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Change Order of Accounts on List

Postby DaisyMai » Thu, 27 Oct 2016, 11:36

Hi - is it possible to change the order of Accounts as they appear in the left hand panel? The first one I created is at the top but the one I most use is at the bottom so it would be much handier to have it on top, especially if I have all the folders visible. They are in the order that they were created, can this be altered? Thanks

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Re: Change Order of Accounts on List

Postby Moonchild » Thu, 27 Oct 2016, 11:57

Yes, it's possible but you'll have to do the ordering manually.

In Options -> Advanced there is a button to open the Config Editor.

In it, there are 2 preferences:

mail.accountmanager.accounts, which holds the order in which the accounts are listed in your folder pane, and
mail.accountmanager.defaultaccount, which holds the default account used for the client as a whole.

You can sort the accounts any way you want, but the default account is always on top, so you have to set defaultaccount to whichever you want on top.
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Re: Change Order of Accounts on List

Postby eskaton023 » Thu, 27 Oct 2016, 15:59

I used version 1.1 of the Manually Sort Folders addon for Thunderbird: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/thunderbird/addon/manually-sort-folders/versions/?page=1#version-1.1
In case that's easier for you.

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Re: Change Order of Accounts on List

Postby MGA74 » Fri, 28 Oct 2016, 12:57

Could you please tell me where to find 'Options' ?

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Re: Change Order of Accounts on List

Postby Moonchild » Sat, 29 Oct 2016, 14:27

MGA74 wrote:Could you please tell me where to find 'Options' ?

Tools menu, near the bottom.
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Re: Change Order of Accounts on List

Postby MGA74 » Sat, 29 Oct 2016, 16:49

Moonchild,

Thank you for your reply.

I am running FossaMail 25.2.3 (x86) and under Tools there is nothing for Options. Any further help much appreciated!

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Re: Change Order of Accounts on List

Postby MGA74 » Fri, 04 Nov 2016, 14:27

Advice still welcomed - running 25.2.4 (x86).

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Re: Change Order of Accounts on List

Postby 0strodamus » Sun, 06 Nov 2016, 23:29

If you're on Linux, it is located at Edit > Preferences.
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Re: Change Order of Accounts on List

Postby MGA74 » Mon, 07 Nov 2016, 10:11

Ostrodamus,

Thank you for that, yes, I am on Linux.

Still stuck though - after Edit/Preferences where next?

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Re: Change Order of Accounts on List

Postby Moonchild » Mon, 07 Nov 2016, 10:43

Maybe some pictures will help. (these are from Windows, but Linux will look the same).

Go to category "Advanced" then click the button "Config editor"
Image2.png

Then, in the filter box, type "accountmanager" to get the relevant prefs.
Image1.png

And go from there :)
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Re: Change Order of Accounts on List

Postby MGA74 » Mon, 07 Nov 2016, 17:49

Moonchild,

Your pictures did the trick, problem solved. Thank you.

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Re: Change Order of Accounts on List

Postby Sablesword » Sat, 01 Apr 2017, 06:59

but the default account is always on top, so you have to set defaultaccount to whichever you want on top.


I've been wondering: Why is this? It seems like an arbitrary requirement. Especially when I have an arbitrary whim - er need, yeah need :mrgreen: to put the default account third.

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Re: Change Order of Accounts on List

Postby Moonchild » Sat, 01 Apr 2017, 11:06

It's been a Mozilla/Thunderbird design decision; reasons behind it I'm not privy to without research. I'm sure there's some valid reason for this requirement.
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