support F5 and/or F9 for checking mail

VERIFIED FIXED in Thunderbird0.7

Status

Thunderbird
Mail Window Front End
P2
enhancement
VERIFIED FIXED
14 years ago
6 years ago

People

(Reporter: mconnor, Assigned: Jon Henry)

Tracking

unspecified
Thunderbird0.7

Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)

Details

(Whiteboard: fixed-aviary1.0)

Attachments

(1 attachment)

1.18 KB, patch
Scott MacGregor
: review+
Details | Diff | Splinter Review
(Reporter)

Description

14 years ago
If renaming a folder can claim a function key, we should allow for such a key
for checking mail (inherently more useful)

Outlook/Outlook Express use F5
Lotus Notes/Ximian Evolution use F9

F5 and possibly F9 as well would be nice (I still hit F9 out of reflex after
spending a few years relying on Notes daily).
(Reporter)

Comment 1

14 years ago
really, its an enhancement... Scott, I'd be glad to write the patch for this,
just assign it back to me if you'd prefer that
Severity: normal → enhancement

Comment 2

13 years ago
I'd probably be interested in a windows only patch that uses F5. I seem to
remember OSX folks getting mad about our apps stealing function keys.

So use #ifdef XP_WIN in the XUL for F5.

Thanks Mike.

Comment 3

13 years ago
oops and I guess F9 on linux since that's what ximian does...using the xul
pre-processor to ifdef it there too.
(Reporter)

Comment 4

13 years ago
-> me
Assignee: mscott → mconnor
Target Milestone: --- → Thunderbird0.6
(Reporter)

Updated

13 years ago
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED
Priority: -- → P2

Comment 5

13 years ago
not a 0.6 stopper but will take a patch if it happens before 0.6.
Target Milestone: Thunderbird0.6 → Thunderbird0.7
(Assignee)

Comment 6

13 years ago
Created attachment 148710 [details] [diff] [review]
Patch

I think this does the trick. Apologies if mconner was working on this, but it
looked like it slipped off the radar and is something that was bugging me :).
(Assignee)

Updated

13 years ago
Attachment #148710 - Flags: review?(mscott)

Updated

13 years ago
Attachment #148710 - Flags: review?(mscott) → review+

Comment 7

13 years ago
fixed

thanks for the patch
Status: ASSIGNED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 13 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED

Updated

13 years ago
Whiteboard: fixed-aviary1.0

Comment 8

13 years ago
scott: F9 in linux 20041124 build works but F5/F9 on win32 20041124 build does
not. its not my impression from the comments that this was a linux only fix.

Comment 9

13 years ago
F5 is working for me on windows. weird! i see text in the status bar saying No
New messages after I press F5. 

F9 should not work on linux. That's windows only. 

Comment 10

13 years ago
i see what my problem was.  The "...no new messages..." text was already present
initially so was unable to recognize if a Get was sent.  F5 works for me. 
Verified on 20041124 builds
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED

Updated

6 years ago
Assignee: mconnor → jhenry
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