Can open same mailbox multiple times (bug or feature?) - consequences?

RESOLVED FIXED

Status

Penelope
Mail Window
P5
normal
RESOLVED FIXED
11 years ago
8 years ago

People

(Reporter: Tim Hubbard, Assigned: Jeff Beckley)

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(Reporter)

Description

11 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X; en-US; rv:1.8.0.7) Gecko/20060911 Camino/1.0.3
Build Identifier: thunderbird 3.01a 22/01/07; Penelope 0.1a12.xpi

Can open same mailbox multiple times.  This is not consistent with Mac Eudora (6.2.4) where selecting a mailbox from the mailbox menu which is already open will just bring it to the front. Hard to see how this fits with a mailbox knowing its size and location on the screen.  I'm not sure I'd ever want this as a feature (though some with very large mailboxes might)

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. open mailbox X
2. move mailbox X
3. open mailbox X again
Actual Results:  
Two instance of mailbox X displayed

Expected Results:  
No change as a result of step 3.  Mailbox X only displayed once.

Comment 1

11 years ago
Sounds like a bug to me, although the OS X finder allows it (something that I find very annoying).  I certainly wouldn't want it as the default, unchageable behavior.

Updated

11 years ago
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
OS: Mac OS X → All
Hardware: Macintosh → All
Target Milestone: --- → Future

Updated

11 years ago
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED

Updated

10 years ago
Priority: -- → P5
(Assignee)

Comment 2

9 years ago
This was fixed in Eudora 8 beta 2/Penelope 0.1a22.  If a mailbox is open already in a separate window, then trying to open that same mailbox in to a separate window will bring the already opened window to the foreground.

Note that you still can get a mailbox to be shown in multiple windows if you use the 3-pane mode and simply select the mailbox in the folder pane so that it shows up to the right (i.e. not opening up a new window).
Assignee: mozilla-bugs → beckley
Status: ASSIGNED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 9 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Target Milestone: Future → 0.1
Version: unspecified → 0.1

Comment 3

9 years ago
I don't see any problems with the current behavior. Being able to open the same mailbox twice is kind of nice. The 2 views can have different sort orders, for example.

Unless this causes data loss or other corruption, I think we should close this bug.

Matt

Updated

8 years ago
Target Milestone: 0.1 → ---
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