User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:184.108.40.206) Gecko/20060508 Firefox/220.127.116.11 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:18.104.22.168) Gecko/20060508 Firefox/22.214.171.124 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.
Severity: normal → enhancement
OS: Windows XP → All
Hardware: PC → All
Version: unspecified → Trunk
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
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