"Run selected filter(s) on:" should default to current folder

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enhancement
14 years ago
3 years ago

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(Reporter: janmoesen_=-bugzilla-=+spamtrap, Unassigned)

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Description

14 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.7.5) Gecko/20041107 Firefox/1.0
Build Identifier: Thunderbird version 1.0RC1 (20041201)

I often go to my spam folder to finetune/test message filters (not the junk
filter), and have to select that folder in the "Run selected filter(s) on:"
dropdown. It would be nice if that folder (the currently opened folder) was
already selected.

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:

Actual Results:  
go to any other folder than the Inbox. Open "Tools" -> "Message Filters". When
you want to test a filter on the current folder, you first have to select it in
the dropdown.

Expected Results:  
Pre-select the currently opened folder.
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Comment 2

13 years ago
Actually, this RFE still holds. Any chance on confirming?

Updated

13 years ago
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
QA Contact: front-end

Updated

11 years ago
Assignee: mscott → nobody

Comment 3

8 years ago
Preselect current folder used to be implemented in TB2; it have been dropped from TB3.

Please re-introduce it !!!

I want this feature BACK.

Comment 4

8 years ago
(In reply to comment #3)
> Preselect current folder used to be implemented in TB2; it have been dropped
> from TB3.

This feature isn't present in TB2, unless you had an addon that did this.

Comment 5

3 years ago
For the last years, I don't know for how long exactly, thunderbird has pre-selected the folder automatically for me, as far as I understood it selected the folder the currently selected mail is in. This worked pretty well and I always never had to change the selection.

Yesterday I updated from thunderbird 38.5.0 to 38.7.0 and got the behaviour described here: The field is empty and I _have_ to select anything before being able to run the filter(s). This might seem to be a minute detail, but it really is one additional click multiple times a day for no appearent reason.

I think before I want to second this 'bug', I want to know what the actual implementation is/does, what of it is configurable and what the logic behind not selecting anything is.

Comment 6

3 years ago
You're probably doing something different than you used to, or are talking about a different bug, since this bug was filed 12 years ago, long before TB version 38.x was even a twinkle in the developer's eyes.
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