Mail Compose: No feedback when using message "Options"

NEW
Unassigned

Status

MailNews Core
Composition
P3
normal
18 years ago
10 years ago

People

(Reporter: jglick, Unassigned)

Tracking

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(Not tracked)

Details

(Whiteboard: ue)

(Reporter)

Description

18 years ago
Composing a Mail message.

From the "Options" menu, select:
1. A Priority other than "Normal"  OR
2. Return Receipt  OR
3. File Sent Message

The status bar should give the user feedback that their selections were noted.

http://gooey/client/5.0/specs/mail/Compose/Compose.html#Status

I'm not sure if this do-able at this stage of the game, but I wanted a record of 
the spec'd behavior.

Comment 1

18 years ago
Those menu items should also have a checkmark next to it to indicate the current 
setting.  That's been filed as bug:  
http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=23458

Comment 2

18 years ago
Just an FYI, here... return receipt is listed to be taken out of options.
(Reporter)

Comment 3

18 years ago
Ah, that's right. Return receipts is out of NS6. I'll remove it from the menu 
spec. Thanks.

Comment 4

18 years ago
moving to future milestone.
Target Milestone: --- → Future

Updated

18 years ago
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED

Comment 5

18 years ago
Jennifer, is the statusbar really appropriate for this? If so, what text should
we display?

Platform -> All
OS -> All
OS: Windows 98 → All
Hardware: PC → All

Comment 6

18 years ago
I think priority should be a popup menu to the right of the Subject field, as it 
was in 4.x. As for File-Copy-To, that can probably be available as a `header' in 
the addressing widget, can't it?
(Reporter)

Comment 7

18 years ago
This is what was previously discussed:
http://www.mozilla.org/mailnews/specs/compose/#Status

I agree the Status bar might not be the best place for this type of stuff.

The "Tabs" in the addressing area of 4.x didn't work.

>I think priority should be a popup menu to the right of the Subject field, as 
>it was in 4.x. As for File-Copy-To, that can probably be available as a  
>header' in the addressing widget, can't it?

In general, users rarely change the priority of messages, so we felt it didn't 
need such a prominant position.

FCC as an option in the addressing area was discussed. In fact, I believe, 3.x 
or so did it this way? Anyway, some mail folks were really against that 
implementation because it isn't truly the same as "To, Cc, Bcc, etc.". (I think 
it is a good place for it personally).
->varada
Assignee: ducarroz → varada
Status: ASSIGNED → NEW
(Reporter)

Comment 9

16 years ago
*** Bug 135248 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Works on Windows XP, does not work on Mac OS X.
Partially works, that is...    the menu itself changes to reflect the format or
priority change but the message window itself doesn't update.  On Mac OS X the
menus don't even change.
(Reporter)

Updated

16 years ago
Whiteboard: ue
taking all of varada's bugs.
Assignee: varada → sspitzer
Product: MailNews → Core
sorry for the spam.  making bugzilla reflect reality as I'm not working on these bugs.  filter on FOOBARCHEESE to remove these in bulk.
Assignee: sspitzer → nobody
Filter on "Nobody_NScomTLD_20080620"
QA Contact: lchiang → composition
(Assignee)

Updated

10 years ago
Product: Core → MailNews Core
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