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Post Posted March 28th, 2018, 10:18 am

I've spent a good bit of time in help menus and googling but to no help. Is there not a global shortcut in Windows 10 for a new TB message?
For example, I'm browsing the internet on Firefox and remember I need to email someone. Without leaving Firefox (or even having TB running) there should be a keyboard shortcut like CTRL+ALT+M or something similar that will bring up a TB new message window.
So far, I'm having no luck finding one. Thanks in advance for the help.


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Post Posted March 28th, 2018, 11:07 am

Try Alt+F then Alt+E to launch Thunderbird to the compose window. It will initially include a link to the web page you were viewing when you started TB but you can delete that link and compose your own message in its place.

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Post Posted March 28th, 2018, 2:29 pm

Try creating your own shortcut key in Windows 10.


"C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Thunderbird\thunderbird.exe" -compose

Shortcut key: Ctrl + Shift + M

See the "Make Your Own Shortcuts" section ... cut-guide/

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