From Bugzilla Helper: User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win 9x 4.90; en-US; rv:1.0rc2) Gecko/20020510 BuildID: 2002051006 When there are no more unread messages in a certain folder, 'Advance to next unread message in ...' appears when 'Next' is pressed. This should be optional; the user should be able to automatically go to the next unread message even if it is in another folder. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Make sure you have subscribed to at least one newsgroup. 2. Wait until there is at least one unread message in both your mail inbox and the newsgroup's folder. 3. Select your inbox. 4. Press 'next' until 'Advance to next unread message in...?' appears. Actual Results: 'Advance to next unread message in...?' appeared. Expected Results: Displayed 'Advance to next unread message in...?' and advance to next unread message when 'ok' is pressed OR advanced to the next unread message automatically. (Depending on the user's preference). Will happen with any theme, and on any OS.
So basically, you want a 'Don't ask me this again' checkbox?
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
Summary: advance to next unread message in another folder dialog should be optional → add "dont ask me again" option to "advance to next unread message in another folder/newsgroup" dialog
Yes, pretty please? Was about to open an RFE for this when I saw that it already exists!
Just out of curiosity: why does this confirmation exist at all? It's not like the user is deleting files or formatting his hard drive, he is simply asking to read the next message (which happens to be in another folder/newsgroup). I just can't think of any reason why this would be such a "dangerous" operation that it needs to be confirmed each and every time.
*** Bug 186908 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 217948 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Mikko, it could result in a user reading mail out of context. If a user believes he is reading mail from a certain party for example, but actually is not, that could have unfortunate consequences.
Created attachment 178277 [details] Illustration of option 2 User needs to know which group he is reading, but a confirmation dialog is a really bad way of achieving that. It is an interruption and an annoyance (why this bug exists). Some options: 1. Show a brief message in the content area. Hitting Next shows the message, hitting Next again moves on to the next group. Use a big font and/or other methods to distinguish this message from regular newsgroup posts: --- No unread messages in netscape.public.mozilla.win32 Advance to netscape.public.mozilla.wishlist --- 2. When group-transitions occur, briefly highlight the group name in such a way that the user doesn't miss it. In the attached screenshot the group name is expanded and highlighted with color. Show for 3-5 seconds so user has time to read the entire group name. These are just couple of very quick examples off the top of my head, better metheds can surely be invented.
Applies also to Thunderbird (1.0.2). Should I open a separate bug for Thunderbird or can this apply to both?
One can avoid being prompted by changing the preference mailnews.nav_crosses_folders from 1 to 0. If found this in bug 274728. (dup?) This works on Thunderbird version 184.108.40.206 (20070604) on OS X. I have no idea what version this option was introduced at. As an additional point, the name of this preference and the direction of it are pretty poor. :-) I would expect mailnews.nav_crosses_folders=0 to mean "navigation does not cross folders" rather than "don't bug me when I'm crossing folders".
Assignee: mail → nobody
QA Contact: laurel → message-display
I'd like to bring this one back up to the top of the list since TB5 has changed the shortcuts around. Dismissing the confirmation box now requires noticing it and changing from hitting N to hitting [space], which seems like a bit of a usability issue.
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