Message selection broken when deleting/marking as spam.



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14 years ago
14 years ago


(Reporter: Joshua Bowman, Assigned: Scott MacGregor)


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14 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.6b) Gecko/20031227 Foxybird/0.7+
Build Identifier: Mozilla Thunderbird 0.5a (20031219)

If a message on the pane is being viewed in preview mode, and a message above it
is marked as spam and sent to trash or otherwise deleted by some means, the
current selection moves down a message, for no good reason. Annoying when what's
below is spam or something marked unread intentionally, and even just for the
time it takes to display the new message. (Slow machine.)

And when the current selection is deleted, the one immediately below is
selected, when it seems more intuitive and less annoying to simply not show any
message. (Perhaps an option?)

Whatever the merits of the second, the first seems to be a bug, especially since
if new messages come in while a message is previewed, the preview stays on the
same message.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open a message in the preview pane.
2. Mark a message above it in the list as spam.
Actual Results:  
Preview switches to next message down.

Expected Results:  
Keep preview on same message.

Comment 1

14 years ago
Um, hoping that this will no longer be listed as "unconfirmed" if I make a
comment that it happens to me, too.

I'm using XP; I suspect this is not at all OS dependent?

Comment 2

14 years ago
While I cannot (yet) provide a patch for this bug.  It looks like what is
occurring is that the message that is 'selected' is based more on the item
number in the tree than the actual message itself.  So basically, if your
selected message is item 5 and you mark item 3 in the tree as spam, the selected
message is *still* item 5 ( but it is obviously the message that followed the
old item 5, which has now become item 4 ).. 

My suggestion is to put a bit of logic into the performActionOnJunkMsgs() 
function as this is what causes the marked junk message to be deleted and moved
to the junk folder.  This function (mistakenly) clears the currently selected
message ( which is not the one that is being marked as junk in this case). The
function then selects the message that *was* marked in order to delete and move
it.  Understandibly.

A check should be made that the currently selected message is in fact the one
that is being marked as junk, and if not, the current selection should be saved
in order to then set the tree's selection back to this saved selection following
the delete and move of the junked message.

It's not easy as one would have to take into account the fact that the current
selection might be several messages, contiguous OR non-contiguous AND that the
saved selection's indices that come before the junked message would be one index
off following the delete and move.

It would probably be easier just to scrap the current selection and concentrate
on what the last (one) selected message KEY was and .selectMsgByKey THAT message
 following the junk message delete and move.


Comment 3

14 years ago

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 209748 ***
Last Resolved: 14 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
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