Closed Bug 423145 Opened 12 years ago Closed 12 years ago

cant make new message if main window not open

Categories

(Thunderbird :: Mail Window Front End, enhancement)

PowerPC
macOS
enhancement
Not set

Tracking

(Not tracked)

RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 232679

People

(Reporter: mrlint+mozilla, Unassigned)

Details

User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X 10_4_11; en) AppleWebKit/525.13 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.1 Safari/525.13
Build Identifier: version 2.0.0.12 (20080213)

Please activate the ability to make a new message  (cmd-n) without having to reopen the closed "mail and newsgroups" window.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Close "mail and newsgroups" window
2. attempt to make a new message



Expected Results:  
 new message window should open
What other Thunderbird windows do you have open when you want to do this?
Severity: minor → enhancement
Wayne,

There are no other tbird windows open. I'd ideally like to have no other windows open. I want to be able to tab switch to the app and make a new message directly.
this is most closely a dupe of bug 208923
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Closed: 12 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Duplicate of bug: 208923
Wayne,

I read thru the other bug, and while I think I see some of the conceptual similarities, I just wanted to be sure that I expressed what I meant to say. But on OS X the app remains running even if all the windows are closed. The app can be activated but the new message item (cmd-n) on the the message menu is inactive. It only becomes active again when the mail and newsgroups window (cmd-1) is open. I'm unclear as to why that function would need to be bound to the main window being open.

Again i just want to be sure we are talking about the same things.
You weren't - you're talking about bug 232679 instead.
Duplicate of bug: 232679
So on OS X you can close all windows (not minimize), and not have exited thunderbird?
Wayne,

Yes it the default behavior of most Mac OS apps, it goes back a long ways.
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