Different column layouts for different folders



15 years ago
9 years ago


(Reporter: ryan, Unassigned)


(Blocks: 1 bug)

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15 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.1) Gecko/20040707
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.1) Gecko/20040707

In Thunderbird I would like to be able to specify different columns to show for
each folder.  For example, I want the recipient column to be displayed in my
Sent folder, but not in my Inbox.  It's not shown by default, but if I enable
that column in my Sent folder it is also enabled in my Inbox and every other folder.

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Go to Sent folder and enable the recipent column to display it.
2. Go to Inbox or any other folder and verify that the recipient column also
shows in that folder.
3. Don't want to show it in every folder, just my Sent folder so I can sort
messages that way.
Actual Results:  
see above.

Expected Results:  
The software should, and this is only a suggestion, keep track of display
settings on a folder-by-folder basis.

Comment 1

15 years ago
Confirming this because I want this feature too.  Specifically, I only want a 
Junk column for mail Inbox, Junk and Trash folders; I only want a Read and Flag 
column for Inbox and News; and I want 'Sender' and 'Recipient' used for most 
Local Folders, but not for Inbox or Sent, etc.

Specific to the original report: There are, in effect, two column 
configurations: one for the Sent, Drafts and Templates folders and one for 
everything else.  However, the differences only apply to the Sender/Recipient 
columns: If 'Sender' is shown in Inbox, 'Recipient' will be shown in Sent, and 
vice versa.  Also, the column widths can vary between the two configurations.

Compare this to bug 234554, which asks for different column configurations only 
between Mail and News.  I think that solution is insufficient.
Ever confirmed: true

Comment 2

14 years ago
Netscape Communicator 4.xx had entries in prefs.js for each folder, box, and
group settings by using CSV to record col and their widths.

Comment 3

14 years ago
FWIW, Mnenhy's FolderStorage does this: <http://mnenhy.mozdev.org/folderstore.html>

Comment 4

14 years ago
*** Bug 279281 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 5

13 years ago
(In reply to comment #3)
> FWIW, Mnenhy's FolderStorage does this:
> <http://mnenhy.mozdev.org/folderstore.html>
Nice to know. 

I believe this should be a function of the base application as Mike stated in comment #1.  The use of an extension for this is a short term work around in my view.
QA Contact: front-end
Duplicate of this bug: 413970
Assignee: mscott → nobody


11 years ago
Blocks: 374551
nominating wanted-thunderbird3
see rationale comment 1
Flags: wanted-thunderbird3?


10 years ago
Duplicate of this bug: 449365


10 years ago
Blocks: 472988

Comment 9

10 years ago
Ubuntu bug:
Bug 474701 provides groundwork for this functionality in its "folder display layer" patch.


10 years ago
Duplicate of this bug: 401353

Comment 12

10 years ago
for what i see, one can now select different columns on every folder, at least for imap accounts, on 

Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.0; en-US; rv: Gecko/20090727 Shredder/3.0b4pre ID:20090727034746
Right you are, Raoul.  This is fixed on trunk, so WORKSFORME.
Last Resolved: 10 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME

Comment 14

10 years ago
(In reply to comment #13)
> Right you are, Raoul.  This is fixed on trunk, so WORKSFORME.

Shouldn't this RFE be closed as Fixed and annotated with the Bug that landed the new feature. 

Also, for the record, the new feature works for News though it is not as flexible as NC4, which provided per-group col setting.
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