Status bar messages should stay up longer ("There are no new messages on the server")

RESOLVED WORKSFORME

Status

SeaMonkey
MailNews: Message Display
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enhancement
RESOLVED WORKSFORME
15 years ago
12 years ago

People

(Reporter: Jim Booth, Unassigned)

Tracking

Trunk
x86
Windows 98

Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)

Details

(Reporter)

Description

15 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win 9x 4.90; en-US; rv:1.5a) Gecko/20030601
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win 9x 4.90; en-US; rv:1.5a) Gecko/20030601

When you Get Msgs and there are no messages on the server, the status bar
displays "There are no new messages on the server" for ONLY ABOUT 1 SECOND, then
it gets blanked.  If you're not watching, you'll miss it.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open MailNews, click Get Msgs
2. Click Get Msgs again (so there are no new messages)
3. Observe status bar at bottom of window.  

Actual Results:  
Message shows for very brief period

Expected Results:  
"There are no new messages on the server" message should remain until something
clears it, or at least for 5-10 seconds.

Comment 1

15 years ago
See also bug 227423 to add server check time to status message.

Updated

14 years ago
Blocks: 227423

Comment 2

14 years ago
This is WorksForMe using Thunderbird 20040923 win32 build when I use the Get
Mail feature via Ctrl+T or the toolbar button or the drop-down menu.

Can someone review this bug with a current version of Mail/News?
(Reporter)

Comment 3

14 years ago
Problem still exists on Mailnews build 20041018.  The message clears at the same
time the progress bar (throbber) disappears.

See Bug 243460 for same bug in Thunderbird.
Product: Browser → Seamonkey

Updated

13 years ago
Assignee: sspitzer → mail

Comment 4

13 years ago
(In reply to comment #0)
> User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win 9x 4.90; en-US; rv:1.5a)
Gecko/20030601
>...
> Actual Results:  
> Message shows for very brief period
> 
> Expected Results:  
> "There are no new messages on the server" message should remain until something
> clears it, or at least for 5-10 seconds.

WFM Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8b2) Gecko/20050604
After Ctrl-T and 20 minutes mine still says "no new messages"

Does anyone with a recent build see otherwise?
If so, how quickly does it go away?

Comment 5

13 years ago
WFM per comment 4
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 13 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME

Comment 6

13 years ago
(In reply to comment #5)
> WFM per comment 4
> 

It only stays up for a fraction of a second for me ... suggest it simply stay there until a new message "shows up" to replace it. In fact, I suggest this in general for *all* status bar messages.

Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win98; en-US; rv:1.7.11) Gecko/20050728

Jim H. (aka CuriousJ)

Comment 7

13 years ago
(In reply to comment #6)
> It only stays up for a fraction of a second for me ... suggest it simply stay
> there until a new message "shows up" to replace it. In fact, I suggest this in
> general for *all* status bar messages.
> 
> Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win98; en-US; rv:1.7.11) Gecko/20050728

Jim, this bug is against trunk and your build is not trunk. can you test with a trunk build and report back?

Comment 8

12 years ago
(In reply to comment #7)
> (In reply to comment #6)
> > It only stays up for a fraction of a second for me ... suggest it simply stay
> > there until a new message "shows up" to replace it. In fact, I suggest this in
> > general for *all* status bar messages.
> > 
> > Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win98; en-US; rv:1.7.11) Gecko/20050728
> 
> Jim, this bug is against trunk and your build is not trunk. can you test with a
> trunk build and report back?
> 

I don't know what you mean by "trunk". I just download what is available at the
Mozilla website as the most recent release of Mozilla, from time to time.

I have fooled around a little with development in the past, (mainly just to get
the "3rd party download manager" patch) but the most recent instructions for
setting up for development under Windows requires components that will only
install in Windows 2K or above. (I think it was the Microsoft Visual C++
Toolkit 2003 that wouldn't install in Win98) Anybody got a way for us poor
Win98 users to play around with this stuff?

Jim H. (aka CuriousJ)

Comment 9

12 years ago
sorry for not being clear.
download from http://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/seamonkey/nightly/latest-trunk/
development environment is not needed

Comment 10

12 years ago
Now using Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win98; en-US; rv:1.8.0.2) Gecko/20060404 SeaMonkey/1.0.1. Couldn't get nightly builds to run after install (I would
hear my "Start Program" sound, then my "Close Program" sound, without even
getting the Mozilla Splash Screen). "Messages Received" or "No New Messages"
still disappearing almost to fast to see.

Jim H. (aka CuriousJ)

Comment 11

12 years ago
Oops! Now using Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win98; en-US; rv:1.8.0.4) Gecko/20060516 SeaMonkey/1.0.2. "Messages Received" or "No New Messages" still disappearing
almost to fast to see. Request this bug be reopened.

Jim H. (aka CuriousJ)

Comment 12

12 years ago
Now using Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win98; en-US; rv:1.8.0.4) Gecko/20060516 SeaMonkey/1.0.2

When moving messages between folders the "Moving X of X messages to (Folder)"
messages stay up.

This leads me to conclude that the messages that are "disappearing" are not in
fact disappearing but are being replaced by a "blank" or "null" message.

Jim H. (aka CuriousJ)

Comment 13

12 years ago
Now using Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win98; en-US; rv:1.8.1b2) Gecko/20060821 SeaMonkey/1.1a Mnenhy/0.7.4.0

Still not working for me.

Jim H. (aka CuriousJ)
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