I had the fields Subject, Sender, Date, and Size displayed. I set subject, and sender to the size I wanted. When I made the date field smaller, I was intending to have more space for size. Instead, it automatically extended Subject to fit whatever space was being released by the reduction of the date field. It is however, not consistent in it's behaviour. It feels like there's a logic to this, but it's not obvious, as I use it, what the logic is. Looks like it basically stops expanding the size field when it no longer needs any more space to display the current list of mail being looked at.
s.kumar: Is this still an issue for you? In 1.4b, the resizing of columns in the mail views seems to be very simple -- other than a few fixed-width fields (e.g. junk status), moving the boundary of a column only affects the adjacent column, which seems to be what you expect.
*** Bug 194950 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
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Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 15 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
Yes, this bug looks resolved, but Bug 194950 does not look resolved, despite it was marked as a duplicate.
Okay, here is where it goes wrong. 1) Size the entire window to how big you want it to be. 2) Start from the left and fix each column to the proper width. (The last column on the right will have extra space left over.) 3) Move the window divider to account for the extra space. RESULT: Window resize undo's all the work you just put into your columns. Also, double clicked should automatically set the column width to the optimal width for the data being displayed, such as windows explorer does.
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