Closed Bug 280804 Opened 17 years ago Closed 12 years ago
Delete a folder, Empty Trash and Compact Folders are disabled
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.5) Gecko/20041107 Firefox/1.0 Build Identifier: Thunderbird version 0.6+ (20050131) and 1.0 Deleting a folder causes Empty Trash and Compact Folders to be disabled, even when both are currently valid options (Occurred within Local Folders, using primary POP3 mail account. Also have two newsgroup accounts.) Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Does not matter whether trash folder is empty or not. 2. Create a folder under Local Folders. Does not matter whether the folder is empty or not. 3. Note that Empty Trash is a valid option at this step if the trash is not already empty. 4. Delete folder. 5. Empty Trash is disabled when trash is not empty. Actual Results: The Empty Trash and Compact Folders options in the menu are grayed out and disabled. Expected Results: Empty Trash and Compact Folders should not be disabled when trash is non-empty and folders are not already compacted. Standard theme, no add-ins. To work around the bug: Click any message or folder, and the menu options will be re-enabled.
Status update... Identical behavior is still happening in Thunderbird 1.0+ (20050316).
20050408 - Same behavior...
This is closely related to bug 254946, actually it has the same cause: There is no folder selected. Disabling the commands makes sense: there might be several mail accounts and when no folder is selected, Mozilla does not know whose account's Trash to empty/whose account's folders to compact. Just emptying all Trash folders might cause unexpected dataloss. A solution might be to automatically select another folder if one is selected (or the Trash emptied, which also works this way, see bug 254946).
david comment 4
Gary, are this and bug 254946 backend?
Assignee: mscott → nobody
Still reproducible in the latest 184.108.40.206 or trunk nightlies?
Yes, reproduced on 220.127.116.11, always. Both win and linux.
WFM in version 3 Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.0; en-US; rv:18.104.22.168) Gecko/20091127 Shredder/3.0.1pre please reopen if you can reproduce in v3
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: 12 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
Version: Trunk → 2.0
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