Splitter (sash) in Search Messages Dialog doesn't resize properly when window is maximized and then restored

RESOLVED WORKSFORME

Status

Thunderbird
Mail Window Front End
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minor
RESOLVED WORKSFORME
13 years ago
6 years ago

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(Reporter: ajbaxter, Unassigned)

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Details

(Whiteboard: [CLOSEME 2012-05-01])

(Reporter)

Description

13 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 5.1; U) Opera 7.53  [en]
Build Identifier: 

when i started the Search Messages dialog, the top big box with the Subject/
contains fields was hidden (the line under the box was raised).  I couldn't 
figure out how to use it, for weeks!  even an upgrade from 1.0 to 1.0.2 did not 
fix problem.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. open Edit->Find->Search Messages
2. observe default controls position


Actual Results:  
i failed to see the Subject/Contains fields.

Expected Results:  
default settings should ensure all controls are visible, regardless of initial 
dialog size.

please make the default controls visible.
(Reporter)

Comment 1

13 years ago
maximize the dialog,  then ..
move the bar ('sash') up close so the top box (criteria section) is about 50 
pixels, and the bottom (preview section) is like 600.
then hit the window restore button, so the dialog goes back to windowed mode 
(non fullscreen).
and those 50 pixels are gone. (the criteria section is fully collapsed, and can 
only be expanded by grabbing the "sash")
then when you resize the window, the 50 pixels never return, leaving the 
Criteria section hidden.
Confirmed on w32 using 1.0.2 and 1.0+ Alpha 1

To reproduce:
  - Edit > Find > Search Messages ...
  - maximize window
  - move sash between search criteria & search results upwards, leaving
    enough space for maybe 1 or 2 search criteria
  - restore window

Actual Results: 
  - window areas are not resized proportionally, and sash is locked
    such that no space is showing for search criteria
  - expanding window (using window expansion control in lower-right) makes
    the window bigger, but doesn't expand the sash

Expected:
  - window should have resized with the amount of space above/below the sash
    being resized proportionally

I'm not sure if this is a this-dialog-only thing, or if it's a wider issue with
the way sashed dialogs "restore" using XUL.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
Updated summary
Summary: Search Messages Dialog controls hidden by default. → Sash in Search Messages Dialog doesn't resize properly when window is maximized and then restored

Updated

13 years ago
Severity: normal → minor
OS: Windows XP → Windows 2000
Summary: Sash in Search Messages Dialog doesn't resize properly when window is maximized and then restored → Splitter (sash) in Search Messages Dialog doesn't resize properly when window is maximized and then restored
QA Contact: general

Updated

10 years ago
Assignee: mscott → nobody

Updated

9 years ago
Component: General → Mail Window Front End
Depends on: 297006
QA Contact: general → front-end

Comment 4

6 years ago
I can't see anything like that in recent Thunderbird. Can anybody still reproduce?
Whiteboard: [CLOSEME 2012-05-01]

Comment 5

6 years ago
right no it works as I would expect
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 6 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
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