Bold display of parent folders with new/unread messages



13 years ago
8 years ago


(Reporter: michael-ciha, Unassigned)


Windows XP

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13 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322; InfoPath.1; .NET CLR 2.0.50727)
Build Identifier: Thunderbird version 1.5 (20051201)

I have nested folders for keeping my mail organized by subjects/sub-subjects.
When these folders are collapsed and I get a new mail message that my filters place in those sub-folders, when the parent folder goes "bold", it isn't the nice "black" bold that the end folder that has the actual new message. Would it be possible that the parent folder would be shown with the dark bold if the folder tree is collapsed but will be "normal" if the tree is expanded?

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. New message comes in
2. Filters reroute messages to folders and sub-folders
3. If folder tree is collapsed, the "bold" that shows up now is hard to see if the actual location of the message is a sub-folder.

Actual Results:  
explained previously

Expected Results:  
It would be nice if the parent folder performed as I described above.

No special themes or extensions are installed on my install of Thunderbird.

Comment 1

13 years ago
I can't tell if you mean there is *no* bolding on the top-level folder (when collapsed, with subfolders containing unread messages) or *different* bolding -- your distinction of "black bold" is confusing.

FWIW, I see exactly what you ask for: a collapsed folder shows bold if its subfolders contain unread messages, but an expanded folder only shows bold if 
it contains unread messages itself.

Are you using a theme other than the default?

Is this for IMAP mail?  Bug 285144 is about a similar problem under IMAP, but that was fixed in time for TB 1.5.

Comment 2

13 years ago
I apologize for not being clear.
I'm using the default theme. No modifications.
The bold that appears on a parent (collapsed) folder is "grey" (different) as opposed to an easy to distinguish "black" on the actual folder that has the new message.
I am using IMAP and using TB version 1.5 (20051201).
Version: unspecified → 1.5
QA Contact: front-end


10 years ago
Assignee: mscott → nobody

Comment 3

9 years ago
I just put a screen shot of this behaviour up on  Bug 533928.  Improper bolding of folders containing new messages has been an ongoing problem with TB for many versions now.  It really NEEDS to be fixed once and for all -- how can anyone rely on a mail client that doesn't clearly indicate new mail??

Win XP SP 2, POP mail only.
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv: Gecko/20091204 Thunderbird/3.0
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