Folder name - Account name is displayed in the "Favorite folders" view in folder pane

NEW
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Status

Thunderbird
Folder and Message Lists
10 years ago
7 years ago

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(Reporter: klint, Unassigned)

Tracking

Trunk
x86
Windows XP

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Description

10 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; fr; rv:1.9.0.4) Gecko/2008102920 Firefox/3.0.4
Build Identifier: Official Thunderbird 3b1

On the contrary to TB2, the folder pane now displays the name of the account for every preferred folder in the "Preferred folders" view on the folder pane. 
While the preferred folders list was clean and neat in TB2, it is now displaying info that is redundant to me (all folders belonging to the same account, for instance)... 

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Mark a folder as "Preferred"
2.Switch to "Preferred folders" view

Actual Results:  
The name of the account is displayed together with the name of the folder

Expected Results:  
Only the name of the folder should appear
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Updated

10 years ago
Version: unspecified → Trunk

Updated

10 years ago
Summary: Account name is diplayed in the "Preferred folders" view in folder pane → Folder name - Account name is displayed in the "Favorite folders" view in folder pane

Comment 1

10 years ago
I guess what's really needed here is knowledge of whether a folder pretty name is unique across all the accounts - that actually should be fairly trivial to do in js...
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Comment 2

10 years ago
or whether a folder pretty name is unique among all those displayed in the current folder view - and for "flat" preferred/unread/new views only (for the tree-like full view there is not ambiguity) ?

Comment 3

10 years ago
that's not as useful - if we show you inbox in the current folder view, how do you know which inbox it is?
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Comment 4

10 years ago
David, may be I did not understand your first comment. Let me rephrase the second comment.
Suppose you have this account structure:

- Account1
+-Inbox
+-Folder1
+-MyFolder

- Account2
+-Inbox
+-Folder2
+-MyFolder

And now suppose *all these folders but Account2's inbox* are marked as recent/favorite/unread.

What I would like to see is in the *favorite* folder view is:

Inbox
Folder1
Folder2
MyFolder - Account1
MyFolder - Account2

What I would like to see is in the *recent/unread* folder views is:

Inbox - Account1
Folder1
Folder2
MyFolder - Account1
MyFolder - Account2

Why is there a difference? It is because I decide whether a folder is favorite, while I don't decide that a folder is recent or unread. So in the favorite view, I know that the shown Inbox belongs to Account1 as I marked it as favorite. So no need to display the account's name here as the 'Inbox' name is unique in the view (as opposed to the 2 MyFolder folders)
For Folder1 and Folder2, their names being unique across all accounts, I don't need to display the account, in any case.


Does all this make sense?


But if it is too complex, let's come back at least to the way TB2 is working, which is to check whether a folder's name is unique across accounts (then, no account name is appended), or not unique (then, the account name is appended in all preferred/unread/recent folders views). This was you proposal, wasn't it?

Comment 5

10 years ago
confirming, since there seems to be agreement that improvement is possible
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true

Comment 6

10 years ago
<aol>me too</aol>
Is there already an enhancement request to have these filtered folder pane views hierarchically structured? I remember one, but I cannot find it ...
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Comment 8

8 years ago
Hi
Now that TB3 has been released, it seems obvious to me that the very useful "preferred folders" view is cluttered by these useless appended folder names.

One has to enlarge the folder pane just to avoid the appended folder names to truncated on display... In my case, all accounts I have are merged into one single Local Folder, and I have 20 preferred folders, ending up with 20 times " - Dossiers locaux" appended to the folder name. What's the point? 

Thanks :)

Updated

8 years ago
Component: Mail Window Front End → Folder and Message Lists
QA Contact: front-end → folders-message-lists
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Comment 9

8 years ago
Actually I have found a workaround: just change the name of the Local Folder to anything, including just a space, or a dot... this will make the folder pane more readable very easily!
This may be fixed if patch from bug 649989 will land.
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