Tabbed Single-Pane View with Tagbar

NEW
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Status

Thunderbird
Mail Window Front End
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enhancement
12 years ago
10 years ago

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(Reporter: completeja, Unassigned)

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Bug Flags:
wanted-thunderbird3 ?

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Description

12 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8.0.4) Gecko/20060508 Firefox/1.5.0.4
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8.0.4) Gecko/20060508 Firefox/1.5.0.4

The Thunderbird 2.0 Roadmap (http://wiki.mozilla.org/Thunderbird:2.0_Product_Planning) lists 'UI Face Lift for the 3-pane Window' as a major goal of Thunderbird 2.  I posted a description for a tabbed single-pane view (http://wiki.mozilla.org/Thunderbird:Pane_Reduction) and have received no feedback on it.  The idea hinges around the introduction of tags and tabs.  Since all messages can be tagged (and account names can count as a tag), the fasted way to access them is to type or select an associated tag, and the most convenient way of accessing variously tagged messages is through a tabbed interface.  Bug 297379 (https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=297379) discusses the tabbed element and bug 114656 (https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=114656) discusses the tagged element, but neither integrates both within a simple UI.  Please see the attachment for a mockup.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
This is a preemptive bug--based on the current trunk builds and a lack of any other proposed ideas, the Thunderbird 2.0 UI will have a bug with regards to the integration of tabs and tags.  This preemptive bug is logged to forestall that possibility.
Actual Results:  
The current tag UI uses menu items to change tags, but does not go far enough with UI integration.

Expected Results:  
I expect that the integration of tags and tabs will make Thunderbird the email client with the most easily accessible messages.

Again, see the attachment for a UI mockup.
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Comment 1

12 years ago
Created attachment 231050 [details]
Mockup: Tabbed Single-Pane View with Tagbar
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Comment 2

12 years ago
Created attachment 231059 [details]
Mockup: Tabbed Single-Pane View with open Tagbar

Updated

12 years ago
Severity: normal → enhancement
OS: Windows XP → All
Hardware: PC → All
Version: unspecified → Trunk

Comment 3

12 years ago
With conversation view, this would be amazingly more efficient! I'm presuming that each message within a conversation would be indented a bit or something?
Confirming as a valid enhancement request.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true

Updated

10 years ago
Flags: wanted-thunderbird3?

Updated

10 years ago
Assignee: mscott → nobody
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