Option to hide empty folders, including drafts, sent, junk, trash.



Folder and Message Lists
14 years ago
8 years ago


(Reporter: rfb, Unassigned)


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(Whiteboard: [driver: WONTFIX?])



14 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; rv:1.7.3) Gecko/20041001 Firefox/0.10.1
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; rv:1.7.3) Gecko/20041001 Firefox/0.10.1

I would like a configuration option to hide empty folders (possibly need to
doubleclick the parent folder to then see all the children that were hidden). 
Implemented, I expect that it would work similar to the microsoft method of
hiding unused menu items unless you click a special lower bar.  If I clicked an
account twisty, it should open and show folders with messages (and their counts,
sizes) and have an extra thing to click if there are hidden ones.

This would help in the problems requiring the enhancement request for showing
message counts on closed/rolled up account labels, since it would reduce the
space than an account uses so more accounts can be displayed at one time.

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
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Comment 2

13 years ago
This is a feature, please vote for it.

Comment 3

12 years ago
For users with many accounts/folders and small screens this would be a great way to save space. I use 5 accounts, but I only use Drafts,Templates in the Local Folders account, so if the Drafts and Templates items were hidden in the other 4 accounts, I could save the space of 4x2 rows in the folder list.
It would already be great if all the special folders are treated similar to the Junk folder: created only when selected for their specific use in the settings.

Comment 4

12 years ago
(In reply to comment #3)
I still have 15 emails to contend with.  As my original request tried to say, is if there are entries in a folder lower than the one displayed, then pop its counts up to the highest display level (especially if all are closed to one line) so its easy to see which ones require opening and those that do not.  Once opened, then I would see counts on folders that either had the messages or are a level up from those that have messages.

With a 19" Flat panel, I don't have the resolution to see all those inboxes at one time.


11 years ago
Duplicate of this bug: 370762

Comment 6

11 years ago
For TB 2.0, it is possible to remove Drafts, Sent and Templates folders for individual accounts, but at least one folder of each type must continue to exist.  See bug 197228.

Every identity (one or more per account) points to a folder for each of these functions, and if that folder doesn't exist, it will be created at startup.

With current builds, you would (e.g.) change each identity to point to 
Local Folders/Templates  for its template directory.  Once this has been done, you can then delete the individual Templates directories in each account.

Also, if Junk controls are turned off for each account, the junk folder can be removed as well.

Also, for 2.0, there are Folder Views -- the Folder pane can be set to show the entire tree, or Recent, Favorite or Unread folders.
QA Contact: front-end


10 years ago
Assignee: mscott → nobody


9 years ago
Component: Mail Window Front End → Folder and Message Lists
QA Contact: front-end → folders-message-lists
Whiteboard: [driver: WONTFIX?]

Comment 7

8 years ago
Yeah there are other existing ways (or ways it should be implemented) to get what you want. What you propose sounds like it would require quite a lot of ui in the end.

Last Resolved: 8 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
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