User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8a2) Gecko/20040602 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8a2) Gecko/20040602 My prefs are set to move messages marked as junk to the junk folder. Now, If I have message selected - say, the third message in some folder, and I mark, say, the second message as junk (without altering the selection, mind you), the message marked as junk is moved to the junk folder, and the selection in my current folder changes: it moves 1 message downwards, i.e. instead of the selection remaining the same, what remains fixed is the index of the selected item within the folder. I find this behavior quite annoying and counter-intuitive. Somewhat related re-selection logic bugs are: bug 65823, bug 241233 (both of these are IMAP-specific issues, but such that have to do with what happens to a selection when a message disappears from the current folder). Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce:
Bug 209748 only claims that the selection should not change when the next message is junk. I claim the selection should never change if the current selection remains valid.
Well... the reason *that* bug mentions that 'the message following the selection is junk' is because the reporter of that bug is crazy bugeyed paranoid about ever having junk mail appear in his preview pane, and therefore thinks the bug allows the FBI to gain access to his deepest thoughts, or something like that. In my eyes, this is clearly a dupe of bug 209748. The summary of that bug states the problem described in this one.
I would say 209748 depends-on this bug. You can, of course, mark this as a dupe, but then what's probably going to happen is that someone will write a patch will causes the selection not change only when the next message is junk, or something, and then we'll have to re-open this one.
This bug is particularly annoying due to its effect on the read/unread flag. Here's what happens to me all the time: while having the focus on (say) the 30th message in the folder, I mark some messages as spam near the top of the folder. Every such marking moves the marked message to the junk folder, and thus (due to this bug) moves the focus one message down -- the focus index is preserved while the content moves. Hence, some arbitrary message gets the focus *and is marked as read*. I then have to manually restore the unread status of all these messages status. Highly annoying. Tested on Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.8a3) Gecko/20040817, and also on 1.7.2.
Assignee: sspitzer → bienvenu
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
Cannot confirm this bug with Seamonkey 1.1.11 (Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:18.104.22.168) Gecko/20080702 SeaMonkey/1.1.11). Suggesting RESOLVED/WORKSFORME.
Resolving WORKSFORME based on comment #6 and on no reaction from anyone in the 3 years 5½ months since then.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 6 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
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