Bugzilla@Mozdev – Bug 26295
keyboard shortcuts to move email to folder and to quick-move
Last modified: 2016-12-05 04:36:34
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it would be greate if there would be an option to use the keyboard shortcuts
ALT + NR to move the selected email to this folder, rather than to jump to this
Similarly, it would also be great to have a keyboard shortcut for the quick
move button (rather than drag and drop an email on the icon).
In the moment I'm using the nostalgy pugin for these two functions, which is a
pity, as all of the functionality is in Quickfolders, only the keyboard
shortcuts are missing.
Thanks for considering this
Sorry, just saw that the keyboard shortcut for quick move is actually part of
the premium version. But as far as I can see, moving emails by keyboard
shortcut to tabbed folders does not exist as yet ?!?
(In reply to comment #1)
> Sorry, just saw that the keyboard shortcut for quick move is actually part of
> the premium version. But as far as I can see, moving emails by keyboard
> shortcut to tabbed folders does not exist as yet ?!?
Yes, this is correct. No shortcut for moving mail to the first 10 tabs (I have
lots more so I don't really use the number shortcuts; I do use the quickMove
(SHIFT-M) many times every day.
As regards moving mail instead of Jumpinng how about adding SHIFT or CTRL to
the shortcut? ALT+SHIFT+1 = move mail to the first folder? It would kind of be
a logical extension as moving mail is like an extension to jumping to a
Yes, something like : ALT+SHIFT+1 = move mail to the first folder was my idea.
However I would probably rather prefer ALT +1 to move mail and ALT+SHIFT to
jump to the folder. Or at least have the option to chose what to use for which.
PS : just moved only recently to Thunderbird, or more precisely Seamonky mail
and am discovering this universe ...
This could be very useful !
I had this in o*****k before switching to Thunderbird, they call it
For every shortcut SHIFT+CONTROL+N its possible to define some "actions", like
adding/removing a label, copy/move the mail to a folder etc..
So keyboard shortcut to do this would be very productive and more acuate as
"Drag drop" to a folder or to the quickfolders button bar.
I used it when reviewing the inbox, and make a quick sort between things to do,
to follow, waiting response, delegate, etc...
(In reply to comment #4)
> This could be very useful !
> I had this in o*****k before switching to Thunderbird, they call it
> For every shortcut SHIFT+CONTROL+N its possible to define some "actions", like
> adding/removing a label, copy/move the mail to a folder etc..
> So keyboard shortcut to do this would be very productive and more acuate as
> "Drag drop" to a folder or to the quickfolders button bar.
> I used it when reviewing the inbox, and make a quick sort between things to do,
> to follow, waiting response, delegate, etc...
Thanks for you input. Seems Outlook had this feature a little more powerful. I
am kind of sitting on the fence whether this should really be for "the first
ten" tabs, as I am using Categories myself which means the first ten do change.
In your example there seems to be a "fixed account" for the number, so it might
be an alternative (albeit harder to configure) way to add the shortcut to the
Tab-specific properties instead, so that one could determine which folder
exactly gets the shortcut number?
The (displayed) leading numbers on the tabs are somewhat confusing to me so I
usually switch them off as I am more interested in how many unread emails I
By the way:
>> "Drag drop" to a folder
should not be necessary if you are using QuickFolders right. I have hundreds of
folders and never drag emails into my tree. once you teach yourself not to
"touch" the tree anymore you will be way faster. Instead: use the "quickMove"
button for those folders that you do not use often and have the right "parents"
in your QuickFolders toolbar. And have 2 rows of tabs in there.