Global inbox does not appear on folder location pull down menu

RESOLVED WORKSFORME
(NeedInfo from)

Status

Thunderbird
Toolbars and Tabs
RESOLVED WORKSFORME
8 years ago
4 years ago

People

(Reporter: Guy, Unassigned, NeedInfo)

Tracking

({ue})

Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)

Details

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Description

8 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.1; en-US; rv:1.9.2) Gecko/20100115 Firefox/3.0.1  (.NET CLR 3.5.30729)
Build Identifier: Thunderbird  3.0.3

When using the folder location pull down toolbar item, if you select an individual account inbox, you cannot use that same method to go back to the global inbox for all accounts. It does not appear as an item in the listing. In order to restore the global inbox one has to show the sidebar for smart folders and select it there. This can confuse an new user greatly. The global inbox smart folder should be shown at the top the pull down list.


Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Have multiple inboxes on different email accounts
2.use the folder location pull down menu item to select an individual account inbox
3.try to restore global inbox view using the location pull down menu
Actual Results:  
trying to restore global inbox view using the location pull down menu only is impossible. 

Expected Results:  
The global inbox smart folder should be shown at the top the pull down list.

The global inbox smart folder should be shown at the top the pull down list of the folder location pull down menu item list.
Note that this is not necessarily a very common case: most people do not customize their toolbars to include the folder location combo-box. I think Severity might justifiably be set to Minor for that.

But yes, I do see this with Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.0; en-US; rv:1.9.1.8) Gecko/20100227 Lightning/1.0b1 Thunderbird/3.0.3 ID:20100227143138. (I strongly doubt this is platform-specific.)
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Component: General → Toolbars and Tabs
Ever confirmed: true
Keywords: ue
OS: Windows 7 → All
QA Contact: general → toolbars-tabs
Hardware: x86 → All
Version: unspecified → 3.0

Comment 2

5 years ago
The global inbox is the "Local folders" account. It is in the list, just not on the top. That deferred (hidden) accounts actually appear in the list is bug 529299. But selecting them does nothing (at least today). So maybe I do not understand the bug report. Guy, could you please update it?
Flags: needinfo?(guy.scala)
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Updated

4 years ago
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 4 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
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