Click in empty attachment area should bring up Attach dialog

VERIFIED FIXED in Future

Status

P3
normal
VERIFIED FIXED
19 years ago
10 years ago

People

(Reporter: phil, Assigned: bugzilla)

Tracking

Trunk
Future
x86
Windows NT

Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)

Details

(Reporter)

Description

19 years ago
In 4.x, the way I (at least) used to attach files was to click in the attachment 
area. The way it worked was that if you clicked in an area of the listbox where 
an attachment was listed, it selected the attachment. But if you clicked in the 
blank/empty area, it brought up the attachments dialog. 

Do we need to cover this in an issues meeting, or is this obvious enough that we 
can just do it?

Comment 1

19 years ago
Sounds like the right behavior to me.
(Assignee)

Comment 2

19 years ago
Accepting, M17

remark: we need to be sure that clicking on the attachment pane to activate the compose window doesn't open the 
attachment dialog but just activate the window
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED
Target Milestone: --- → M17

Updated

19 years ago
Keywords: ui
QA Contact: lchiang → nbaca

Comment 3

19 years ago
moving to future.
Target Milestone: M17 → Future

Comment 4

19 years ago
Sol, do you agree about giving this one up? I guess there are other ways to 
discovered the attachment feature.  Will drag and drop into the attachment area 
still work?

Comment 5

19 years ago
This would be a nice feature to have.   Clicking in the the attachment area in 
4.x/4.0x was a windows only feature.  I like the feature too and think it's 
useful, but it's not critical.  It would be good to be able to drag and drop as 
a second method of attaching files. It would save a step.
(Reporter)

Comment 6

19 years ago
There's also the Attach button in the compose window toolbar. Not sure how many
ways we need to do the same thing. I'm a little more worried about the things we
can't do at all.

Comment 7

19 years ago
Having the attach button hooked up is critical - and this already works. I would
rank clicking in the attachment area as the next most important, followed by
drag and drop.

That being said, we have a lot of areas of the product that need more attention
than this. For example, I would much rather have JF focus on addressing bugs
than in providing an alternate method to add an attachment.

Comment 8

18 years ago
This seems to be fixed.
2000102404 Trunk, Windows.
Status: ASSIGNED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 18 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED

Comment 9

18 years ago
Verified as fixed on branch build of win32, linux, and macos using a following
build:
 win32 commercial seamonkey build 2000-102409-mn6 installed on P500 Win98
 linux commercial seamonkey build 2000-102409-mn6 installed on P200 RedHat 6.2
 macos commercial seamonkey build 2000-102308-mn6 installed on G3/400 OS 9.04
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
Product: MailNews → Core
Product: Core → MailNews Core
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