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"No Subject" in compose window title when replying to an email

RESOLVED INCOMPLETE

Status

Thunderbird
Message Compose Window
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minor
RESOLVED INCOMPLETE
9 years ago
8 years ago

People

(Reporter: Frédéric Buclin, Unassigned)

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Details

(Whiteboard: [closeme 2010-12-21])

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Description

9 years ago
Created attachment 408267 [details]
screenshot

See the screenshot. The window title is wrong. It mentions "no subject" despite there is one already.

Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; fr; rv:1.9.1.4pre) Gecko/20090915 Lightning/1.0pre Thunderbird/3.0b4

Comment 1

9 years ago
Does the message have two subject headers?  Or is subject header on two lines?
Can you attach the message to this bug? (sanitize if desired)
Summary: Subject not updated when replying to an email → "No Subject" in compose window title when replying to an email

Comment 2

9 years ago
 Frédéric, you still alive? have you since divined steps to reproduce? 

must be a regression
Keywords: regression
OS: Linux → All
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Comment 3

9 years ago
Yes, I'm still alive, but I have no good steps to reproduce, unfortunately.
Keywords: regression

Comment 4

9 years ago
have a user who didn't see this in v2, so sticking by the idea this is a regression. If it's not, it's at least least worse in v3 than v2.
Keywords: regression

Comment 5

9 years ago
(In reply to comment #3)
> Yes, I'm still alive, but I have no good steps to reproduce, unfortunately.

Frédéric, can you reproduce started in safe mode?
my user reports not seeing this when Mail Tweak extension is disabled.
Please don't change the meaning of the "regression" keyword from "this exact same thing worked in a previous version but now doesn't" to "it sort of feels like maybe I'm hearing about the same symptoms possibly a little more often than I used to." You apparently have a user with a busted extension that I presume causes this for every single message, though you didn't actually say so. Other than the way that comment 1 implied that you thought that LpSolit was saying that it was one particular message rather than all messages, we don't yet know whether his problem is with one message, one class of messages, or all messages, much less whether or not he sees it in 3.0 but not in 2.0 on the same message (much less whether it's extension-caused, whether or not it worked in 2.0 but not 3.0).
Keywords: regression
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Comment 7

9 years ago
Hey guys, don't fight! :)
Don't get in the middle, or we'll team up on you ;)

Was it just one message, all messages in m.s.bugzilla, all newsgroup messages, or everything you reply to? If in your copious free time you install en-US, do you see it there in the same cases, or only in fr?
Status: NEW → UNCONFIRMED
Ever confirmed: false

Comment 9

9 years ago
no fight, just sparring :)

I see absolutely no reason to be any more or less "strict" with using regression than other keywords, nor use them only when absolute certainly is guaranteed.   i based my usage on the best information at hand, which was entirely reasonable (though "must" be a regression was too strong of a statement).  as information firms up from reporters, keywords do too.

likewise, I would ask that you don't remove keywords others have set without explanation, lest it look like a midair or mistake on your part, and so that others can benefit from your thoughts
For what little it's worth, I replied to that same m.s.bugzilla message in an en-US trunk build, and did get the subject in the window title.
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Comment 11

9 years ago
(In reply to comment #10)
> For what little it's worth, I replied to that same m.s.bugzilla message in an
> en-US trunk build, and did get the subject in the window title.

If this was happening all the time, I would have said so in comment 3. ;) Now, this is not happening with all messages, just happened randomly (was in 3.0b4 when I reported the bug). I will pay more attention next time I reply in the newsgroup and see if/when this happens again.

/me takes pop-corn and watch the philor-wsmwk game again.

Comment 12

8 years ago
I get this everytime. Entering something in the subject field does not update the window title, which continues to read "(no subject)" until the message has been sent. While this is not too much of an inconvenience when only a single compose window is open, once there are several draft messages open at the same time it becomes impossible to use the Windows task bar to select the correct one, as every entry in the stack is labelled the same way - "Write: (no subject)". 
I'm using TB3.0.3 on this Win XP Pro SP3 machine (and I don't want to go to 3.5 yet as it would mean dumping too many add-ons at present).

Comment 13

8 years ago
Steve in comment #12
> I get this everytime. Entering something in the subject field does not update
> the window title, which continues to read "(no subject)" until the message has
> been sent. While this is not too much of an inconvenience when only a single

Steve, 
Do you also see this with reply?
Do you see your problem when started in safe mode?
Whiteboard: [closeme 2010-12-21]

Comment 14

8 years ago
Steve, seems to be gone. If you can reproduce with thunderbird 3.1 or trunk build started in safe mode please comment in the bug
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 8 years ago
Resolution: --- → INCOMPLETE
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