Last Comment Bug 381821 - No Horizontal scrollbar in threadpane.
: No Horizontal scrollbar in threadpane.
Status: UNCONFIRMED
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Product: Thunderbird
Classification: Client Software
Component: Mail Window Front End (show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Nobody; OK to take it and work on it
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Reported: 2007-05-23 22:18 PDT by Peter Ekkerman
Modified: 2014-10-24 12:01 PDT (History)
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Description Peter Ekkerman 2007-05-23 22:18:08 PDT
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 Walter Tabax 2007-08-24 16:32:19 PDT
The same for me.
Comment 2 Maximilian Mehnert 2007-10-03 03:24:00 PDT
This is definitely something that would easy life a lot!
Comment 3 zug_treno 2008-03-07 09:14:46 PST
(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.
Comment 4 Maximilian Mehnert 2009-01-12 22:20:16 PST
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 nrona 2009-12-20 15:18:01 PST
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".
Comment 6 Peter Ekkerman 2009-12-20 21:57:06 PST
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 Rob McMillin 2010-01-03 13:44:52 PST
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.
Comment 8 Wayne Mery (:wsmwk, NI for questions) 2011-01-14 11:21:57 PST
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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