Quick Search on a Saved Search > "Save as virtual folder" fails/doesn't work (does not keep folder selection for nested saved searches)



10 years ago
8 years ago


(Reporter: ovidiu.grigorescu, Unassigned)


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10 years ago
Save search based on various folders and accounts. conditions X+Y
Quick search in that for condition Z
When "save search as folder" from quick search dropdown search panel is presented with:
-correct conditions propagated from original ss
-added condition from qs
-choose folders does Not propagate original folder selection, none selected

expected, to also propose selection of the original virtual folder
repro always

This is a drawback for creating saved searches based on other saved searches with quick search adding another criteria/condition.
+Selecting again the respective folders is not easy as the panel is modal and have no way of viewing original selection. 
+And also not visible, people naturally will assume under that button folders are checked and may not go there, thus rendering a useless search.

bug 343243 which could be partially solved by this 
bug 265540 maybe related

testing on and 3.0a2, further details to add..

Comment 1

10 years ago
more detail:
I see two faults actually, not propagating folders, but also not asking you to choose folders as it normally does when create ss from file/new and allowing none selected.
I also think have some crash related.

on version 3.0a2 (2008072418) it allows the creation of the ssearch with no folder selected and places it under the initial saved search (!) actually showing that in the "create as subfolder of" although if you go to dropdown selection the search does not appear between folders.
Which is not possible normally. You may drag it under a different folder but not another ssearch. after draging under another location you cannot drag it back under that ss. 
Seams like simulating uselessly the intentions in bug 371152 and the image there. 

note that this can go foe n "subsearches" (see attach)

on crash id TB49157647W
on 3 Crash ID: bp-03d4c26e-75bd-11dd-97d9-0013211cbf8a
I think it was related. I experimented this useless search resulting from qs saving, delete it,  then do other normal mail procedures, crash on exit. both 2 and 3

Comment 2

10 years ago
Created attachment 336035 [details]
capture of "hierarchical" ssearches

Comment 3

10 years ago
regarding the hierarchical aberation, there may be a connection to bug 325022 comment #4. I found that bug existing on tb2 for all ssearches under Local folders or respective subsub folders, while on TB3 it does WFM with the exception of this weird "subsearch". 

[if select search under search, then Local folders, then same s under s it keeps the account page ..]
This bug still happens in Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv: Gecko/20090924 Shredder/3.0pre.
OS: Windows Vista → All
Hardware: x86 → All
Summary: quick search on save search (virtual folder) save as folder does not keep folder selection → Quick Search on a Saved Search > "Save as virtual folder" fails/doesn't work (does not keep folder selection for nested saved searches)
I just closed bug 397363 with "in v3, create saved search from quick search is no longer possible => invalid"

I thinking the same thing applies here.  opinions?
Component: General → Search
QA Contact: general → search
Yes, that functionality is gone and while a regression tracker may be appropriate, this is not it.
Last Resolved: 8 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
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