The scroll bar in the advanced address search in the address book has no effect

RESOLVED FIXED in Thunderbird0.9


Address Book
14 years ago
12 years ago


(Reporter: Timo Busshaus, Assigned: Scott MacGregor)


Windows XP

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14 years ago
Build Identifier: Mozilla Thunderbird 0.5 (20040207)

When searching for addresses in the address book with the "advanced" feature the 
list of found addresses does not move accordingly to the movement of the scroll 
bar on the right.

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. open address book
2. click the button "advanced" to open the advanced address search dialog
3. enter a search string, that will find you some addresses and confirm the 
4. try to scroll through the found addresses using the scroll bar

Actual Results:  
nothing :)

Expected Results:  
scrolled the list

Comment 1

14 years ago
I can duplicate this bug on my x86 Athlon Linux system with Thunderbird 0.6

I can scroll the window with the mouse-wheel.  Thought that might be a hint.

Comment 2

14 years ago
Identical results w/ Thunderbird 0.6 on Windows 2000: up/down arrows work,
mouse wheel works, page up/down keys work, clicking scroll bar to page up/
down does not move through the selected set.

Comment 3

14 years ago
We've noticed this problem where I work, too.  We sometimes do large searches 
in our ldap for all employees in a particular branch or department & this bug 
could get really annoying for some people.  If the list is really long, it 
would take forever to get to the bottom of the list using the up & down arrows.

Comment 4

14 years ago
Bug still in Thunderbird 0.7 & latest nightly
We're using W2K here at College & I'm on an Athlon x86 box.
Colleague using Moz 1.7b suite on a similar box & OS doesn't have the problem.

Comment 5

13 years ago
Bug still present in version 0.7.3 (20040803).

Comment 6

13 years ago
Confirming to NEW.  The scrollbar in the Advanced Address Book Search window
does not work for the results list in today's latest nightly: version 0.7+

I can imagine this being pretty annoying if you have a huge list of matching
results...  Nominating for aviary1.0.
Ever confirmed: true
Flags: blocking-aviary1.0?

Comment 7

13 years ago
it appears that the tree frame isn't even getting told to scroll to the next
item when you click the scroll buttons. The event isn't getting through. 

Comment 8

13 years ago
targeting for .9
Flags: blocking-aviary1.0?
Target Milestone: --- → Thunderbird0.9

Comment 9

13 years ago
this problem appears to be in both trunk and branch builds for thunderbird.

seamonkey does not seem to be effected. Very strange.


Comment 10

13 years ago
Created attachment 163071 [details] [diff] [review]
the fix

hours of wasted time debugging scrolling events in xul just to discover this
file was trying to load an overlay that had been collapsed directly into it. So
things were getting defined twice and apparently that confused the scroll bar
widget. Oh well.

Comment 11

13 years ago
fixed on the branch and the trunk
Last Resolved: 13 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED

Comment 12

13 years ago
I found removing the one line (in 0.7.3) busted the 'Properties'
and 'Write' buttons, so I added the following line to ABSearchDialog.xul...

  <script type="application/x-javascript"

I also found that the things got 'plugged up' after one search, 
so I added CloseAbView(); to onSearch() in ABSearchDialog.js.

Now clicking the 'Search' button or hitting 'enter' will do a new search.

The get advanced search working completely, 

Comment 13

13 years ago
thanks woodie. I just checked in the change to bring in the overlay file.

I haven't been able to reproduce the problem with the search dialog not working
after the first search on the 0.8+ builds yet though so I didn't make that change.

Comment 14

13 years ago
The 'after the first search' problem may be when
I search against an LDAP directory.

There is no Advanced button in Thunderbird 0.9.
Is advanced search coming back?

Comment 15

13 years ago
edit  / search addressses

Comment 16

13 years ago
The Advanced search is hidden in 0.9...

<!-- Hide the advanced button like we do for the main 3-pane window...

When I enabled it, I found that it works great!


FYI - I do get 'quick-search-menupopup' has no properties on the main AB

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