User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X; en-US; rv:184.108.40.206) 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.
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.
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).
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