Need a new preference to allow "New Mail" count for dock icon instead of unread mail count

RESOLVED WORKSFORME

Status

SeaMonkey
MailNews: Backend
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enhancement
RESOLVED WORKSFORME
8 years ago
7 years ago

People

(Reporter: Cecelia S, Unassigned)

Tracking

({uiwanted})

Trunk
All
Mac OS X
uiwanted
Bug Flags:
wanted-seamonkey2.0 -

Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)

Details

(Reporter)

Description

8 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X 10.5; en-US; rv:1.9.1.6) Gecko/20091206 SeaMonkey/2.0.1
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X 10.5; en-US; rv:1.9.1.6) Gecko/20091206 SeaMonkey/2.0.1

The Dock New Mail count shows total unread messages rather than new unread messages (downloaded but unseen).

Reproducible: Always

Actual Results:  
If you have a lot of unread messages then check open MailNew, the dock new mail badge could potentially be in the thousands if you have a lot of old mail that you haven't marked as read.

Expected Results:  
In releases previous to 2.0, the mail count showed only recently downloaded unread mail.

There's a patch being worked on for Thunderbird (Bug #518828). I'd like to see it integrated with SeaMonkey.
(Reporter)

Updated

8 years ago
Depends on: 518828
Keywords: uiwanted
Version: unspecified → SeaMonkey 2.0 Branch
(Reporter)

Updated

8 years ago
No longer depends on: 518828
Flags: wanted-seamonkey2.0?
See Also: → bug 518828
(Reporter)

Updated

8 years ago
Depends on: 518828
See Also: bug 518828

Comment 1

8 years ago
Hi Cecelia, if the patch I provided gets committed to the repository, it will update both Thunderbird and SeaMonkey. This particular code is shared between the two of them.
(Reporter)

Comment 2

8 years ago
(In reply to comment #1)
Hello, Patrick,

Thanks for letting me know. I asked in the Thunderbird bug but didn't get an answer. I just wanted to make sure that SeaMonkey didn't get left behind and it'd be nice to get it sooner rather than later.
No longer depends on: 518828
(Reporter)

Comment 3

8 years ago
Sorry for the bug spam.
Depends on: 518828

Comment 4

8 years ago
no string changes on 2.0.x, if this is done then it can only land on a non-string-frozen tree (like 2.1).
Flags: wanted-seamonkey2.0? → wanted-seamonkey2.0-

Comment 5

7 years ago
The pref mail.biff.use_new_count_in_mac_dock introduced in bug 518828 is working as designed in SeaMonkey trunk builds. 
We're not going to add UI for it for the time being.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 7 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME

Updated

7 years ago
Version: SeaMonkey 2.0 Branch → Trunk

Updated

7 years ago
Component: OS Integration → MailNews: Backend
QA Contact: os-integration → mailnews-backend
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