Having the message headers in their own sandbox means that they don't scroll with the message as you read past them, as they do on 4.x (and Eudora). They always take up an inch or so of very valuable vertical real estate, most of which is blank. This reduces the space available for looking at messages content, the primary purpose of that window. Sure, you can minimize the waste by closing their toolbars, but they are automatically reopened on the next message. Should I file a separate bug on that?
Assignee: phil → hangas
Summary: Message headers waste screen space. → Remember toolbar expand/collapse state
*** Bug 21842 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Summary: Remember toolbar expand/collapse state → UI: Remember toolbar expand/collapse state
Mass moving to M16 to get these off the M15 radar. Please let me know if this is really an M15 stopper.
Target Milestone: M15 → M16
Not beta2 stopper. Marking M18. Please let me know if you disagree.
Target Milestone: M16 → M18
Mass move mailnews bugs to Putterman. Ouch.
Assignee: hangas → putterman
Status: ASSIGNED → NEW
reassigning to mscott since he's doing the message pane.
Assignee: putterman → mscott
this doesn't meet our beta3/rtm criteria.
Target Milestone: M18 → Future
THis works for me with 031205 linux, win32 and mac mozilla builds. collapsing the headers by clicking the grippies works and is persisted across mail sessions.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 18 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
Somewhere along the way the original problem I reported has been lost. All of the duped and morphed bugs have been resolved, but the undesirable behavior still remains: space devoted to headers reduces message display space, since they don't scroll out of the way (as they did in 4.x). Has someone decided that is wontfix?
- I found two bugs on the issue of the message pane scrolling problem. Bug# 32055 has the address widget appear to the left/beginning of the addresses. Bug# 56825 states that this appears too complicated in the short term. - Marking Verified Worksforme, for the Remember toolbar expand/collapse state Build 2001-03-23-15: NT4 Build 2001-03-23-21: Linux RH 6.2 Build 2001-03-23-10: Mac 9.04 The toolbar expand/collapse state is remembered for the mail session. It's also remembered after a restart in all cases if the browser is also closed (known problem with some mail prefs not being saved unless the browser is also open).
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
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