Deleting an email selects the next email inappropriately



12 years ago
8 years ago


(Reporter: ws.bugzilla, Unassigned)


Windows XP

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(Whiteboard: closeme 2010-03-05, URL)



12 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-GB; rv: Gecko/20070515 Firefox/
Build Identifier: version (20070326)

My IMAP server is a bit slow - deleting an email takes around 1 second. Upon my pressing of "Del", Thunderbird seemingly does nothing - I then proceed to read some other email. After a second, the email gets deleted from the list and the next email gets selected automatically.

Upon pressing "Del" the email should disappear from the list immediately and the next email can then be selected in a much more appropriate way. If one insists on the email staying in the list for the duration of the delete operation then my manual selection of another email should not be overridden.

(I strongly prefer a solution which drops the email from the list immediately - otherwise Thunderbird feels sluggish.)

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Connect to a somewhat slow IMAP server
2. Press "Del" and immediately select a different email using the arrow keys
3. Wait until the email you deleted is gone.
Actual Results:  
The email disappears from the list after a long delay. The next email gets selected, despite the fact that I've already navigated away from there.

Expected Results:  
The deleted email should disappear immediately. Alternatively, Thunderbird should not override my selection if I navigated away.

Comment 1

10 years ago
I'm frustrated by this too. However, rather than simply add a "Me Too" comment I would note that this is probably more frustrating if like me you prefer to order your emails in descending order to date. So, when you usually would want to look at the message immediately *up* from the one you just deleted, but it currently automatically forces you to go the next one down.

Comment 2

10 years ago
This bug has been reported on Ubuntu Launchpad as:

Comment 3

9 years ago
do you see this also with version 3?
Component: Mail Window Front End → Folder and Message Lists
QA Contact: front-end → folders-message-lists
Whiteboard: closeme 2010-03-05
Version: unspecified → 2.0

Comment 4

9 years ago
It seems that deleting in TB3 makes the email disappear from the list immediately. So no, I cannot reproduce this in v3.

For the record, I also stumbled across these related bugs: bug 471519, bug 274628, bug 395151.

Please resolve as I don't know which status to choose.


9 years ago
Last Resolved: 9 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME


8 years ago
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