The Archive This Thunderbird add-on provides configurable keyboard shortcuts to archive email messages with the tap on a button on the keyword.
The add-on is compatible with all versions of Thunderbird 2 and newer. It is experimental which not only becomes obvious while trying to download the add-on but also when looking at the keyboard shortcuts that have been implemented by the software author.
Update: the extension is no longer experimental. This means that you can configure all keyboard shortcuts directly in the options of the add-on and should not run into any issues installing it in Thunderbird. The default shortcuts are Alt 1 to 9 now.
You can define all folders in Thunderbird as well as filters and shortcuts in the program options. Update End
The Thunderbird extension adds ten keyboard shortcuts to the Thunderbird email client which can be used to archive email messages. The functions are mapped to [CTRL 0..9] which proves to be difficult as Thunderbird uses [CTRL 1] and [CTRL 2] for different functions making those two keyboard shortcuts not working initially.
You can basically map a folder of his mailbox to one of the keyboard shortcuts. This essentially means that any selected mail will be moved to that folder upon pressing the keyboard shortcut. The shortcut [CTRL 0] has been reserved to work with mail filters which can also be defined in the extension.
Pressing that shortcut while working in Thunderbird will apply all configured filters to the selected messages.
This proves to be a very effective method of moving mails quickly to designated folders in Thunderbird. It is possible to correct the non-working [CTRL 1] and [CTRL 2] keys by installing the excellent Keyconfig add-on for Thunderbird. Keyconfig will display all keyboard shortcuts in the email client and provide the means to change them.
It can be used to either change the keyboard shortcuts of the extension or to change the original keyboard shortcuts to something else so that all keys can be used when working with the extension.
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