Closed Bug 262012 Opened 19 years ago Closed 17 years ago
not easy to navigate the search message results pane
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; rv:1.7.3) Gecko/20040913 Firefox/0.10 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; rv:1.7.3) Gecko/20040913 Firefox/0.10 Let's say you perform a search and find 10 messages scattered throughout your inbox or even across multiple folders. Typically what I would like to do is open a message window for the first message, and then step through all the messages in the search results while re-using that message window. Unfortunately, when I press the Next or Prev button in the message window I opened up, it goes to the next or previous message in the folder that the message originated in. That's no good. So, I hate to say this, but the app that does this just right is Outlook and Outlook Express. I think the way it works is, There's a message list and there's a message pane, and a message list can be from a folder or it can be from search results. But once you pop up a message window, it is initialized with a message list and a location in that list, and the next/prev buttons refer to that list. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. 2. 3.
we hope to be able to let you read messages from the search results window, which would help.
Assignee: mscott → bienvenu
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
What David is referring to is Bug 258371, and might be simpler to implement than making a seperate window able to navigate the search results. Preview in seach panel (Bug 258371) should also make it simpler to impliment something like Bug 55557 - multiple advanced search messages windows. (BTW, I agree)
Duping to core bug. (In reply to comment #0) > [in] Outlook Express[...] once you pop up a message window, it is initialized > with a message list and a location in that list, and the next/prev buttons > refer to that list. Actually, we do initialize the standalone message window with a list when opened from a regular folder. (I recently saw a complaint about that from someone decrying the "hidden state" as bad UI.) And, this works if the folder is a virtual (saved search) folder. But the Search Messages window itself is highly bereft of features. *** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 95140 ***
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: 17 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
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