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permanently close inbox tab bar

How does one Permanently Close the INBOX Tab bar..so all messages read don't keep lining up in the tab. Eventually it covers the INBOX ICON/LOGO. Takes forever to Exit (x) out all themsgs in the tab bar.
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  • I felt the same way!! I don't want tabs in my e-mail! Here's how I turned this off for myself:

    1. Go to Tools -> Options -> Advanced -> Reading & Display.
    Change "Open messages in:" to "A new message window"
    Click "OK"

    2. This will stop the Tabs from opening, but you'll still have a single "Tab" taking up space in your main Thunderbird window. To turn this off, I did this:
    Go to Tools -> Options -> Advanced -> General.
    Click "Config Editor..." button
    You will get a warning, click the corresponding agreement button.
    A large configuration box will come up titled "about:config"
    At the top of this is a "Filter:" box. Type "autohide" in the box and ENTER.
    A single search result will be returned below that called "mail.tabs.autoHide"
    Double-click the result "mail.tabs.autoHide". It will become BOLD and
    the "value" column will change to "true"
    Click the "X" in the "about:config" box to close the window

    That should do it...worked like a charm for me!
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  • I’m sad and frustrated
    I certainly understand not liking tabs ... I think they could be nice, if I could choose to lock certain tabs, like the "All Folders" tab. I would want the option of locking it in place, and an easy lock/unlock option would be best ... like with the "push pin" concept ... click the pin, it locks in place, unclick the pin it allows the tab to hide or be hidden by other tabs... the fact that they didn't think to include something like this, especially because you're working with tabs is frustrating. imagine being able to select three open tabs and move them to another window, or have a message window opened where you could tab some of the documents (emails) into that window..
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  • I’m thankful
    Thank you Rob Brim, now my life is a lot more beautiful :D.
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  • I’m frustrated
    THE ABOVE INSTRUCTIONS DO NOT SEEM TO APPLY TO A MAC.
    PLEASE HELP!!!
    BOBBI
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