selected mail changes when closing the context menu via clicking some mail



Mail Window Front End
8 years ago
7 years ago


(Reporter: christian.gredig, Unassigned)


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8 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.1; de; rv: Gecko/20090729 Firefox/3.5.2
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.1; de; rv: Gecko/20090715 Thunderbird/3.0b3

When I opened the right-click context menu in the mail list via right-clicking a mail and then click another mail, the menu closes but the mail that is selected then is chosen randomly. Sometimes it's the mail I right-clicked before, sometimes the one I clicked to close the context menu and sometimes another one. Sometimes even no mail is selected. It was an IMAP account, I didn't already test this for POP accounts.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Click a mail folder to display the list of mails in it.
2. Right-click a mail in it to display the context menu.
3. Click on any other mail in that folder.
Actual Results:  
A random mail or no mail is selected.

Expected Results:  
The mail you clicked should be selected.

New Thunderbird 3 beta 3 installation with an IMAP and a POP account. Running Windows 7 RC1.
Worksforme in IMAP and POP and local folders in today's nightly on Win/XP: the one that's selected is always the one that was selected before the right-click.
I agree to comment #1: I think this is invalid.

It seems that that point 3. in STR not make effect, but click on point 3. close context menu. After this if you click on a row, you can select a message.
Reporter what you think about comment #1 and\or comment #2?

Comment 4

8 years ago
They're both right. #1 Phil says it's the one that was selected before the one with the context menu. That's correct. #2 Aureliano says you can select a message after the context menu closed (so select the message with two clicks). That's correct, but not nice and not how it should be.

Comment 5

7 years ago
using current trunk I don't see any randomness either.

iirc there are other bugs which mention "how" right and left click should behave - perhaps it's among but I wouldn't count on it.
Last Resolved: 7 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
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