Thunderbird forgets that it's in the middle of a message drag operation

RESOLVED INCOMPLETE

Status

Thunderbird
Folder and Message Lists
RESOLVED INCOMPLETE
7 years ago
3 years ago

People

(Reporter: Bob Kline, Unassigned)

Tracking

6 Branch
x86_64
Windows Vista

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Details

(Whiteboard: [closeme 2015-04-10])

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Description

7 years ago
User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.0; WOW64; rv:6.0.1) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/6.0.1
Build ID: 20110830092941

Steps to reproduce:

Attempt to drag a message from the inbox to a folder in the left pane.  Left click and hold on the message in the in-box; hold the left mouse button down while dragging the icon for the message to a target folder; release the left mouse button.


Actual results:

The folder which was intended as the target folder for the dragged message was instead itself moved to become a subfolder of what had been a sibling folder.  The message being dragged remained in the inbox.


Expected results:

The dragged message should have been moved from the inbox to the target folder.  The folder locations should have remained unchanged.

This only happens in the Windows versions of Thunderbird (6.0.1); never happens in Linux.  At first I thought this might be related to bug 668631, but that bug is marked as fixed in TB6, and the symptoms described there are at best a subset of what I have described here (it's not 100% clear what Thunderbird thinks it's highlighting when this happens, and there's no mention in that bug of folder positions being affected, only of messages ending up in the wrong folder because TB wasn't properly highlighting the target folder).
Component: Mail Window Front End → Folder and Message Lists
QA Contact: front-end → folders-message-lists
Whiteboard: dupme

Comment 1

3 years ago
Do you still see this problem?

This part of your description is quite odd "The folder which was intended as the target folder for the dragged message was instead itself moved to become a subfolder of what had been a sibling folder.  The message being dragged remained in the inbox."
Flags: needinfo?(bkline)
Whiteboard: dupme → [closeme 2015-04-10]
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Comment 2

3 years ago
(In reply to Wayne Mery (:wsmwk, use Needinfo for questions) from comment #1)
> Do you still see this problem?

No. None of the Thunderbird bugs I reported were ever fixed, so I stopped using it.
> 
> This part of your description is quite odd "The folder which was intended as
> the target folder for the dragged message was instead itself moved to become
> a subfolder of what had been a sibling folder.  The message being dragged
> remained in the inbox."

I agree that the behavior I described is odd. If you find the description itself odd, feel free to come up with your own wording.
Flags: needinfo?(bkline)

Comment 3

3 years ago
Thanks very much for your response.  

(In reply to Bob Kline from comment #2)
> (In reply to Wayne Mery (:wsmwk, use Needinfo for questions) from comment #1)
> > Do you still see this problem?
>
> No. None of the Thunderbird bugs I reported were ever fixed, so I stopped
> using it.

FWIW, I don't see any other bug reports of yours - http://mzl.la/1bq4g5O

> > This part of your description is quite odd "The folder which was intended as
> > the target folder for the dragged message was instead itself moved to become
> > a subfolder of what had been a sibling folder.  The message being dragged
> > remained in the inbox."
> 
> I agree that the behavior I described is odd. If you find the description
> itself odd, feel free to come up with your own wording.

Perhaps  Bug 948082 / bug 458570.  If it's not that then I don't know what it would be - I don't recall anyone else reporting a folder moving during a message drag attempt. Because you are no longer using Thunderbird we essentially no longer have a working testcase to diagnose and find the cause in your case, so I think the only conclusion for now is the close this incomplete.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 3 years ago
Resolution: --- → INCOMPLETE
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Comment 4

3 years ago
This may have been the only bug report for which I was the original reporter, but I contributed to several reports for other Thunderbird bugs, some significantly more annoying than this one. Since I gave up on Thunderbird years ago, it's immaterial to me whether this ticket is closed.
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