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Display a helpful message in the thread pane when a view filter is applied and there aren't any messages in the view

Assigned to


Folder and Message Lists
9 years ago
2 years ago


(Reporter: sid0, Assigned: andreasn)


Bug Flags:
wanted-thunderbird +

Firefox Tracking Flags

(blocking-thunderbird3.1 -)


If a folder has a view filter applied and they aren't any messages in it, we currently leave the thread pane empty. It would be nice to have a helpful message displayed instead, possibly even with a link ("Display all messages in this folder") that removes the view filter.

Comment 1

9 years ago
Sounds like a good idea, will look into this.
Assignee: nobody → nisses.mail
Flags: blocking-thunderbird3.1?

Comment 2

9 years ago
What if we word it like this (show all messages is a button):

No messages matches the selected filter [Show all messages]

adding Bryan for feedback.

Comment 3

9 years ago
Not blocking, but I'd love to see this.
blocking-thunderbird3.1: --- → -
status-thunderbird3.1: --- → wanted
Flags: blocking-thunderbird3.1?

Comment 4

9 years ago
Maybe this is a new bug, but I get a situation where the "view mode" (View|Messages|All" is set to "all" and yet the inbox appears empty. If I switch to a custom view (e.g. View|Messages|Custom Views|Recent) then the emails magically appear. 

Their presence is given away by the use of the ExtraFolderColumns add-on which places the email counts in the folders pane. 

Windows XP SP3, TB 3.01, also Shredder 3.0.2pre

I don't know how to replicate this bug on demand.
status-thunderbird3.1: wanted → ---
Flags: wanted-thunderbird+
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