Search folders should display number of messages in brackets

UNCONFIRMED
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Status

Thunderbird
Mail Window Front End
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enhancement
UNCONFIRMED
13 years ago
7 years ago

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(Reporter: Mark, Unassigned)

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Description

13 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.10) Gecko/20050716 Firefox/1.0.6
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.10) Gecko/20050716 Firefox/1.0.6

Currently, a search folder will display the number of unread messages in
brackets beside the folder title. For most searches, I'd rather have it display
the number of messages inside the search folder. This is useful, for example,
when you create a folder of all 'flagged' messages.

Reproducible: Always

Comment 1

13 years ago
Does the status bar telling the number of messages not suffice? This would
create confusion and be inconsistent UI IMO.
Component: General → Mail Window Front End
OS: Windows XP → All
Hardware: PC → All
Version: unspecified → Trunk
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Comment 2

13 years ago
The status bar only tells you the number of messages in the search folder if you
click on that folder. This means if you'd like to see if there are any messages
you have not followed up on, you'd have to manually click on (and check) the
folder anyway.

Microsoft Outlook 2003 displays the number of messages that still have follow-up
flags beside the search folder on that criteria; this makes sense, since you've
generally already read messages that you need to follow up on (so the read
status isn't particularly useful).

As for UI consistency, why not display what the number represents as well? This
is arguably more clear than the current "number only" display, too. i.e.:

Inbox (2 unread)
Follow-up (15 flagged)
...


QA Contact: front-end

Updated

10 years ago
Assignee: mscott → nobody
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