Closed Bug 680446 Opened 8 years ago Closed 8 years ago
Printing more than one e-mails at the same time reduces the message content
. Multiple selection prints only summary .
User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 5.1; rv:6.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/6.0 Build ID: 20110811165603 Steps to reproduce: Start TB in -safe-mode. In the message preview window I select more than one email. Right click on them, "Print...". Actual results: It opens the printer's preview window of my printer driver. At the end of each message you see .e.g.: "Dies ist der Beitrag..." or "D..." Expected results: TB should list the complete message body (as in vers. 3 and 5) of all messages. But it shows only a very small part of each message. Workaround: printing every mail separately.
approximately 20 reports in http://getsatisfaction.com/mozilla_messaging/topics/printing_multiple_messages
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
OS: Windows XP → All
Summary: Printing more than one e-mails at the same time reduces the message content → Printing more than one e-mails at the same time reduces the message content. Multiple selection prints only summary.
Setting mail.operate_on_msgs_in_collapsed_threads to false reverts to original behavior.
What was the original behavior? If you selected multiple mails it would print them all together? What I could do is print the *thread* summary, but when multiple messages across threads are selected, print them as individual messages. That still wouldn't solve the case of multiple messages in the same thread selected. Blake, thoughts on this?
I was thinking offer both in context menu Print Summary and Print Messages but then File | Print is stuck in one mode. Unless the Print dialog itself offered a choice.
There is a related issue http://getsatisfaction.com/mozilla_messaging/topics/batch_printing_of_emails#reply_6452321 (which I cannot confirm, but I've seen two people post this) that "I am given a print dialog box for every selected email, rather than one box that will print the selected range for ALL the selected emails."
I can confirm comment 6 - selecting multiple messages with collapsed off now causes multiple print dialogs. So, a solution is also needed for this issue, or backout of bug 611458 is needed. http://gsfn.us/t/2fg3e now has 70+ following after updating with past 2-3 weeks of activity.
I fixed this in the first place so that people could use File > Print to print the conversation view (JB had pointed that out). Do you plan on reverting to the old behavior?
(In reply to Jonathan Protzenko [:protz] from comment #8) > I fixed this in the first place so that people could use File > Print to > print the conversation view (JB had pointed that out). Do you plan on > reverting to the old behavior? At the moment yes we are considering backout, though I'll confirm with JB first. We need to find a better solution to allow both methods of printing, as it appears folks do want to be able to print in the old style of multiple emails.
This backs out the non-css parts of bug 611458, note that http://hg.mozilla.org/comm-central/rev/72f40b7e9357 had already backed out some of the patch. As already mentioned, this is because printing multiple emails at the same time is considered a necessary function in core Thunderbird. I think it is fine to use the css parts in. Conversations will need to either inject its own controllers into the controller tree, or provide some other way of overriding the option, or potentially supplying its own menu options.
Attachment #560468 - Flags: review?(bwinton)
Comment on attachment 560468 [details] [diff] [review] Backout some of bug 611458 Review of attachment 560468 [details] [diff] [review]: ----------------------------------------------------------------- Well, that took a while, but this patch looks good to me, and even seems to fix the bug. ;) r=me.
Attachment #560468 - Flags: review?(bwinton) → review+
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: 8 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Target Milestone: --- → Thunderbird 9.0
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