Thunderbird's slow scrolling

Dirk Freitag unreal.linux at
Tue Apr 7 15:35:37 UTC 2009

J. Limon wrote:
> Anyone else experience that Thunderbird is extremely slow when scrolling 
> through an Inbox? Perhaps THIS inbox? (The one you're looking at.)
> For me, when I'm on a mailing list inbox, scrolling through the message 
> list is painful at best. The messages themselves load fine because I 
> have Thunderbird download all messages locally to save bandwidth (I'm 
> using IMAP) but the message list column's scrolling is 
> dreadfully slow.
> Google says I'm not the only one, just wondering if anyone has any insight.

I also have a very slow scrolling rate in Thunderbird.  It has to do 
with the sheer number of message in the folder.  My sent folder is not 
nearly the size of my inbox folder, and the scrolling is not as slow in 
the sent folder.  The more messages that are in the folder, the slower 
the scroll rates will be.  Hope this helps.

Dirk Freitag
Linux Registered User Number 487244          []

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