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bex1210
 
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Post Posted October 31st, 2019, 5:16 pm

I have Thunderbird 60.9.0 running on a Windows 7 Pro (64 bit) SP1 computer.

When I do a 'Search' for an item (with sort by: date), T'bird displays the most recent 10 entries. If I click the 'More' button at the bottom right of that list, T-bird adds 10 more entries to the list.

So if I have to go through 100 entries, I have to click on the 'More' button 10 times.

Is there a T'bird option or add-on that will allow me to increase the number of entries that result when the 'More' button is pushed?

I have searched this forum and the T'bird add-ons. I cannot find anything that addresses this issue. I did an about:config search using the word "More', but got nothing.

So any assistance would be greatly appreciated.


Harry

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Post Posted November 1st, 2019, 5:11 am

I suspect you are using global search as that's the only one that adds a "more" button. I'm not aware of a way to disable that and let you scroll the entire search results. https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/global-search doesn't even mention the existence of "more".

See http://kb.mozillazine.org/Search_-_Thunderbird for some other search methods. I normally use the quick filter bar (with enhancements due to the Expression Search / GMailUI add-on). The main limitation is that only searches the currently selected folder, but you could use it on a saved search folder (whose contents are based on messages in the folders you specify). See http://kb.mozillazine.org/Saved_Search for how to create that type of virtual folder. You'd effectively be using the quick filter bar to search the results from a classic search of the specified folders.

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Post Posted November 1st, 2019, 6:49 am

The max messages to show value is hard-coded.

Reference
http://searchfox.org/comm-central/search?q=maxMessagesToShow

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Post Posted November 1st, 2019, 7:46 am

Why don't you display the search results "as list" in a new tab ?

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Post Posted November 1st, 2019, 11:22 am

tanstaafl wrote:I suspect you are using global search as that's the only one that adds a "more" button. I'm not aware of a way to disable that and let you scroll the entire search results. https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/global-search doesn't even mention the existence of "more".

See http://kb.mozillazine.org/Search_-_Thunderbird for some other search methods. I normally use the quick filter bar (with enhancements due to the Expression Search / GMailUI add-on). The main limitation is that only searches the currently selected folder, but you could use it on a saved search folder (whose contents are based on messages in the folders you specify). See http://kb.mozillazine.org/Saved_Search for how to create that type of virtual folder. You'd effectively be using the quick filter bar to search the results from a classic search of the specified folders.


Yes, I am using the Global Search, although I did not know that was the name until you gave me the link.

I had looked at the Quick Filter, but those options (tagged, with attachments, etc.) don't generally fit my needs. See my reply to Eckard.


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Post Posted November 1st, 2019, 11:23 am

morat wrote:The max messages to show value is hard-coded.

Reference
http://searchfox.org/comm-central/search?q=maxMessagesToShow


Thanks for that info. Too bad it is hard coded.

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Post Posted November 1st, 2019, 11:27 am

Eckard wrote:Why don't you display the search results "as list" in a new tab ?


A great idea! I had never thought of that. Then it is easy to narrow down the date range.

The only disadvantage I see with the list is that it only provides the Subject and the writer, with no idea as to the contents. But for my case, since I usually know the subject I am looking for, that is not a real disadvantage.


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