HTML Compose: set Inline Style with colors, UI controls get confusing



15 years ago
2 years ago


(Reporter: mcow, Unassigned)


Windows 2000

Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)




15 years ago
In an HTML message, a CSS style can be set for the <body> using:
  Format | Page Colors and Background | Advanced Edit | Inline Style

If the 'color' or 'background-color' CSS styles are used, then OK is pressed, 
the Page Colors and Background dialog will show those colors in the example box 
under the radio button "Use custom colors."  (Returning to the Advanced Edit 
dialog will show those values in the HTML attributes tab's 'text' and 'bgcolor' 
entries.)  The other radio button, "Use reader's colors," is enabled.  

Actual results:
Selecting "Use reader's colors" plus OK causes no change to the current message; 
and returning to the dialog, "Use custom colors" is again selected.

Expected results:
 - Either (1) "Use reader's colors" should be disabled if the custom colors have 
been set via the Inline Style.  However, that may still be confusing, as it's 
not necessarily clear why the selection is disabled.
 - Or (2) Selecting "Use reader's colors" plus OK should turn the colors off, 
clearing the color styles from the Inline Style.

Maybe there's a better option than either of those two, but the current behavior 
sure isn't it.

Comment 1

15 years ago
xref bug 147645.
Severity: normal → minor
Product: MailNews → Core
sorry for the spam.  making bugzilla reflect reality as I'm not working on these bugs.  filter on FOOBARCHEESE to remove these in bulk.
Assignee: sspitzer → nobody
Filter on "Nobody_NScomTLD_20080620"
QA Contact: esther → composition


11 years ago
Product: Core → MailNews Core

Comment 4

2 years ago
There is no Use custom colors radio button anymore.

Thunderbird 52.1.0 (32-bit)
Windows 7 64-bit

Comment 5

2 years ago
(In reply to buovjaga from comment #4)
> There is no Use custom colors radio button anymore.
> Thunderbird 52.1.0 (32-bit)
> Windows 7 64-bit
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