Open Bug 349118 Opened 14 years ago Updated 4 years ago

move new/replied/... status icons from subject to another column

Categories

(Thunderbird :: Mail Window Front End, enhancement)

x86
Linux
enhancement
Not set
normal

Tracking

(Not tracked)

People

(Reporter: tuukka.tolvanen, Unassigned)

References

Details

spun off bug 348966 comment 4

Having new and replied messages have an icon in the subject column, but other messages not, either a) if no blank space is reserved, staggers subject text oddly -- probably mostly an issue in threaded view where indent has another meaning; or b) if blank space is reserved, gets the thread outline run into and from blank spaces which is likely to look weird, too

so these icons should instead go into a column of their own. or, optionally, prepend the icons (and reserve blank where no icon applicable) to the existing "Status" column.
(In reply to comment #0)
> Having new and replied messages have an icon in the subject column, but other
> messages not, either a) if no blank space is reserved, staggers subject text
> oddly -- probably mostly an issue in threaded view where indent has another
> meaning; 

The thin lines are what "link" the threaded posts (it doesn't need to be the subject text). The lines will just have to do their job.

> or b) if blank space is reserved, gets the thread outline run into and
> from blank spaces which is likely to look weird, too

Yes, blank space is bad (just as the wasted and usually blank status|attachment columns would be wasted space).

> so these icons should instead go into a column of their own. 

PLEASE NO!

> or, optionally,
> prepend the icons (and reserve blank where no icon applicable) to the existing
> "Status" column.

Disagree! The statuzs column wastes space (and thus should be off) and users would then needlessly not see the relevant replied|Marked-as-deleted|attachment info.

Please WONTFIX this bug.
Assignee: mscott → nobody
See Also: → 348966
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