click in header portion of of message pane, delete message doesn't work if focus in header of message preview pane. Tested in SM trunk in follow up to bug 122854.
doesn't happen in thunderbird.
Thunderbird has the same problem. When you click at one of the lines where you get a caret (e.g. Subject) delete message isn't working anymore.
When you click somewhere else in the header pane with no caret, delete works fine.
It works fine in SM 1.1.8 so it's a regression somewhere during trunk development.
There are two problem, the first one is that delete key is not working. I don't know so far when that was introduced, but it's definitely a while ago (didn't work in a 2007-07-01 build I tested).
The second problem, that the delete button isn't working was introduced by the change in bug 49323 (but I don't know what's the reason so far).
In the cmd_delete case with the caret, .getControllerForCommand(aCommand) doesn't get called and hence isCommandEnabled(aCommand) is false.
I don't know why this works in the cmd_shiftDelete case and not here, so any hints are appreciated.
(In reply to comment #1)
> It works fine in SM 1.1.8 so it's a regression somewhere during trunk
Don't know what I tested today, but that's not working in branch too. So no regression.
Created attachment 305846 [details] [diff] [review]
Make delete button work again v1
The patch brings back the button_delete command removed in bug 391701 and also introduces button_shiftDelete to retain the fix from bug 49323.
The problem with the cmd_delete usage for the delete button is probably, that cmd_delete is blocked somewhere in libeditor, when a readonly textfield in the header pane has focus.
With the patch the delete button always works and the delete key works at least for those cases, where the focus isn't in a readonly textfield of the header pane.
Comment on attachment 305846 [details] [diff] [review]
Make delete button work again v1
This does not suffice:
- open a standalone message window
- hit delete button there
=> doesn't work
Created attachment 306928 [details] [diff] [review]
Make the delete button work in all places
I forgot the standalone message window before (thx Karsten for spotting), so the patch is v1 + the change in messageWindow.js
Checking in mailnews/base/resources/content/mail3PaneWindowCommands.js;
/cvsroot/mozilla/mailnews/base/resources/content/mail3PaneWindowCommands.js,v <-- mail3PaneWindowCommands.js
new revision: 1.157; previous revision: 1.156
Checking in mailnews/base/resources/content/mailWindowOverlay.xul;
/cvsroot/mozilla/mailnews/base/resources/content/mailWindowOverlay.xul,v <-- mailWindowOverlay.xul
new revision: 1.350; previous revision: 1.349
Checking in mailnews/base/resources/content/messageWindow.js;
/cvsroot/mozilla/mailnews/base/resources/content/messageWindow.js,v <-- messageWindow.js
new revision: 1.119; previous revision: 1.118
delete key fails in 3-pane
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9pre) Gecko/2008061702 SeaMonkey/2.0a1pre
ditto thunderbird trunk
WFM in Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux x86_64; en-US; rv:188.8.131.52pre) Gecko/2008062915 SeaMonkey/2.0a1pre
Wayne, can you give further instructions when it fails for you?
click at end of subject in header so that caret appears (either expanded or normal headers), hit windows delete key.
similar problem: selecting text in header, and delete doesn't work
iirc, in these use case, delete button has worked when delete key hasn't. In this chase however, delete button does NOT work. So perhaps this is now a different bug?
comment 11 was thunderbird
SM behavior slightly different - delete button WORKS, delete key doesn't. retested with Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:184.108.40.206pre) Gecko/2008062902 SeaMonkey/2.0a1pre
Ok, then thunderbird doesn't have this patch. With it at least the delete button would work again.
The other problem was already outlined by me in comment #5, but that's definitely outside my knowledge and I don't know if and what can be done in that cases.
I opened bug 448146 for the delete button issue in TB.
If someone has an idea about the the delete key not working when the focus is in the header pane, please open a new bug.
-> RESOLVED FIXED