attachment box in compose message window should be visible at all times

RESOLVED FIXED in Eudora OSE 1.0

Status

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enhancement
RESOLVED FIXED
9 years ago
9 years ago

People

(Reporter: akahige, Assigned: mdudziak)

Tracking

unspecified
Eudora OSE 1.0

Details

(Reporter)

Description

9 years ago
In classic Eudora it was possible to drag files onto an email as it was being composed. The directory paths to the attached files would automatically appear in the addresses area, beneath the BCC field.

In Eudora 8, it is possible to achieve the same behavior, though the process is slightly more obscure. If a file is dragged into the addresses box, an attachments box opens up at the right edge of the window. Attachments can be dropped onto the box, or deleted from it.

It is possible to customize the display to be more inline with the classic Eudora layout, add the following line to userChrome.css --

    #attachments-box { visibility: visible !important; }

-- but it would be much more beneficial and useful if this was a default part of the UI. This will make the attachment part of the compose message window intuitive and obvious, and eliminate the need for userchrome hacking (which will be particularly welcome by non-technical users).
(Assignee)

Updated

9 years ago
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED
(Assignee)

Comment 1

9 years ago
Added hidden option ("penelope.attachments.alwaysShowAttachBox") to always show the attachment box in composition windows. Restart Eudora to ensure changes take effect.
Status: ASSIGNED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 9 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED

Comment 2

9 years ago
For those with initiative, this feature is added in the Penelope hg source code depot: <http://hg.mozilla.org/penelope/rev/8d27e3ed5aee>.

Otherwise you'll have to wait until the next release, Eudora 8.0/Penelope 1.0.
Target Milestone: --- → 1.0 (Eudora 8.0)
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