How to fix mysteriously disappeared Thunderbird e-mail message pane, Hide / Show Mozilla Thunderbird e-mail message window

Recently I did something so my standard Thunderbird e-mail message pane disappeared. I was not sure what happened so my logical guess was I had to do something from View menu, i.e. change something in:

View -> Layout or

View -> Toolbars

Anyways after taking close look in View, I realized can't fix it from there. So tried changing settings in:

Edit -> Preferences -> Advanced (tab)-> Reading & Display

Thunderbird edit preferences advanced tab Reading & Display screenshot

I tried changing setting for Open messages in with no luck. Finally after some more googling I got the fix under Mozilla Community Q&A site here. The fix is as simple as pressing F8Pressing F8 makes e-mail message pane appear or disappear, like shown in below screenshots …. Thunderbird with missing e-mail message pane

Thunderbird screenshot with e-mail message pane

That's all problem solved 🙂

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3 Responses to “How to fix mysteriously disappeared Thunderbird e-mail message pane, Hide / Show Mozilla Thunderbird e-mail message window”

  1. Adam Scheyer says:
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    I love it whenever people get together and share views. Great website, keep it up!

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  2. Anders says:
    Firefox 34.0 Firefox 34.0 Ubuntu x64 Ubuntu x64
    Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Ubuntu; Linux x86_64; rv:34.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/34.0

    Thanks! Retarded that it is so cryptic to change this.

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  3. True Religion Hats says:
    Internet Explorer 6.0 Internet Explorer 6.0 Windows XP Windows XP
    Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1) ; .NET CLR 2.0.50727 ; .NET CLR 4.0.30319)

    You know I love your blog!!!

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