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