messages being called "unread" after I read them

Christopher Chaltain chaltain at
Tue Jun 18 16:53:51 UTC 2013

Well, this is personal preference. I use the preview pane, and I don't 
want a message marked as read as I flip  through or arrow down through 
my messages, which is why I have it set to 5 seconds.

This doesn't explain your problem though, since if anything, this 
setting would be overly aggressive in marking things as read. I wonder 
if you're hitting a bug where the list view in Thunderbird isn't being 
read correctly by Orca. I'm not sure if this is an Orca bug, a 
Thunderbird bug or somewhere in between.

If you want to just take a look at your unread messages, you might try 
checking View -> Threads -> Unread.

On 06/18/2013 07:43 AM, Al Sten-Clanton wrote:
> I have it set to mark as read immediately on display.  Should I use a
> different setting?  Thanks.
> Al
> On 06/17/2013 06:24 PM, Christopher Chaltain wrote:
>> In Thunderbird, if you go into Edit -> Preferences -> Advanced ->
>> Reading and Display, how do you have it configured to mark messages as
>> read? For example, in my set up, I have messages automatically marked as
>> read if I view them for five seconds. If I'm in a message for less than
>> five seconds, it'll still show up as unread.
>> On 06/17/2013 03:10 PM, Al Sten-Clanton wrote:
>>> Hi.
>>> I often find that as I arrow through my inbox messages in Thunderbird,
>>> ones I've read are said to be unread.  Since this just happened, I
>>> thought I'd ask if anybody else sees this or knows how to fix it.
>>> I'm using Fedora 18, orca 3.6.3, and Thunderbird 17.0.6.  I've seen this
>>> for a while, though.
>>> Thanks for any help.
>>> Al
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