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csarmendariz
 
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Post Posted June 14th, 2019, 9:37 am

Hi,

Just started using Thunderbird and it's great in many ways.
However a very small silly thing is bothering me quite a lot and I was wondering if someone could help me here.

I would prefer to have the pane with the content of the emails on top of the one with the list of emails.
Basically the same as the "classic layout" but swapping around the list and content panes.

Can that be done?
Is there any addon that can help with it?

Thanks!

tanstaafl
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Post Posted June 15th, 2019, 7:14 am

There is a layout switcher add-on at https://bitbucket.org/alta8888/morelayouts/wiki/Home (updated version of the old one at http://morelayoutsforthunderbird.mozdev.org/) that says "Additional configurations are available by reversing panes. These are optional in the Layout menu".

I installed it and it works, but it only offers reverse options for the vertical, wide and stacked layouts. I suggest you contact the add-on author and suggest they add a reverse option for the classic layout. There is a dedicated thread for the add-on at viewtopic.php?f=48&t=591039, you could you ask there. Another possibility would be to create an issue at https://bitbucket.org/alta8888/morelayo ... tatus=open . That might work better as the author seemed to ignore the last two posts in the dedicated thread.

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Post Posted June 19th, 2019, 3:40 am

csarmendariz wrote:Can that be done?

Yep, put the following in userChrome.css, below the namespace line -

Code: Select all
/*Franks flip preview and message list...*/
#messagesBox {
  -moz-box-direction: reverse !important; }



T/Bird uses same stuff as here - viewtopic.php?f=38&t=3037817
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