Run Filters on Folder from message menu should have confirmation dialog

RESOLVED WONTFIX

Status

MailNews Core
Filters
RESOLVED WONTFIX
15 years ago
9 years ago

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(Reporter: scottputterman, Assigned: Bienvenu)

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x86
Windows XP

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Description

15 years ago
Using 9/13 build.  I wanted to bring up the filters dialog.  I slipped and
accidentally selected Run Filters on Selected Folder.  Depending on your
filters, this can be a pretty destructive action.  If we're not going to have
sub menus then I suggest we bring up a confirmation dialog before doing this.
(Assignee)

Comment 1

15 years ago
I'm willing to do the work for sub-menus, since that would solve this problem
and give added benefit.

Comment 2

15 years ago
Agree the submenu is a nicer solution if possible.
http://www.mozilla.org/mailnews/specs/filters/images/Menu1a.gif
two issues:

1) I have _many_ filters, that submenu is likely to turn out a bit
   uncomfortable to use.
2) I noticed the filter editor dialog won't allow me to run a filter on a
   specific folder (unless it happens to be a top level folder in an incoming
   mail acct) (separate bug I suppose but anyhow...)

I propose instead of a submenu, a simple dialog to choose the filters to run on
the selected folder from a list, without the filter editing related and
selection-for-automatic-filtering distraction of the main "Message Filters"
dialog. And a "Select All" button of course.

This would allow for simplifying the "Message Filters" dialog too, the current
manual filter-running ui gets it a bit crowded and it's a bit unclear what the
"selected" filters are, as the filters in it can be both highlighted (manual
run) and checked (automatic run) -- eek.
Product: MailNews → Core

Comment 4

13 years ago
Updating summary to match the current text of the menu item.


(In reply to comment #1)
> I'm willing to do the work for sub-menus, since that would solve this problem
> and give added benefit.

Bug 203267.
Summary: Run Filters on Selected folder should have confirmation dialog → Run Filters on Folder should have confirmation dialog

Updated

9 years ago
QA Contact: laurel → filters
Product: Core → MailNews Core

Comment 5

9 years ago
PLEASE, no more "are you sure" dialogues!

OSS is becoming as moronic as microsoft titles , treating me like an imbecile and obliging me to confirm every step of the way what I need to do.

This takes me twice as long to do anything and is highly frustrating.

This kind of thing should be reserved for obvious data loss situations only, not because users can't be bothered to look what they are doing.

thanks

Comment 6

9 years ago
Bryan, thoughts?  There doesn't seem to be much call for this, based on dupes and ccs. But then I've never used filters in this way, so I can't judge. But does seem like Bug 203267 offers a more functional solution and, thinking about this, it blocks this bug - i.e. we should not do both.
Summary: Run Filters on Folder should have confirmation dialog → Run Filters on Folder from message menu should have confirmation dialog
i like to avoid the 'are you sure' dialogs.  And for everyone who doesn't have 'destructive' type filters this will be an odd annoyance.  I'm sure we could do the  'are you sure' + '[ ] stop showing this', but that's not a solution as much as it's what we do when it's late on a friday and we want to go home. :)

i'll put a wontfix on this, but we should get some solution to the problem
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 9 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
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