No Horizontal scrollbar in threadpane.

UNCONFIRMED
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Status

Thunderbird
Mail Window Front End
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enhancement
UNCONFIRMED
10 years ago
3 years ago

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(Reporter: Peter Ekkerman, Unassigned)

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Description

10 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; Rogers Hi-Speed Internet; TheFreeDictionary.com; SV1; .NET CLR 1.0.3705; .NET CLR 1.1.4322; .NET CLR 2.0.50727)
Build Identifier: Mozilla Thunderbird v2.0.0.0

No Horizontal Scrollbar is created when the Threadpane(s)like Inbox,Unsent,Sent
Drafts etc have many columns and exceed window width (screenwidth)
Related:Double-click on divider between column headers will not resize column.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Start Thunderbird and check each folder.
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Actual Results:  
Same as in Details

Expected Results:  
Horizontal Scrollbar should have been created.
Columns should have been resized.

To me these are bugs,however since this has been going on for many previous versions,it seems that nobody has bothered to correct this.
Which is surprising,since these are basic window elements.
Whenever there is an overflow,either vertically or horizontally,the coding should call for the respective scrollbars to be created.
The same goes for resizing the columns.
Again a basic feature that should have been corrected (implemented)
a long time ago.
A "Resize All" feature would only be a logical extension of this.

Comment 1

10 years ago
The same for me.

Comment 2

10 years ago
This is definitely something that would easy life a lot!
Severity: normal → enhancement
OS: Windows XP → All
Hardware: PC → All

Comment 3

10 years ago
(In reply to comment #0)
> No Horizontal Scrollbar is created when the Threadpane(s)like Inbox,Unsent,Sent
> Drafts etc have many columns and exceed window width (screenwidth)

Related to/duplicate of Core bug 265571? 

> Related:Double-click on divider between column headers will not resize column.

Duplicate of Core bug 155510.

Updated

9 years ago
Assignee: mscott → nobody

Comment 4

9 years ago
Despite it being almost two years old, I really consider this a bug.
It's quite annoying to have e.g. a LKML thread that cannot be rendered due to the threadpane being too narrow. 
Also, I have at least one or two columns that I have to (re)shrink to an unreadable width all the time.

It would all be much easier to handle with horizontal scrolling.

The same is true for the tree pane where I would rather like to be able to scroll so see the full name of a newsgroup than to see something I cannot read anyway.

Comment 5

8 years ago
It's a big problem of the new release.
There isn't an Horizontal Scrollbar, I can't adjust the column with and see the columns after "Date".
(Reporter)

Comment 6

8 years ago
I was the one that started this particular thread and it's now more than 1½ yr
later.Thunderbird is now at v3.0 and this flaw is still not fixed.
This is absolutely friggin' stupid.
Is there nobody in the Thunderbird/Mozilla community that can design a normal windows form? One where a scrollbar is created on overflow?
Unbelievable!!!!
And you want me to promote Thunderbird? If even basic elements can't be designed?

Comment 7

8 years ago
Just found this after upgrading to Fedora Core 12 and Thunderbird 3.0. UNBELIEVABLE. This should really be a show-stopper, as it makes the entire user interface unusable.
Eric, Joe, is this also seen in support forums?

(I've actually seen a horiz scroll bar once, but it was caused by bug or add-on iirc)
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