Closed Bug 152702 Opened 19 years ago Closed 12 years ago
Moving messages with threading only moves the first message in each thread
Enter threading mode Select multiple collapsed threads Move messages to another folder Only the first message in each thread is moved The other messages in remain in the original folder The expected behaviour is that the entire collapsed thread is moved to the other folder.
It only moves the displayed message, it is not implemented to move the replies which are not shown. If you want to move the thread, select the spool/thread icon in the thread column to the left of the message and it will select the entire thread, then move it. I believe we may also have an old existing request about this.
Severity: normal → enhancement
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
QA Contact: olgam → laurel
(In reply to comment #1) > It only moves the displayed message, it is not implemented to move the replies > which are not shown. > > If you want to move the thread, select the spool/thread icon in the thread > column to the left of the message and it will select the entire thread, then > move it. Selecting the "speech bubble" does indeed work, but has side effects: it uncollapses the thread, which is annoying if you want to move multiple threads. Collapsing the thread again using \ changes the selection: now again only the first message is selected. Moreover, uncollapsing a thread, selecting one message inside (not the top), and then collapsing it "moves" the selection to the top (as can be seen by uncollapsing the thread as well. In the case of collapsed threads, it really looks as if selection is tied to display: if a message is not shown, it cannot be selected. However, that reasoning does not apply to other situations where selected messages are not shown. For instance, it does not apply to scrolling. For example, if I make my message header-pane so small that not the entire list fits, then select first message, and then Ctrl-select last, so that both are selected but only one visible, moving the set does indeed move both even though they are never displayed at once. I think that this (scrolling) is actually the correct behavior. Selection should be a logical concept, not a purely optical one. It would be nice if the same behavior was applied to collapsed threads as well, at least as an option.
I agree, this should be at least preference. Because from GUI point of view it is more intuitive (and more common in other applications) that the whole thread would be moved.
Component: MailNews: Main Mail Window → MailNews: Backend
OS: Windows 2000 → All
Product: Mozilla Application Suite → Core
Hardware: PC → All
Works now on 3.0beta3
(In reply to comment #5) > Works now on 3.0beta3 Thanks Alain.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: 12 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
This has evidently been re-introduced again in version 9.
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