User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:188.8.131.52) Gecko/20100401 Firefox/3.6.3 ( .NET CLR 3.5.30729) Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:184.108.40.206) Gecko/20100512 Thunderbird/3.0.5 The following behavior is new to Thunderbird as of approximately April or May 2010. I find this behavior unexpected, undesired, and hard to control. Normally in the search box in the upper right I have "Subject or From Filter" selected. However, SOMETIMES (not always), when I start Thunderbird and then do a search (it always seems to happen on my first search after startup), the search behaves differently than I expect. It opens a new tab, it creates a tiny status "window" of sorts saying "Searching" and it takes a long time to execute that search. If I think re-select "Subject or From Filter" and try the search again, it still does the same thing. I have to do that re-selection several times, and keep closing the new tab, before this behavior goes away. I find this behavior very confusing, hard to get rid of, too slow, and I don't want it. Please get rid of it! Reproducible: Sometimes
This is probably fixed in Thunderbird 3.1, since the filters (as opposed to the global search that opens in its own tab) have their own dedicated search box now.
Peter does upgrading to 3.1 fixes your issue ?
Yes, it does. Nicely done, I like the new interface as well with the buttons to show which fields the search applies to. I'll close the bug, thanks.