Open Bug 418024 Opened 14 years ago Updated 2 years ago

message in separate tab or standalone window needs to show read and star status

Categories

(Thunderbird :: Message Reader UI, defect)

defect
Not set
normal

Tracking

(Not tracked)

People

(Reporter: wsmwk, Unassigned)

References

(Blocks 1 open bug)

Details

(Keywords: ux-control, ux-userfeedback)

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without icon in the standalone windows, you don't know if typing an "S" will assign or remove starred status from a message.
FWIW, messages "read" status is also not indicated in standalone window
Flags: wanted-thunderbird3?
/driving me crazy/
Component: Mail Window Front End → Message Reader UI
QA Contact: front-end → message-reader
Changed summary to reflect both
-tabs and standalone win
-read and star
if the case to separate them, excuse. At least tab and standalone are pretty much same case and solution if we talk about the header area. Wether is read and/or star, that is another issue. Some bugs are on priority also for this kind of case.

add dep to reader enh bug
Summary: standalone message window needs to show star status icon → message in separate tab or standalone window needs to show read and star status
agree 100% on all points. will wait to see whether the issues need to be split into another bug.
Is this a regression, or did this happen in Tb2 also?
Not a regression. Star has never been shown.  The more I use standalone window, the more not-minor this issue becomes.
Severity: minor → normal
Duplicate of this bug: 373109
I'd love to see this, too.  The "shift+M" to mark unread status and "M" to mark read being separated was a useful workaround to not knowing the current state, but that apparently didn't last long.  Explicitly showing the state would remove the guesswork about what the toggle version will do.
How about something like the following:

* Indicate read/unread through boldface on the subject (this would mean that
  subjects would typically be *un*bold, however)
* Indicate starred messages with a star after (before?) the subject
* To eliminate confusion with the email address stars, turn those into little
  people, a la the address book/composer
(In reply to Jim Porter (:squib) from comment #9)
> How about something like the following:
> 
> * Indicate read/unread through boldface on the subject (this would mean that
>   subjects would typically be *un*bold, however)
might be problematic for some people? (I'm not one)

> * Indicate starred messages with a star after (before?) the subject
> * To eliminate confusion with the email address stars, turn those into little
>   people, a la the address book/composer

yes on all counts
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