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Last Comment Bug 412553 - ability to edit feed properties (title/URL)
: ability to edit feed properties (title/URL)
[fixed by bug 716706]
Product: MailNews Core
Classification: Components
Component: Feed Reader (show other bugs)
: unspecified
: All All
: -- enhancement with 2 votes (vote)
: Thunderbird 13.0
Assigned To: Nobody; OK to take it and work on it
: 487422 530500 532580 (view as bug list)
Depends on: 716706
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Reported: 2008-01-15 21:27 PST by Gavin Lambert
Modified: 2012-02-19 04:04 PST (History)
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Description Gavin Lambert 2008-01-15 21:27:05 PST
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.0; en-GB; rv: Gecko/20071127 Firefox/
Build Identifier: (20071031)

When I go to the RSS Subscriptions window, I expect to be able to edit the feed title and URL.  TB lets me do neither.  (Not being able to edit the URL is a fatal flaw.)

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Subscribe to the feed.
2. Select the feed.
3. Click Edit.
4. Notice how the URL field is read-only and there is no field for the title (nor is there a rename option in the Subscription window itself).

Expected Results:  
Both the URL and the title should be editable.  Especially the URL.
Comment 1 Magnus Melin 2008-01-18 10:23:34 PST
Confirming RFE. (This would be the rfe part of bug 297815 comment 15.)
Comment 2 Gavin Lambert 2008-01-18 17:22:23 PST
Yes, it does look like what that comment was suggesting.  Did such an issue ever get filed?  I did do a search before posting this and I couldn't find anything...

(And incidentally, on Windows that field does not look disabled.  Had it looked disabled then I would have filed this as an RFE and not a bug.)

Feed support in Thunderbird seems to be very much a third-class citizen at the moment; there's lots of usability failures.  (There's another thing in particular about the Subscribe window that really annoys me, but I guess that should probably be filed as a separate RFE.)
Comment 3 Magnus Melin 2008-01-19 01:56:57 PST
Yeah, didn't find any other bugs filed for this issue. 

> And incidentally, on Windows that field does not look disabled. 

It doesn't? Is that a vista-only issue?
Comment 4 Gavin Lambert 2008-01-19 03:00:43 PST
I'm not sure.  I don't have an XP system to test it on at the moment.
Comment 5 Phil Ringnalda (:philor) 2008-01-19 07:55:11 PST
It shouldn't look disabled, it should look read-only, like data:text/html,<input readonly value="foo"> does in Firefox. Of course, nobody ever sees read-only inputs, so that appearance isn't at all familiar, but disabled means you can't copy-paste.
Comment 6 Gavin Lambert 2008-01-19 12:19:33 PST
Ok, well it does look and behave like the HTML readonly field.  However the appearance is still identical to the non-readonly field -- the only difference is behavioral; if you click in the readonly field you don't get a carat (but you can still select text) and typing is ignored.  Some kind of grayed-out background would have been nicer.

But anyway, that's a side issue.  The point of this bug/RFE is that I don't want it to be readonly in the first place -- that causes problems when feed URLs change (which has happened a lot to me recently).
Comment 7 Phil Ringnalda (:philor) 2009-04-08 08:15:30 PDT
*** Bug 487422 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 8 Phil Ringnalda (:philor) 2009-11-23 07:36:31 PST
*** Bug 530500 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 9 Tim (fmdeveloper) 2009-12-03 23:12:30 PST
*** Bug 532580 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 10 alta88 2012-02-15 19:00:53 PST
feed titles/urls can now be updated in the Subscribe dialog, per bug 716706.

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