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Sort view (of all folders) by 'unthreaded' as default

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Hello!

Is there a way to change the sort view (of all folders) to 'unthreaded' as default instead of the current default being 'threaded'. (See attached image)

Since the last update, I have to manually change the view to 'unthreaded' for each folder each time I restart Thunderbird. Very cumbersome.

Perhaps somewhere in the Config Editor?

Kind regards

Hello! Is there a way to change the sort view (of all folders) to 'unthreaded' as default instead of the current default being 'threaded'. (See attached image) Since the last update, I have to manually change the view to 'unthreaded' for each folder each time I restart Thunderbird. Very cumbersome. Perhaps somewhere in the Config Editor? Kind regards
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It's messy, but this info should help:

You need to highlight each folder and click View>sort by>unthreaded. If this applies to just a few folders, just repeat the process as necessary. If you have many folders or plan to add many new folders, you may wish a different approach, below:

More info: To change default for NEW folders, In config editor, you can change default that applies to NEW folders you set up: mailnews.default_view_flags 0=unthreaded

Config editor is available at Tools>settings>general and scroll to bottom right.

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To set many *existing* folders, follow these steps:

  In the Message List view, in the column header, on the far right, open the options button that shows    
   context menu. (I created crude video of the steps at https://davidkirk.org/SettingDefaultFolderView.mp4 )
  At the very bottom is the option:
  -> "Apply current view to..."
  -> "Folder and its children..."
  -> Hover over an account
  -> In the next menu don't select a folder. Instead select the account name itself.

This isn't a perfect solution, but it does address the issue of unthreading many folders.

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It's messy, but this info should help:

You need to highlight each folder and click View>sort by>unthreaded. If this applies to just a few folders, just repeat the process as necessary. If you have many folders or plan to add many new folders, you may wish a different approach, below:

More info: To change default for NEW folders, In config editor, you can change default that applies to NEW folders you set up: mailnews.default_view_flags 0=unthreaded

Config editor is available at Tools>settings>general and scroll to bottom right.

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To set many *existing* folders, follow these steps:

  In the Message List view, in the column header, on the far right, open the options button that shows    
   context menu. (I created crude video of the steps at https://davidkirk.org/SettingDefaultFolderView.mp4 )
  At the very bottom is the option:
  -> "Apply current view to..."
  -> "Folder and its children..."
  -> Hover over an account
  -> In the next menu don't select a folder. Instead select the account name itself.

This isn't a perfect solution, but it does address the issue of unthreading many folders.

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YES! Thank you so much!!!

Your answer was super helpful, and thank you for even creating the screen recording!

All the best.

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You're very welcome.

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