From Bugzilla Helper: User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:0.9.7) Gecko/20011221 BuildID: 2001122108 In Mozilla Mail, when reading messages (normal three-pane layout), messages with attachments show an enormous header area which is useless and ugly and leaves little room for the actual message. You can collapse the header area to avoid the problem, but this is undesirable for messages without attachments, since then info such as who the message was sent to is invisible. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: Open Mozilla Mail in three-pane layout. Set View Headers to Normal. Browse some messages. Actual Results: Messages without attachments look fine: the header area shows a few compact lines, enough to see who sent the message, to whom, what the subject is, and the header area stops there. But messages with attachments have the attachment pane on the right; it is huge, large enough for a dozen attachments, and consumes a lot of the screen on a small (laptop) display. Expected Results: Expect that the attachment pane *not* have a predetermined vertical size, but only use as much space as would be available based on the other displayed headers anyway. Should get a scroll bar in the case that you actually have a lot of attachments. I use the Little Mozilla theme if that is relevant.
I'm trying to attach a screenshot here, but Bugzilla won't let me: browser uploads tons of data (it is a full-size GIF) but then says "No file was provided or the field was empty" (it wasn't). Maybe there is a size restriction or something. Let me know if you want me to mail you a screenshot: ask for /tmp/moz-118827.gif and I can send it to you.
Thanks email@example.com for updating, but I am not a Netscape employee and have no such address. :-)
Jennifer Glick <firstname.lastname@example.org> basically owns the mail user interface, so the cc was for feedback not as a CC to an alternative you, although that probably should have been explained in a comment.
Oops, sorry Jennifer! Don't run into my last name too often.
Me either. Nice to meet ya jglick. :-)
I do have probs in Mozilla Mail with attachments, too. Take a look at my screenshot (Build ID 2002061213, HP-UX 11, KDE 1.1.2): http://www.ae.op.dlr.de/~hippmann/temp/mozilla_3.gif The attachment pane and the long To-address need too much horizontal space; the scrollbar of the mail list is not accessible. The same behaviour occures on my Linux machine.
The attachment box's height is only about four lines these days, so until someone comes up with a better idea (and, no, TB's attachment box isn't), this is WFM now.
Yeah, obsolete I think.