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Manually sort folders 2.0.2 Requires Restart
This extension allows you to manually sort (order) your folders in the folder pane of Thunderbird or automatically sort them, but in a better way. This extension also allows you to re-order accounts in the folder pane.
About this Add-on
By default Thunderbird sorts the folders of an account alphabetically. This extension allows you to choose a specific sort order for your folders, allowing you to put the most important ones on top, and manually order them.
This extension also offers another method for automatically sorting folders. Unlike Thunderbird's default, the extension's sort method takes into account Unicode special characters. If you do not wish to sort everything manually, you can use Unicode symbols at the beginning of your folder names to put them on top. For instance, you can put a Unicode star ✸ at the beginning of your folder name to put it on top of the list without having to sort everything manually.
This also works for newsgroups inside a news accounts, and also works for sub-folders, and sub-subfolders, etc.
As a bonus feature, you can also re-order accounts as well, there's an extra tab for that now. The latest version now also allows you to choose the default startup folder.
(Note: there have been reports that running the addon through http://addonconverter.fotokraina.com/ makes it compatible with SeaMonkey.)
- In some cases, it appears that restarting Thunderbird a couple times may help if the dialog doesn't work on first try. If you experience this issue and have a way to reproduce, please file a bug report.
- The ability to pick Local Accounts as the default account to force it to appear first seems to have disappeared a couple Thunderbird releases ago.
Note that this is not backwards-compatible for Thunderbird 60 (please use the previous version reachable via the "all versions" link somewhere near the bottom of this page).
- Source code released under GNU General Public License, version 2.0