Expose pref to control newsgroup names abbreviation

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Thunderbird
Preferences
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enhancement
14 years ago
4 years ago

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(Reporter: john.brennand, Unassigned)

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Description

14 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X; en) AppleWebKit/125.2 (KHTML, like Gecko) Safari/125.8
Build Identifier: 

When I download a list of newgroups they are presented in the abbreviated format.  There doesnt seem 
to be a way of expanding them in OSX to be able to see the full newsgroup name.

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Select and download a list of newsgroups
2.
3.

Comment 1

14 years ago
> When I download a list of newgroups they are presented in the abbreviated
> format.

Where? In the subscribe dialog or in the folder pane after subscribing?

If the later, you're searching for
user_pref("mail.server.default.abbreviate",false);
Summary: Abbreviated newsgroup names cannot be expanded → Abbreviated newsgroup names cannot be expanded

Comment 2

14 years ago
Christian,

I do believe that he is talking about the list in the folder pane.  I have the
same issue.  Off the top of your head can you tell me what "g.c.w.z.z.user" is?
 It's short for "gmane.comp.web.zope.zope3.user" but when I look at my list of
fifty of so newsgroups all with abbreviations like "g.c.w.z.z.user" it can be
rather difficult to determine.

What is this user_pref("mail.server.default.abbreviate",false) that you speak
of?  Is that option exposed via the UI anywhere?

--adam

Comment 3

14 years ago
re comment 2, see

http://kb.mozillazine.org/index.phtml?title=Thunderbird_:_FAQs_:_Newsgroups_Full_Name
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
OS: MacOS X → All
Hardware: Macintosh → All

Comment 4

14 years ago
I am still waiting for UI configuration option for this one. I think 
implementing this one issue in UI should have a higher priority as it is a 
"common grief" locally here.

Updated

12 years ago
Severity: normal → enhancement
Component: General → Preferences
Summary: Abbreviated newsgroup names cannot be expanded → Expose pref to control newsgroup names abbreviation
Version: unspecified → Trunk

Comment 5

12 years ago
*** Bug 333757 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 6

12 years ago
(In reply to comment #3)
> re comment 2, see
> 
> http://kb.mozillazine.org/index.phtml?title=Thunderbird_:_FAQs_:_Newsgroups_Full_Name

This link is broken, is there a new location for this?
QA Contact: preferences

Updated

10 years ago
Assignee: mscott → nobody

Comment 7

4 years ago
I had the same problem and solved it with the option 
user_pref("mail.server.default.abbreviate", false); 
in the user.js file. 
However, such an option or showing readable names by default would be a big help.
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