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Attachment selection window in OSX is deficient

UNCONFIRMED
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Status

Thunderbird
Message Compose Window
UNCONFIRMED
3 years ago
9 months ago

People

(Reporter: Jim Moe, Unassigned)

Tracking

31 Branch
x86_64
Mac OS X

Firefox Tracking Flags

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Details

(Reporter)

Description

3 years ago
User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:33.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/33.0
Build ID: 2014101000

Steps to reproduce:

This is specific to Apple OS/X operating system, v10.9

1. Create a new message
2. Open the Attachment selection dialog



Actual results:

a. See that remotely mounted volumes are not listed and cannot be accessed
b. Listed folder content can be out-of-date


Expected results:

1. Remote volumes should be listed and available
2. Folder contents should reflect reality
(Reporter)

Updated

3 years ago
OS: Linux → Mac OS X
Component: Untriaged → Message Compose Window

Comment 1

3 years ago
Tested it on OS X 10.10 and there is appearing a "Shared" which I think is what reporter was looking for. The amount of folders which appear on the sidebar can be setup on Finder/Preferences/Sidebar.

Does this solves your problem, Jim?
Flags: needinfo?(jimoe)

Comment 2

2 years ago
Hi, Jim.

I have found bug 1155441, also reported by you.

Are those "remotely mounted volumes" on comment 0 on a Samba server?
Flags: needinfo?(jimoe)
Whiteboard: [CLOSEME 10082015]

Updated

2 years ago
Whiteboard: [CLOSEME 10082015] → [closeme 2015-08-10]
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Comment 3

2 years ago
Yes, the volumes are mounted with SMB.

The Attachment/Directory dialog looks like Finder but is not. It seems to get a directory snapshot when TB starts, and is not refreshed or refresh-able after that. If a remote mount drops for any reason, there is no way to recover it in the Attachment dialog. If an item is added to a folder, it does not show in the attachment dialog.

A workaround I found that is reliable is to use Finder, locate the attachment file, and drag it to the message's attachment window.

Updated

2 years ago
Whiteboard: [closeme 2015-08-10]
(Reporter)

Comment 4

9 months ago
As it happens, this is also an issue with Firefox v50.1. (and persists for Thunderbird v45.5.)

As was demonstrated by the disgruntled user, after adding a file to a folder on a remotely mounted volume, Firefox's Browse window could not find that file. It was found by Finder; not much use in this case since drag-n-drop was not implemented by the web page.
(In reply to Jim Moe from comment #4)
> As it happens, this is also an issue with Firefox v50.1. (and persists for
> Thunderbird v45.5.)
> 
> As was demonstrated by the disgruntled user, after adding a file to a folder
> on a remotely mounted volume, Firefox's Browse window could not find that
> file. 

Does an existing bug against firefox exist?

> It was found by Finder; not much use in this case since drag-n-drop
> was not implemented by the web page.

so bug 1155441 no longer exists?
Flags: needinfo?(jimoe)
(Reporter)

Comment 6

9 months ago
> Does an existing bug against firefox exist?
>
I have no idea. "file browse not finding files" and similar search terms did not find anything. 

> so bug 1155441 no longer exists?
>
Yes. Apparently that report is a duplicate of this one. And no action has occurred for either report.
Flags: needinfo?(jimoe)

Updated

9 months ago
Duplicate of this bug: 1155441
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