"filters associated with this folder will be updated" alert missing features to inform, cancel



10 years ago
7 years ago


(Reporter: mozilla.bugs.pb, Unassigned)


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10 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv: Gecko/20081029 Firefox/
Build Identifier: (20081105)

1. The "filters associated with this folder will be updated" (or similar
wording) alert does not specify which folder it is referring to.  If multiple
folders are involved, it is hard to know what is going on, since the same alert
repeats multiply, giving the impression that TB might be stuck in a loop.  This
alert box should specify the folder name.  This will also have the side benefit
that progress on multiple folders is evident.

2. The alert in (1) does not allow any way to cancel the operation, only to say
'ok' and the option to turn off the notification for the future.  It should
allow a cancellation option.

See bug 467827 for previous discussion, and reference to bug 257942 which might solve these problems, in which case this should probably become a duplicate of that bug.  I hesitate to simply append this report to 257942 since it might not actually be appropriate.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1.  drag and drop a set of folders, or a folder with subfolders, to another folder.

Comment 1

9 years ago
I also noticed the dialog tells you "filters associated with this folder will be updated" but does not tell the name of this folder on Linux so i changed the platform to ALL.

I would suggest starting with fixing the first point, by enhancing the message to print the name of 'this' folder. Preferably it should also print the location:

  Local Folders/Folder/Subfolder

The second point should be moved into a separate bug, since it looks like it will involve refactoring the way this is handled. Rather than doing everyting in a single loop, a first loop should be performed to check for filters that need updating. Then a dialog should be presented to the user showing what will be moved and which filters will be updated, this dialog should offer a 'cancel' and 'ok' button.
Ever confirmed: true
OS: Windows 2000 → All
Hardware: x86 → All

Comment 2

7 years ago
When do you get that alert? I can't see it when dragging folders (in TB10).
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