Drag and Drop a card from one address book to another twice and you get duplicates



MailNews Core
Address Book
13 years ago
7 years ago


(Reporter: standard8, Unassigned)


(Depends on: 1 bug)

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13 years ago
This affects both SeaMonkey & Thunderbird, and I think it needs to block the
fixing drag n drop move/copy/mail list bug.

Steps to reproduce:

1) Have two address books, one empty (a), one with at least one card in (b)
2) drag card from b to a.
3) repeat

Actual Results:
Two duplicate cards in address book a.

Expected Results, one of:
No duplicate cards/warning of duplication/merge (bug 295572)/denial of duplication

To minimise warning dialogs, we could provide a check to see if the card is
largely the same, i.e. maybe check for First, Last, Display Name & Email, and
only display a warning if they are all the same as an existing one.

Any comments?


13 years ago
Assignee: mail → nobody
Component: Address Book → MailNews: Address Book
Product: Mozilla Application Suite → Core

Comment 1

13 years ago
I can reproduce this bug in build 20051201.

Comment 2

10 years ago
This should at least depend on bug 45946


10 years ago
Depends on: 45946


10 years ago
Product: Core → MailNews Core
(:standard8), do you agree to close this as dupe of bug #45946?

Comment 4

7 years ago
It’s way too easy to mess up your address books and Lists by moving names around between them-- my book now has duplicates of every name, and when I deleted the extras I found that all my Lists were empty too! 

How about if Thunderbird could merge all the duplicates or otherwise make sure that if you’re deleting duplicates, the Contact is still in the Lists they’re supposed to be on unless the Contact was totally deleted?
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