Can't set default sort order to order received

RESOLVED INVALID

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RESOLVED INVALID
11 years ago
8 years ago

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(Reporter: km, Unassigned)

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11 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; SunOS sun4u; en-US; rv:1.8.1.3) Gecko/20070521 Firefox/2.0.0.3
Build Identifier: version 2.0.0.4 (20070720)

I want my sort order fixed at "order received". I have set the preference

mailnews.default_sort_order to 21, but this doesn't help. The sort order keeps changing to order by date.





Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
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I've seen this behavior over many releases.

Comment 1

11 years ago
I found only 1 and 2 can be set for mailnews.default_sort_order

Reference:
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mailnews.default_sort_order: 1 = Ascending, 2 = Descending. 
mailnews.default_sort_type: 17 = None, 18 = Date, 19 = Subject, 20 = Author, 21 = ID (Order Received), 22 = Thread, 23 = Priority, 24 = Status, 25 = Size, 26 = Flagged, 27 = Unread, 28 = Recipient, 29 = Location, 30 = Label, 31 = Junk status, 32 = Attachments, 33 = Account 
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Comment 2

11 years ago
I tried on windows xp 
Thunderbird version 2.0.0.6 (20070728)
Reproduce steps:
1. Tools -> Options -> Advanced -> Config Editor 
2. Change mailnews.default_sort_type: from 18 (= Date) to 19 (= Subject)

Actual Result:
After #2, Messages are still sorted by date.

I am not sure the Expected result for we just change the "default" configuration.

Change OS to "All" and waiting for more discussion.
OS: Solaris → All

Comment 3

9 years ago
I'd love to be able to set this.  Appears to still be an issue in 3.0.1?
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Comment 4

8 years ago
Still there in 3.0.6

Comment 5

8 years ago
bienvenu, do you know if there is an historical reason for this?

Comment 6

8 years ago
sort order is up or down (ascending or descending), 1 or 2. sort_type is what you want to be setting to pick order received.

the default only affects new folders that don't already have a sort type and sort order picked.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 8 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
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Comment 7

8 years ago
>the default only affects new folders that don't already have a sort type and
sort order picked.

So how can I make my INBOX stick at sort_type 21?

Comment 8

8 years ago
When does it change away from order received? Is it IMAP or local? Does the summary file get rebuilt?
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