Clicking new mail notification icon in the system tray opens last message window not the Inbox window



Mail Window Front End
9 years ago
a year ago


(Reporter: mshillinger, Unassigned)


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9 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.2; en-US; rv: Gecko/20091221 Firefox/3.5.7 (.NET CLR 3.5.30729)
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.2; en-US; rv: Gecko/20100111 Lightning/1.0b2pre Thunderbird/3.0.1

Thunderbird is configured to open messages in new window.  If I click on the new mail notification icon AND a message window is currently open, it will display the message window.  I would expect it should display the window containing my Inbox, not the last message read.  If there is not a message window open, then it works as expected.  If I configure Thunderbird to open new messages in a "tab", it works as expected.  I am guessing the notification code assumes I am using the tabbed message interface.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Configure to open messages in new window
2.Open a message so the inbox and a message are in different windows
3.Wait for a new message to arrive
4.When the new mail notification icon is displayed in the tray, click on it

Actual Results:  
The window containing the message is displayed, not with window with the Inbox

Expected Results:  
The window containing the Inbox should be displayed


8 years ago
Component: General → Mail Window Front End
QA Contact: general → front-end

Comment 1

3 years ago
mshillinger, do you still see this problem.

I am seeing same behavior for both settings - open in new window and open in new tab - only the 3pane window is opened with message in preview. No extra tab or window is opened

Same as bug 937909?
Flags: needinfo?(mshillinger)

Comment 2

2 years ago
Can verify that this happens always.
It's also an issue for me because I open ".eml" files, which always open in a new window. These windows then "block" the new email notification.


a year ago
Flags: needinfo?(mshillinger)
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