I couldn't find a bug for this already so I'm creating a new one. Currently, the folder pane shows newsgroups with their full names. Instead we can conserve space by showing the abbreviated name. I have a fix in my tree for this. I basically just hooked up our datasource to a new folder method called GetAbbreviatedName and I hooked up code that already did this in nsNewsFolder.cpp. There's a pref "news.abbreviate_pretty_name" that tells how many words from the right should be abbreviated. Right now if you don't want anything abbreviated, set this to some really high value. Eventually we'll have a tool tip that shows the full name of the newsgroup. To clarify, netscape.public.mozilla.mail-news will now show up as n.p.m.mail-news in order to save space.
Is this the bug? http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=11044
If so, can you mark the other bug as a duplicate of this one?
*** Bug 11044 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
cool, Oleg's code is finally getting used.
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