"Grouped By Sort" (for status) has no Group for "Unread" messages - Both Unread AND read are shown as "Read"

RESOLVED FIXED in Thunderbird2.0


Mail Window Front End
12 years ago
11 years ago


(Reporter: AlexIhrig, Assigned: Scott MacGregor)



Windows XP

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12 years ago
Thunderbird 2.0a1 Mozilla_1.8_Branch build 2006-06-05

Select group by "Status", then group by sort (Cmd-Key "G"). In the thread pane you can see the groups for "Replied", "Read" and _AGAIN_ "Read" instead of "Unread".

BTW: In messenger.properties I can't find a text string for the necessary group "Unread".

Comment 1

12 years ago
Created attachment 224462 [details]
Screenshot demonstrating the problem


12 years ago
Severity: normal → minor

Comment 2

12 years ago
I see that to. Could that have been broken since 1.0? Ouch!

should be an easy string fix.
Target Milestone: --- → Thunderbird2.0

Comment 3

12 years ago
m_flags for the dummy row for messages with no status in nsMsgGroupView has the read flag set on it, where it should have a value of 0. Hence, we end up fetching the wrong string.

Comment 4

12 years ago
When we create a dummy row in our view, we set the read flag on the row:


That keeps us from properly setting the right grouped by status text for messages with no status.

Comment 5

12 years ago
we do that so next unread won't land on the group row. So we might need to fix the next unread problem in a different way, or fix this some other way.

Comment 6

12 years ago
Created attachment 231806 [details] [diff] [review]
the fix

1) Remove FindNextUnread which no one is calling anymore
2) Make FindPrevUnread and the inline code for FindNextUnread skip over dummy rows. 
3) Stop setting the unread flag on a group dummy row in nsMsgGroupView.
Attachment #231806 - Flags: superreview?(bienvenu)


12 years ago
Attachment #231806 - Flags: superreview?(bienvenu) → superreview+


12 years ago
Last Resolved: 12 years ago
Keywords: fixed1.8.1
Resolution: --- → FIXED

Comment 7

12 years ago
In a similar vein to this bug: Messages with status "Replied and Forwarded" are always shown only as "Replied" in the Status column, but they are broken out into a different Group from replied-only messages.  Both groups are called "Replied."

In the column, maybe the text "Repl+Fwd" would be nice (to help keep it narrow), but the group probably should be "Replied and Forwarded."

Scott, do you want a separate bug for this?

Comment 8

12 years ago
Oh, and:  "No Status" seems counterintuitive for messages that are Unread but not New.  From a user's standpoint, "Unread" seems an actual status-of-
interest, "No status" applies more to "Read" messages.

Comment 9

12 years ago
And one more thing: we should reorder the different status'

- new
- no status (better: "unread")
- read
- replied
- forwarded
- replied and forwarded

This would match the way users are working.

Comment 10

12 years ago
Any comment?

Comment 11

11 years ago
The main problem seems to be fixed in Thunderbird 2.
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