A key bound to "delete thread" would be nice

VERIFIED WONTFIX

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P3
enhancement
VERIFIED WONTFIX
18 years ago
14 years ago

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(Reporter: frb, Assigned: scottputterman)

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18 years ago
binding ctrl-delete or something sane like that to "delete thread" would help the
usability of mailnews quite a bit

Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux 2.2.17 i686; en-US; m18) Gecko/20001018

Comment 1

18 years ago
recommend wontfix, but cc mpt for opinion.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
OS: Linux → All
Hardware: PC → All

Comment 2

18 years ago
Nah. The cost-benefit ratio is too high, IMO.

The cost is the risk of deleting a large number of messages if you accidentally 
had the Control key down when you went to delete a single message. As for the 
benefits, this would only really be of use if you were subscribed to high-traffic 
mailing lists. Even then, you could use either (a) the keyboard shortcut for 
select thread (is/will there be one?), followed by Delete, or (b) Shift+Down to 
make an extended selection in the thread pane, followed by Delete.
I'm marking WON'T FIX.  Don't sue me ;-).
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 18 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
VERIFIED, this idea seems too dangerous.
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
stephend: Please don't VERIFY bugs that you also RESOLVED...
I would also like this.  It need not be the default configuration, but it would 
be useful if the user could make this work somehow.

If there is a way to map a key combination to a sequence of key combinations, 
perhaps the user could do: "control-delete = shift-down, delete".
Product: Browser → Seamonkey
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