folders selection list and reselected all inbox folders.

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I actually managed to fix that in a different way. I right clicked the grouped inbox folder and clicked Properties. Then there is "Select folders [...]" label and on the right the "Select" button. I clicked it and left only one smallest folder selected. That allowed me display the content of the grouped inbox folder and change the "Sort by" settings. As a last step I got back to folders selection list and reselected all inbox folders.

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