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Post Posted July 11th, 2003, 9:13 am

Is there a way to prevent Thunderbird from opening more than once, so if I click on my inbox it opens it in the same window instead of opening a new one

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Post Posted July 11th, 2003, 9:46 am

I'd also like for new instances of Thunderbird to somehow be supressed. I accidentally double-click folders all the time, causing Thunderbird to open up new windows.

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Post Posted July 11th, 2003, 5:09 pm

jareha wrote:I'd also like for new instances of Thunderbird to somehow be supressed. I accidentally double-click folders all the time, causing Thunderbird to open up new windows.

I agree completely.
Would be great to avoid that a double click on a folder starts another instance of Thunderbird (a "feature" that even Mozilla Mail had).

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Post Posted July 11th, 2003, 6:30 pm

I guess such a feature would just be better for Outlook Express converts such as myself. I do believe such shouldn't be the default, however (Thunderbird should definitely innovate and not bow down to Microsoft's setup). Maybe a preference in about:config would make such an implementation hidden enough? Or better yet, an extension (I need to learn how to write them because I keep dropping hints).

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Post Posted July 12th, 2003, 12:30 am

I don't know that I would call this feature an "OE converts" feature... I don't see any reason why a mail program should need to allow two instances running when double-clicking on a folder... It would be one thing if it allowed multiple instances running (to allow two different profiles up at the same time), but the current setup is not needed...
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Post Posted July 16th, 2003, 1:40 am

I have several computers throughout the house, and all my mailboxes stored on the server. That way I can access the same email accounts/mail from anywhere I'm at. Preventing multiple instances is essential in this siutation.

I'm currently using Eudora because it does have this feature, although Eudora sucks in other ways so I would like to change.

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Post Posted February 15th, 2004, 10:47 pm

has this issue really been left unresolved since July?
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Post Posted February 26th, 2004, 1:10 pm

An extension for the masses: <a href="http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?t=57224">No New Window on Double Click 0.1</a>

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Post Posted February 26th, 2004, 10:29 pm

Why is an extension required? Why would anyone even want multiple instances in this case? Does this actually provide any benefit at all? If not, why not get rid of it? Off the top of my head I see no benefit in multiple instances of an email client.

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Post Posted October 27th, 2004, 3:58 am

Why won't thunderbird 0.8 allow multiple instances on windows? :(

It's very annoying and I need it for this setup:

I have a "common" profile - which every computers thunderbird starts up in - and they can all read the common email.

A few users have a private address - and since we have mail stored on network drive (prefer this, to imap) they need to start a second instance of thunderbird, using their private profile (they also need to have the "common" profile open).

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