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Office 365 (Thunderbird) - Change View settings

Changing the way you view messages and folders in Thunderbird is quick and easy, just follow the steps below.

Change Inbox View
  1. Open Thunderbird
  2. Click the Menu button to the right of the search bar (three horizontal lines)
  3. Select Preferences
  4. From the bottom of the preferences menu, select Layout (For Windows: choose Options menu)
  5. From Layout, your options are:
    • Classic View (default) - Folder Pane on the left and Message Pane on the bottom in roughly equal proportions
    • Wide View - Folder Pane and Inbox list small and Message Pane large across the bottom
    • Vertical View - all Panes vertical and proportional
  6. You can also toggle the Message Pane and the Folder Pane on and off from Layout


Change Messages view to conversations
Note Conversations are where messages in the same thread (replies back and forth) are grouped together in a nested view.
  1. Open Thunderbird
  2. Click the swirl on the top of the message list (For Windows it is a Windows Swirl)
  3. Conversations are now grouped and when you click on a message with a swirl by it, you will see the entire conversation thread nested under the original message of the group
Tip To change back, click the swirl again

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Keywords:microsoft office365 o365 thunderbird change view settings layout   Doc ID:39615
Owner:Help Desk KB Team .Group:DoIT Help Desk
Created:2014-04-28 14:07 CDTUpdated:2021-10-07 14:44 CDT
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