Thunderbird Startup Folder

Category: Quickies


This is more of an annoyance than a true problem. I've been using Thunderbird since the pre-1.0 days, with Inbox being the default folder when the program starts. However, about a month ago Tbird decided that it would start at the top level folder (e.g., instead. I click on Inbox, and everything is fine until the next time I open the program. I could not find anything in Settings or Tools/Options that would alter this. There's probably a simple fix, but I don't know where. Any ideas?


According to the docs, if you want Thunderbird to open directly in your Inbox when you launch the application, go to "Tools -> Account Settings -> Server Settings" and check the box that says "Check for new messages at startup." If you've already done that, perhaps this Firefox extension will help:

Folderpane Tools 0.0.2 - This extension allows for customization of the folder pane. Accounts can be rearranged and the startup folder can be chosen.

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