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-You can add a column to the folder pane to display the number of unread messages, the total number of messages, and/or the size of the mail folder. Displaying the number if unread messages is a useful way to avoid having to select a folder to see if it has unread mail. +You can add columns to the folder pane to display the number of unread messages, the total number of messages, and/or the size of the mail folder. Displaying the number of unread messages is a useful way to avoid having to select a folder to see if it has unread mail.
-'''Thunderbird 2 and earlier versions''':+'''Thunderbird 3 and newer''':
-* Check the box for "Show expanded columns in the folder pane" in "[[Menu differences in Windows, Linux, and Mac|Tools -> Options]] -> Advanced -> General Settings", and then press the "OK" button. This will add a small square control at the right end of the column headers in the folder pane.+* Install the [https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/thunderbird/addon/9716 Extra Folder Columns] add-on. This will add a small square control at the right end of the column headers in the folder pane. You may need to [http://kb.mozillazine.org/Updating_add-ons disable version checking] or [http://kb.mozillazine.org/Editing_an_add-on_to_change_its_compatibility edit the version it supports] to install it.
-* Click on that control and select Unread, Total, and/or Size.+* Click on the column chooser control and select Unread, Total, and/or Size.
-'''Shredder (upcoming Thunderbird 3 release)''':+'''Thunderbird 2 and earlier versions''':
-* Install the [https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/thunderbird/addon/9716 Extra Folder Columns] add-on. This will add a small square control at the right end of the column headers in the folder pane. You may need to [http://kb.mozillazine.org/Updating_add-ons disable version checking] or [http://kb.mozillazine.org/Editing_an_add-on_to_change_its_compatibility edit the version it supports] to install it.+* Check the box for "Show expanded columns in the folder pane" in "[[Menu differences in Windows, Linux, and Mac|Tools -> Options]] -> Advanced -> General Settings", and then press the "OK" button. This will add a small square control at the right end of the column headers in the folder pane.
* Click on that control and select Unread, Total, and/or Size. * Click on that control and select Unread, Total, and/or Size.
[[Category:Visual customizations (Thunderbird)]] [[Category:Visual customizations (Thunderbird)]]

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You can add columns to the folder pane to display the number of unread messages, the total number of messages, and/or the size of the mail folder. Displaying the number of unread messages is a useful way to avoid having to select a folder to see if it has unread mail.

Thunderbird 3 and newer:

  • Click on the column chooser control and select Unread, Total, and/or Size.

Thunderbird 2 and earlier versions:

  • Check the box for "Show expanded columns in the folder pane" in "Tools -> Options -> Advanced -> General Settings", and then press the "OK" button. This will add a small square control at the right end of the column headers in the folder pane.
  • Click on that control and select Unread, Total, and/or Size.