User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.5b) Gecko/20030827 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.5b) Gecko/20030827 I use the "Open Messages in a New Window" option, and have Mail/News set up to a 2 pane system, with my servers/folders on the left and the contents of the current folder on the right. This bug may need a better summary, but I'm at a loss as to what to call it. Sorry. Upon deleting a message, the focus in the index of the folder gets lost and reset. Upon closing the message window, in a large mailbox, one has to find the message if they wish to do something with it. Even though a new message or the next unread message is displayed in the new window, the Mail/News application gets it's pointer in the folder reset Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Set your preference to open new messages in a separate window 2. Open a folder with a few messages in it 3. Select a message somewhere in the middle of the folder with one click, double click it to open it in a new window 4. Delete this message. The next message appears. 5. Close this window. 6. Focus goes to the Mail/News window, or select it. 7. The title bar doesn't show what message you were on, nor does focus indicate where you were 8. Find that message, or open another message 9. Simply close the window 10. The title bar contains the subject of the message you were on, and focus indicates where you were Actual Results: Mail/News can display a message, but not have current context of it in the main Mail/News window Expected Results: I'd expect the pointer/focus in the folder window to move along with the current message. Upon closing the secondary window, I'd expect some visual clue as to where I was in the folder. It only gets lost when one deletes a message (haven't checked what happens when one moves a message from the new message window). Windows 2000, Mozilla 1.5b, Classic theme I realize this may be a bit complex, but I'll answer questions as they come up. I'm going to classify this as a Minor bug, but it really drives me crazy with the way I typically read email.
Note that the "problem" is not loss of focus, but loss of selection. See also bug 183486. The reason I quote "problem" is that the reporter's expected navigation model causes its own problem: which message should the message pane select when next/delete operations are taking place in more than one standalone message window? *** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 172392 ***