Closed Bug 501426 Opened 12 years ago Closed 12 years ago
make the open tabs in background pref be named mail
.tabs .load In Background and allow overriding default for context/middle click with the shift key
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #480632 +++ Even though the pref to open tabs in background doesn't affect double clicking I really think it should be named like the firefox one. Besides, it's now named mail.contextMenuBackgroundTabs but also affects middle click. mail.tabs.loadInBackground seems like a better name. This patch changes that, and also allows the user to override default for context/middle click with the shift key. (Like firefox does.)
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED
Target Milestone: --- → Thunderbird 3.0b3
Comment on attachment 386065 [details] [diff] [review] proposed fix Patch is good by me, but clarkbw's input is still required.
Attachment #386065 - Flags: review?(bugmail) → review+
Comment on attachment 386065 [details] [diff] [review] proposed fix sure
Attachment #386065 - Flags: ui-review?(clarkbw) → ui-review+
changeset: 3015:c6f51d0b3261 http://hg.mozilla.org/comm-central/rev/c6f51d0b3261 ->FIXED
Status: ASSIGNED → RESOLVED
Closed: 12 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Is there any documentation about this?? How does it work? And why does the pref not affect double-clicking? See bug 701500.
Depends on: 701500
If you set mail.tabs.loadInBackground false tabs are loaded in the foreground by default. Holding shift while clicking lets you do the opposite as the pref, on a per click basis. Re double-click, it's just designed that way - see bug 480632 comment 11.
(In reply to Magnus Melin from comment #5) > If you set mail.tabs.loadInBackground false tabs are loaded in the > foreground by default. Holding shift while clicking lets you do the opposite > as the pref, on a per click basis. Well, "by default" is not really true given that all the magic only works from context menu or middle click, but not for Enter, double-click, message menu Open, or Ctrl+O. > Re double-click, it's just designed that way - see bug 480632 comment 11. I'll have to let that sink in, play with it and think a bit more before commenting, but my immediate impression about this pref and its context-menu-limited experience is *confusion*! Besides, Shift on context menu is undocumented in (1) and (2), and middleclick should be documented in (1). (1) https://support.mozillamessaging.com/en-US/kb/keyboard-shortcuts (2) https://support.mozillamessaging.com/en-US/kb/message-tabs?s=open+messages+in+background&as=s
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