space bar should open selected message, not causes Eudora to advance & select next unread message

NEW
Assigned to

Status

Penelope
Mail Window
P3
normal
8 years ago
7 years ago

People

(Reporter: John Francini, Assigned: Matt Dudziak)

Tracking

unspecified
Future

Details

(Reporter)

Description

8 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X 10_5_7; en-us) AppleWebKit/530.17 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0 Safari/530.17
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X 10.5; en-US; rv:1.9.1.1) Gecko/20090903 Eudora/3.0b3

If you have a mailbox window open with a message selected (either unread or read), and hit the spacebar, Eudora doesn't open that message. Instead, it attempts to advance to the next unread message.  If that unread message happens to be in the current mailbox, Eudora selects it -- but doesn't open it.  If the next unread message happens to be in another mailbox, it puts up a dialog box asking the user, "Advance to 'mailbox-name'?" with "yes" and "no" buttons.

This is not Eudora behavior.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Set up two mailboxes. One, call it A, with an unread message, and another, B, with two unread messages.
2. Bring up mailbox B. Hit spacebar. It will select one of the unread messages.
3. Hit spacebar again. It will select the other unread message. 
4. Read the unread messages in mailbox B, and close the message windows.
5. Hit spacebar. 
Actual Results:  
Dialog box: "Advance to next unread message in A?"

Expected Results:  
The selected message in the current mailbox should open, regardless of its status.

Comment 1

8 years ago
I use the "spacebar-to-open-message" all the time in 6.2.4, and think that Eudora 8 should (as closely as possible) provide the "classic" look-and-feel -- so I'm voting for this one.
(Assignee)

Comment 2

8 years ago
Modified Summary.
Summary: space bar causes Eudora to advance & select next unread message, not open current selected message → space bar should open selected message, not causes Eudora to advance & select next unread message

Comment 3

8 years ago
(In reply to comment #0)
> Actual Results:  
> Dialog box: "Advance to next unread message in A?"

At 8.0b8, there's no dialog box; the selection just moves to the next unread message.
(Assignee)

Updated

8 years ago
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
OS: Mac OS X → All
Priority: -- → P3
Hardware: x86 → All
Target Milestone: --- → Future

Comment 4

7 years ago
That is what I loved about Eudora (since version 1.5 (or earlier) on the Mac).  You could basically use the entire program with simply the "Space Bar".  (The same philosophy as UNIX "more" and "rn").  

If (in non-Mozilla based Eudora)  it was the last message in the mailbox, it would close the message and return to the Mailbox.  (It would be nice if this was added back in, or made a configuration option).  It really annoys me (after using the Mac Eudora for 10+ years,  I got used to that behavior), that it doesn't do that).

Comment 5

7 years ago
(In reply to comment #3)
> (In reply to comment #0)
> > Actual Results:  
> > Dialog box: "Advance to next unread message in A?"

WRT Comment #3: This is the "base" TB behavior when there are no more unread messages in a folder, and there are additional unread messages in other folders (e.g., folder "A"); there will be no dialog box if the next unread message is in the same folder, or if there are no more unread messages in any folder.

(In reply to comment #4)
> That is what I loved about Eudora (since version 1.5 (or earlier) on the Mac). 
> You could basically use the entire program with simply the "Space Bar".  [...]

Interestingly enough, the "base" Thunderbird behavior is half there.  While the message window is open, "space" scrolls through the message just like Eudora.  What needs to be done to get classic-Eudora functionality in Penelope is make the following modifications to "base" TB behavior:
1) "open with space bar" (key-mapping - contextual ?)
2) "advance to next message" when at end of message and "space bar" 
   pressed (equivalent to "f" hotkey in base TB)
3) "close when at end of mailbox" (there may be a TB bug filed that "f" does NOT do this)
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