retain a folders' filter spec in quick search until cleared - persist when changing folders/accounts

RESOLVED INCOMPLETE

Status

Thunderbird
Mail Window Front End
--
minor
RESOLVED INCOMPLETE
12 years ago
9 years ago

People

(Reporter: Elliotte Rusty Harold, Unassigned)

Tracking

Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)

Details

(Whiteboard: closeme 2008-10-21)

(Reporter)

Description

12 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X Mach-O; en-US; rv:1.8.1b1) Gecko/20060710 Firefox/2.0b1
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X Mach-O; en-US; rv:1.8.1b1) Gecko/20060710 Firefox/2.0b1

Subject or sender filters should be sticky as I switch from one Inbox/account/folder to another.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. In the view of an IMAP inbox filter messages in Inbox by subject or sender; e.g. type "Apple" to find all the e-mail which contains the string "Apple" in the subject line 

2. Click Local folders because I want to create a new subfolder for the Apple messages. First problem: the inbox disappears and I'm now staring at setting for Local folders, which is not what I wanted; but let's continue.

3. Create the Apple folder.

4. Switch back to my Inbox to get ready to drag the Apple messages into the new folder. However now I see all the messages. I have to refilter the messages.

A small problem, but frequent and annoying

Actual Results:  
I see all messages after switching back, no filtering.

Expected Results:  
I see only the filtered messages.

The filters based on the View choice menu are sticky in this way. The failure to make the Subject or Sender filter equally sticky is inconsistent and surprising.

Comment 1

10 years ago
peer fodder

sounds logical to me. perhaps there is a reason it wasn't done that way?
Severity: normal → minor
OS: Mac OS X → All
Hardware: Macintosh → All
Summary: Filter disappears when changing accounts → retain a folders' filter spec in quick search until cleared - persist when changing folders/accounts

Comment 2

10 years ago
I think we tried it that way, and it was confusing when you switched folders not to see any message, because nothing matched the quick search.

Comment 3

10 years ago
I think I misworded the summary, what I think he wants is persist for the folder in which it was typed, but not apply to other folders.

IOW, it's becomes a "refinement" of and persists in the same manner as the view.

Updated

9 years ago
Assignee: mscott → nobody

Comment 4

9 years ago
Elliotte, please clarify, otherwise I think we'll be closing this.
Whiteboard: closeme 2008-10-21
RESO INCO per lack of response to last question. If you feel this change was made in error, please respond to the bug with your reasons why.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 9 years ago
Resolution: --- → INCOMPLETE
You need to log in before you can comment on or make changes to this bug.