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Thunderbird
Mail Window Front End
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enhancement
RESOLVED EXPIRED
14 years ago
13 years ago

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(Reporter: Joshua Bowman, Assigned: Scott MacGregor)

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14 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8a2) Gecko/20040707 Firefoxy/0.9.0+
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This isn't major, but I'd like to see a global threading switch. When on, every
folder and view except what is specifically marked not-threaded is threaded;
when off, everything acts as it does now. (Possibly including search results,
but that might be overreaching.)

Anytime I copy my profile to another machine/install or restore a backed-up
profile, all of the per-folder view options reset. Occasionally, but not really
reproducably, folders seem to randomly lose their threadedness as well, which
necessitates redoing everything.

Alternately, at least take per-folder threaded/unthreaded (which should be a
single checkmark option anyway since it's only a binary value) out of the bottom
of the view->sort by submenu, and place it at the top of the threads subfolder,
where it would be more logical.

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Copy profile to new computer
2. Check threaded-ness of folders.
Actual Results:  
Old folders are no longer threaded.

Expected Results:  
All folders should be threaded. (That's how my setup is, anyway.)

Comment 1

14 years ago
This also happens with thunderbird-0.8.3 (Debian unstable). My thinking is that
it may be reseting the focus whenver it receives a notify from the IMAP server
that a new mail has arrived. 

I am not absolutely sure of this, because it often resets when there isn't a new
mail visible - but that may just indicate that a new message has arrived into
one of the OTHER subscribed folders, not the currently viewed one.

Please, please fix this. I find it terribly disrupting to my workflow.
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Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 13 years ago
Resolution: --- → EXPIRED
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