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.
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.
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.
FWIW, Mnenhy's FolderStorage does this: <http://mnenhy.mozdev.org/folderstore.html>
*** Bug 279281 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
(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.
nominating wanted-thunderbird3 see rationale comment 1
Ubuntu bug: https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/56465
Bug 474701 provides groundwork for this functionality in its "folder display layer" patch.
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:184.108.40.206pre) Gecko/20090727 Shredder/3.0b4pre ID:20090727034746
Right you are, Raoul. This is fixed on trunk, so WORKSFORME.
(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.