Toolbar button request: toggle message pane

VERIFIED WONTFIX

Status

Thunderbird
Mail Window Front End
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enhancement
VERIFIED WONTFIX
14 years ago
9 years ago

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(Reporter: Ben, Unassigned)

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Description

14 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.7b) Gecko/20040322 Firefox/0.8.0+
Build Identifier: Mozilla Thunderbird 0.5+ (20040323)

Enhancement request for two new buttons:

- A button to toggle the preview pane, similar to the RAF extension.
- A button to toggle the search bar.

In my opinion both button should be part of the core application. I handle a lot
of messages and having easy ways to maximize some displays would be really very
useful.

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
Why should this be separat toolbar buttons? We already have this possibility to
switch both of them.

- Preview Pane: Shortcut F8 or "View | Layout | Message Pane"
- Searchbar: "View | Toolbars | Searchbar"

I don't think that it is neccessary to add new toolbar buttons therefor. I think
no-one use these features so often that we need such buttons. 
(Reporter)

Comment 2

14 years ago
(In reply to comment #1)

Thanks for the F8 short-cut, didn't know about that one.

> Why should this be separat toolbar buttons?
Because it is quite laborious to switch the Search bar on and off and it is
extremely handy to have the search bar close at hand, especially because I use
both options continuously. A keyboard short-cut will do for me as well, but
being able to place those two buttons up there is much more attractive for most
users.

> I think no-one use these features so often that we need such buttons.
Well I do and I use them A LOT.
(In reply to comment #2)
> Because it is quite laborious to switch the Search bar on and off and it is
> extremely handy to have the search bar close at hand, especially because I use
> both options continuously. A keyboard short-cut will do for me as well, but
> being able to place those two buttons up there is much more attractive for most
> users.

Should all useful entries be added to the toolbar? I don't believe. Additionally
these menu entries apply to preferences of Thunderbird only and can't be add to
the mail toolbar, because there you can find buttons for message specific
functions instead.
(Reporter)

Comment 4

14 years ago
Why not let the users choose themselves? Everyone can add and remove buttons as
one likes.

In any case, a keyboard shortcut to toggle the search pane would be greatly
appreciated as well.
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Comment 8

11 years ago
"Search bar" no longer exists in TB.
Summary: Toolbar buttons request: toggle message pane and toggle search bar → Toolbar button request: toggle message pane
Version: unspecified → Trunk
QA Contact: front-end

Updated

10 years ago
Assignee: mscott → nobody
Clark, can you give a comment to this bug? I know that you would like to see the UI simplified. So I don't think we should add such a toolbar button.
If you want bryan's input, best to assign the bug to him.
Assignee: nobody → clarkbw
The thunderbar (bug 452281) is a much simpler toolbar than the current so I can't see having a toggle button for the message pane included by default.  However I'm somewhat ambivalent about the button in general, as a part of the toolbar customize dialog.
Assignee: clarkbw → nobody
Means we can close this bug as wontfixed in favor of bug 452281?
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 13 years ago9 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
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