How to Fix Line Spacing In Thunderbird

The Problem

thunderbird-logoRecently, I updated my Mozilla Thunderbird eMail application to the most up-to-date version. We have all done this, or at least, the eMail application has automatically done it for you. The one thing I noticed after the update is that when composing an eMail I kept getting double line-spacing between each sentence. That is all good as long as it is a break between paragraphs, but not when I just want to move down one line. For a while I dealt with it, but finally decided I should figure out how to fix it. So let’s break this down into an easy-to-follow guide.

The Fix

Step 1 – Open your Thunderbird eMail application. Mine is on the Task Bar at the bottom but yours might be on your desktop. Just look for the Thunderbird icon.


Step 2 – Head to the top and select “Tools”


Step 3 – After the drop-down menu appears go to the bottom and choose “Options”


Step 4 – Select the “Composition” option at the top


Step 5 – In here you will notice a check in the box next to, “When using paragraph format, the enter key creates a new paragraph”. Uncheck that box.


Step 6 – Last thing to do is hit “OK”


Now you will be able to hit the Enter Key and just be moved down one line, not two.  This is the way I fixed my issue, so if you know another way, please share in the comments down below.

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Jason Shuffield

Jason Shuffield began working with computers at an early age. As he gained experience he began helping others who had difficulties with technology and requested assistance. Over time it became obvious there was a local need for a technology expert with great people skills. As a result Jason started his computer repair company, CYIN, in 2011. With years of experience in web design, computer repair, tech support, computer training and social media management Jason loves to share his knowledge and educate people.

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