Moderated Re: changing the order of columns/messages in Thunderbird

Gene Warner

OK, try this, Alt+T, down arrow, up arrow. That should take you to the last item in the Tools menu, in Thunderbird 91 it is called Preferences, if you are running a newer version they might have changed it to Options.


On 11/4/2022 5:36 PM, Madison Martin wrote:
I can't find preferences...
On 2022-11-04 3:50 p.m., Gene Warner wrote:
Alt+T to open the Tools menu, then preferences.

Be sure to use JAWS+escape to refresh JAWS when you change sections on the categories list, JAWS isn't very good at refreshing itself here.


On 11/4/2022 4:37 PM, Madison Martin wrote:
How do I get to settings?

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Subject: Re: changing the order of columns/messages in Thunderbird

You probably need to go into the Thunderbird settings and turn off some or all of Thunderbird's methods of notifying you that you have new email. I turned off all of them except for playing a sound and JAWS doesn't say anything when new messages arrive.


On 11/4/2022 4:18 PM, Madison Martin wrote:
Okay, is there any way to get Jaws to stop telling when I receive a
bunch of new messages?

On 2022-11-04 2:57 p.m., Gene Warner wrote:
To change the order of the messages you can do that in the view menu
under sort by.

To change the order of the columns is harder, I haven't found a way
to do it in JAWS without sighted help.


On 11/4/2022 3:25 PM, Madison Martin wrote:
Hi all,

Can anyone tell me how to change the order of colums and messages (I
want the newest ones ate the top) in Thunderbird? Using latest
versions of Jaws, Thunderbird and Windows 11. Thanks


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