Closed Bug 148461 Opened 18 years ago Closed 18 years ago
order / sort and view on multiple message parameters
Mozilla/5.0 rv:1.0rc3 Gecko/20020523 You should be able order and view messages based on multiple parameters chosen by the user. Currently you can only select one parameter such as date received or label when ordering messages. Some additional ordering occurs automatically depending on the category you choose. And you can only filter the message view based on if a message is read, unread, threaded, or watched. For example a user should be able to say, 1) sort messages by label then date (a general double category sort) 2) sort messages by unread then labeled (i.e. this would allow users to have unread messages shown first followed by messages labeled by priority) 3) only view messages unread and labeled important 4) only view message from a certain sender Or whatever way a user prefers to filter the view and define the sort order. A suggestion for implementing the multiple category sort is to add an item to the "View -> Sort By" menu called "Custom..." or "Multiple..." which opens a dialog box like the dialog used to define mail filters rules (seen in Tools -> Message Filters-> (select filter name) Edit -> Filter Rules). This item would display checked if a custom category sort is current to that folder. If a user clicks on a category heading in the message view or selects a single category in the existing "View -> Sort By" menu then that custom sort is unchecked. A similar thing could be done to filter which messages are displayed in the viewer. The availible parameters to choose to filter the view by should include the same ones used for ordering. -Ellis
*** Bug 148454 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Summary: multiple order / sort and view parameters → order / sort and view on multiple message parameters
marking as enhancement and new
Severity: normal → enhancement
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
I agree, but I think there is a simpler UI. I'd like to click first on 'sort by name', then 'flag' and have it sorted first by flag then by name. I see no reason for a special menu item.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 57898 ***
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: 18 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
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