User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.0; en-GB; rv:184.108.40.206) Gecko/20071127 Firefox/220.127.116.11
Build Identifier: 18.104.22.168 (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.)
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).
Both the URL and the title should be editable. Especially the URL.
Confirming RFE. (This would be the rfe part of bug 297815 comment 15.)
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.)
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?
I'm not sure. I don't have an XP system to test it on at the moment.
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.
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).
*** Bug 487422 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 530500 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 532580 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
feed titles/urls can now be updated in the Subscribe dialog, per bug 716706.