Integrate same option that is in firefox prefs. A user could double click on a message and send it to a new tab without tab focus, if this pref is unchecked. This would allow for selecting multiple messages -- to be read later -- to be sent to the tabs, while staying in the inbox tab. Location: Options>Advanced>Reading And Display>Reading "When I Open New Tab, Switch To It Immediately"
Ludo, can you explain the expected behaviour for the TB prefs below? Firefox has the following pref in Tools > Options > Tabs: [ ] When I open a link in a new tab, switch to it immediately about:config > browser.tabs.loadInBackground;false default is false. Which does what it says if checked, when you Ctrl-click on links. Thunderbird has (default settings): browser.tabs.loadDivertedInBackground;false mail.tabs.loadInBackground;true Changing either or both of these does not seem to have an effect on double-clicking a message from message list: msg always opens in foreground. So I'm not sure what these are supposed to do (and don't have time to check). Ludo, can you explain the expected behaviour for these prefs? Why is this a theme bug? ---- Opening several messages in background while keeping focus on msg list seems a legitimate and useful rfe. And we might also want an UI for that. Reporter suggested the following wording: "When I open message in a new tab, switch to it immediately" Which is alright, but maybe we could phrase that more simple, like: "Open message tabs in foreground"
first one if ff specific so it shouldn't affect us. Second one should work. Did you restart after the change ? (this bug sounds like a dup)
Bug 614823 will solve the biggest part of this bug. Parts that remain: a) Missing UI for pref b) Clarify interaction of pref (or Shift) with double-click / Enter behaviour For single selected msg, this already works as expected: "Open in new tab" will open msg in background, holding Shift while "Open in new tab" will open in foreground (as documented in keyboard shortcuts (1)). If you set mail.tabs.loadInBackground to false, it'll work the other way round. (1) https://support.mozillamessaging.com/en-US/kb/keyboard-shortcuts