moving/copying messages in Status Bar should reflect completion

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Mail Window Front End
15 years ago
4 years ago


(Reporter: Calum Mackay, Assigned: kcarchana77)


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15 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.5b) Gecko/20030815 Mozilla Firebird/0.6.1+
Build Identifier: Mozilla Thunderbird 0.2a (20030808)

When moving, or copying, message to a different folder, a note appears in the
Status Bar:

Copying messages to ...

[or Moving...]

Even long after the move/copy is complete, this message stays on the Status Bar. 

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:

Expected Results:  
Perhaps the message could be replaced with a past tense version: "Moved" or
"Copied"..., or simply removed.


15 years ago
QA Contact: asa

Comment 1

15 years ago
I have an IMAP folder with 3500 messages. About 10 minutes ago, I clicked "Run 
Junk Mail Controls on Folder", and the little spinner has been spinning ever 
since. (This command requires the program to download every message in the 
folder, which is what I wanted.) The status bar says, "Downloading message...", 
but I have no way of knowing how far along it is.

Comment 2

13 years ago
Reporter, can you please try reproduce this error on a newer build?

Comment 3

13 years ago
Ray: are you saying you cannot reproduce it?

I have just tried again, with my build from yesterday, same problem. The message
stays there until it is replaced by some other action.

In more detail:

1. Highlight one msg.
2. Copy msg to another folder
3. Note that "Copying message to <folder>..." appears.
4. Note that that it never disappears.

I have it visible on my window, yet I did the Copy about 5 minutes ago (and I've
done nothing since).

If you're only trying it on one message, you need to Copy it. With Move, the
automatic next action (to load the next msg in the folder) will overwrite the
message. If you Move the last message in the folder, or Move multiple messages,
that won't happen, but Copy single msg is perhaps easiest to test.

There be might an argument to leave on screen, since it's so quick that it could
be missed. If so, I would instead suggest that the msg is changed, when the
move/copy is complete, to indicate completion. e.g. change from "Copying" to

My concern here in all this is that the app gives the impression that the copy
is still underway, and perhaps "hung" somewhere.

Comment 4

13 years ago
*** Bug 295900 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
QA Contact: front-end


10 years ago
Assignee: mscott → nobody

Comment 5

5 years ago
I would like to work on this bug. It would be nice if you could assign this bug to me. As I am a beginner I would also like to know where I should start with to fix this bug.

Comment 6

5 years ago
The first thing is probably to reproduce it. Or what did you want to fix? For progress we have the Activity Manager.
Assignee: nobody → kcarchana77
OS: Linux → All
Hardware: x86 → All


4 years ago
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