User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win98; en-US; rv:1.2.1) Gecko/20021130 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win98; en-US; rv:1.2.1) Gecko/20021130 With many groups subscribed, the downloading of new-msg counts for all groups is very time-consuming and needlessly slows down activity of other operations when only one or a few groups are of interest at a particular time. Expanding a newsgroup list by clicking on a server should only expand the list. Why not leave the list in an expanded state so individual groups can be selected? After the list is expanded, another click on the server to download new-msg counts would be ok, but not before the first click merely expands the list. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Open mail/news window sidebar 2. click on news server 3. Actual Results: Mozilla expands the server into the associated list of subscribed groups and then downloads the numbers of new messages for each group. Expected Results: Only expand the list on the first click. If the user clicks on the server after the subscribed list is expanded, then it should download the number of new messages for each group. The suggestion in "Expected Results" would save bandwidth and processing time, as well as giving the user a sense that Mozilla has some fine-grained controls instead of just course clumsy controls. This option was available in NS 4.08, along with the Collabra window. NS 4.08 was considerably more suitable for newsgroup access than the current version of Mozilla. This is a usability issue---trying to encourage Mozilla developers to get back to the usability of NS 4.x in newsgroup access.
Related to, but not a duplicate of bug 72318. Confirming, but setting to enhancement, as this is currently to-spec.
Severity: minor → enhancement
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
sorry for the spam. making bugzilla reflect reality as I'm not working on these bugs. filter on FOOBARCHEESE to remove these in bulk.
Assignee: sspitzer → nobody
Filter on "Nobody_NScomTLD_20080620"
QA Contact: stephend → networking.news
Set news.update_unread_on_expand to false.
No longer blocks: 71728
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 10 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Duplicate of bug: 34591
Product: Core → MailNews Core
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