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.
> 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
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
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
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.
Severity: normal → enhancement
Component: General → Preferences
Summary: Abbreviated newsgroup names cannot be expanded → Expose pref to control newsgroup names abbreviation
Version: unspecified → Trunk
*** Bug 333757 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
(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?
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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