In putting new addresses into the address book, there are no options about display



MailNews: Address Book & Contacts
14 years ago
13 years ago


(Reporter: Elton F. Jackson, Unassigned)


Windows XP

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14 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.6) Gecko/20040113
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.6) Gecko/20040113

I'm in Mozilla mail.  I want to add a new address to the Address Book.  When I
click on New Card, I get a form to fill out.  I type in the new person's first
name, then his/her last name.  The display box fills automatically with

First Name    Last Name      Example: Jane Smith

I prefer a display of   Last Name, First Name    Example: Smith, Jane

Mozilla should make a Preference available, so that, if the user wishes, the
Display box is filled automatically with Last Name, First Name.

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1.  In the  Windows menu, click on Messages and Mail
2.  Open the Address Book.  Click on New Card
3.   Begin to fill in the form.  There is no way to tell Mozilla to enter Last
Name, First Name in the Display box.

Actual Results:  
Mozilla fills in the Display box with First Name  Last Name.  Short of
re-typing, there's no way to change the order of the names displayed.

Expected Results:  
In Mail Preferences, there should be an option controlling how new names are
displayed in the address box.

Comment 1

14 years ago
I believe there already is a pref - hidden: Try adding this to user.js
(save it in same dir as preferences.js)

user_pref("mail.addr_book.displayName.lastnamefirst", true);

Should be done while mozilla is not running.
Any change after restart?

Comment 2

14 years ago
CORR: should have been: "save it in the same dir as prefs.js"
Product: Browser → Seamonkey


13 years ago
Assignee: sspitzer → mail
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