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Deleting email up vs. down

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When deleting messages, how can I have Thunderbird go up to the next message rather than down to the previous message?

When deleting messages, how can I have Thunderbird go up to the next message rather than down to the previous message?

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That did it. Thanks so much. I'd have never found or known that. Happy Thanksgiving (if you're in the U.S.== otherwise happy Thursday)

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https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1326829

Toggle mail.delete_matches_sort_order to true: If you set View -> Sort by -> Descending when you delete a message it will move the selection up to the next most recent message (rather than to the next oldest message).

Settings/General/Indexing/Config. editor

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Actually, I tried it and still have the same problem--it moves the cursor to the message below the deleted one (i.e., to the older message). I should say that I have the messages set with the most recent at the top rather than the bottom. I tried both Descending and Ascending and get the same results (same as before)--except that when I select Descending, the order is reversed with oldest messages on top and newest at the bottom. I want to keep the newest at the top but be able to delete upward fro the bottom (older to newer). Possible? Thanks.

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I have the Threads Pane set to Descending, so newer messages are at the top. When the preference is true, after deleting a message the message 'above', or newer, is selected. So I can't explain why it doesn't work for you.

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I'm a new user of Thunderbird, so I'm fairly ignorant. I don't know to "Toggle mail.delete_matches_sort_order to true," but I did have View -> Sort by -> Descending in the menu, so I did that. How and where do I do the former?

Threads on my menu doesn't have Descending (or Ascending) as an option.

Thanks a lot for your help.

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Config. editor is at the bottom of Settings/General/Indexing. In the Advanced Preferences tab, type matches in the search box and click the Toggle icon to make the relevant pref. true (see picture).

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That did it. Thanks so much. I'd have never found or known that. Happy Thanksgiving (if you're in the U.S.== otherwise happy Thursday)

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