Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Thunderbird Ctrl+F open Quick Filter not Find in message

In Thunderbird, if you have selected a message so that it's shown below your message list (not double click to open in separate tab), pressing Ctrl + F won't give you a find box for the message. Instead, it will open the Quick Filter bar which lets you search for messages.

To get a search bar where you can search within the message text press Ctrl + F twice(!) OR press Ctrl + G.

Note: shortcut to hide the bars is escape, once for each bar.

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you very much! I've been looking for a way to search the message content without having to activate the quick filter bar for a long time.