I've noticed that Thunderbird now opens a new tab every time I use the
down arrow to read the next message in a thread.
I haven't changed anything, and despite having set up updates to be
under my control I think a new version of thunderbird was
installed without my agreement, somehow.
Anyone know how to avoid all these tabs being left behind ?.
I'll try that but it's wierd.
The first tab is Adams thread about 'Delivery reports on text
messages', which I definately haven't looked at. Many others too.
Almost as if Tbird is opening the first message of unread threads
into a tab of their own.
If I look at a thread, and either click on a message, and then
use down arrow to look at the next one, or many,and *then* use
the scroll wheel to move down the list of unread messages, the
one I stop on then gets opened in its own tab.
This is definately recent bahaviour, I never noticed it before.
Thunderbird 52.9.0 32bit Win 7
I took it apart and cleaned out a whole load of fluff and crap
(Dell wired usb mouse) that was obstructing the optical encoder
wheel connected to the wheel. That's it. It's as if using
the wheel now is now also seen by windows as an additional
command of some sort.
Well it seems as if it is a Windows feature that I never noticed before.
Now I see what it does, just click a link with the mouse wheel and not
the left button and the bookmark or url opens in a new tab rather than
replace the existing tab contents.
My cleaning has made the wheel click much easier, it was almost jammed
with crap before, so I never noticed this 'feature'.
You can set the middle click to do a variety of things... I normally
leave it at "double click", although some apps like Sketchup will
override that to allow click and hold to be used for "Orbit".
(quite handy for closing tabs in a browser - where a double click on a
tab will close it)
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