button/context menu to show all headers



15 years ago
8 years ago


(Reporter: tironsi, Unassigned)


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15 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.4) Gecko/20030624
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.4) Gecko/20030624

There needs to be a button for toggling between brief headers and all headers
for Thunderbird. There is a Menu option, but there needs to be a button right
next to headers themselves to toggle the behavior more easily.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:


15 years ago
QA Contact: asa

Comment 1

15 years ago
I agree. There are already a button near the "Subject" which toogle headers
between normal and compact, so this extention whouldn't be too complex (IMHO)

Comment 2

15 years ago
I previously hadn't noticed the arrow wiget, but a button would be more visible.
Also it'd be nice to be able to copy all headers, not just one line.

Comment 3

15 years ago
I would like to see the headers display inline, then it's all part of the text
and you're able to copy it easily.  This is how Eudora does it and it works
pretty well.  See the screen shot below.  Maybe this should be an option "header
display method"


Comment 4

15 years ago
Another possible solution other than a button would be an option on the
right-click menu per-message would be helpful. 

Comment 5

14 years ago
This started as a confusing bug report, and comment 2 makes things more 
confusing.  A reporter with Edit Bugs privileges really ought to know better.

Tironsi: do you want a toggle between Normal and All (which is what the menu 
provides) or between Compact and {Normal or All, whichever is selected in the 
menu}, which is already available as the twisty (+/- button) in the envelope 

If the latter, this bug is invalid (there is no way the twisty will be replaced 
by a button); if the former, this is Seamonkey bug 213459 (see also bug 150908).

(In reply to comment #2)
> Also it'd be nice to be able to copy all headers, not just one line.
(In reply to comment #3)
> I would like to see the headers display inline, then it's all part of the text
> and you're able to copy it easily.

View | Message Source gives you a full, scrollable, copyable display of the 
headers and message text in one window.  Given this feature, what I think should 
be done with All Headers mode is to remove it entirely -- bug 154712.
Summary: button to show all headers → button/context menu to show all headers

Comment 6

14 years ago
*** Bug 264358 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 7

14 years ago
See also Seamonkey Bug 150908 - Add second collapse widget to mail header for
normal-full header toggle

Comment 8

14 years ago
FYI, I wrote an extension to add this button.  Not sure how to go about adding
into thunderbird itself but I'm guessing it'd be a pretty simple cut and paste
job for someone who knows what they were doing.  You can check it out at
http://joshandmerci.com/proj_thunder.php as well as bug #251924 which is for
it's going onto the update website.
QA Contact: front-end

Comment 9

11 years ago
The AMO link for the View Headers Toggle Button add-on is:

I consider this to be a basic User customization for inclusion in the pallet of toolbar drag&drop items.
Assignee: mscott → nobody

Comment 10

8 years ago
please update the bug based on version 3 UI/behavior.
note there is currently a twisty. why need a button?

xref Bug 224374 - Choosing which Headers to view (custom)
Component: Mail Window Front End → Message Reader UI
QA Contact: front-end → message-reader

Comment 11

8 years ago
The button referenced in Comment 8 and Comment 9 was not updated for TB3.

Comment 10 seems to be influenced by use of the Compact Header extension, so needs clarification.

The xref to Bug 224374, the ref was updated 10/29/2010.

Given the Message pane Header panel of TB3.1 has it's own button pallet, an extension that would add a toggler button would be practical.
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