Column Sorting Indicators don't get refreshed correctly on Linux




XUL Widgets
7 years ago
6 years ago


(Reporter: tschoie, Unassigned)


(Blocks: 1 bug)

10 Branch
Dependency tree / graph

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7 years ago
User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:7.0.1) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/7.0.1
Build ID: 20111008085652

Steps to reproduce:

While running Litmus testcase ID# 14065 (Search Messages), I tried to consecutively re-sort the search results by different columns.

Actual results:

The column sorting indicator in one column didn't disappear, after another column to sort by was selected. It was possible to have column sorting indicators in all visible columns, even though the sort order was only determined by the last selected column.
I observed the redundant sort indicators to disappear when moving the mouse back and hovering over a column header with an invalid sort indicator. Also, all but the active sort indicator disappeared when giving focus to another application window (I tried to take a screen-shot to clarify this issue, but couldn't capture the faulty behaviour, as all invalid sort indicators disappeared when launching the screen-shot application.). Also, the subject column (first column) doesn't seem to be affected by this problem, as it clears all invalid sort indicators when selected as the column to sort by (as would be expected in all other cases as well).

Expected results:

I would expect only one sort indicator to be shown at a given time, corresponding to the column that is actually used to sort the search results.


7 years ago
Blocks: 702199


7 years ago
Summary: Column Sorting Indicator in 'Search Messages' does not get refreshed correctly → Column Sorting Indicator in Search Window does not get refreshed correctly

Comment 1

7 years ago
This problem is also present in the 'Advanced Address Book Search'. Interestingly, the first column (default: Name) is affected as well, unlike 'Subject' in 'Search Messages'.

Comment 2

7 years ago
I can't see this on Win XP, TB11. Is this Linux only?

Comment 3

6 years ago
Roland, do you see this on Mac?
Severity: normal → minor

Comment 4

6 years ago
As an additional piece of information, I have just realized that the described problem can be observed in the main message list window as well - consecutively sorting messages by subject, sender, date, etc. [Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:11.0) Gecko/20120310 Thunderbird/11.0]

So this seems to be more of an underlying Linux issue...


6 years ago
Summary: Column Sorting Indicator in Search Window does not get refreshed correctly → Column Sorting Indicators don't get refreshed correctly on Linux

Comment 5

6 years ago
magnus, have you seen, or understand this?

Comment 6

6 years ago
Yeah i see this (tried the search dialog). Mousing over it the other column makes it go away. I believe it's called a "region invalidation" problem.
Ever confirmed: true

Comment 7

6 years ago
The same problem can be seen in Firefox (on Linux), e.g. in Bookmarks->Show all bookmarks -> History (or Downloads) and then click some columns to sort them.
It seems to be a toolkit problem.
Component: Search → XUL Widgets
Product: Thunderbird → Toolkit
Version: 10 → 10 Branch


6 years ago
Blocks: 782907

Comment 8

6 years ago
I can reproduce this also :
- using Thunderbird on the external display only
- using Firefox Bookmark Manager on either display
Hence it seems unrelated to bug 782907, AFAICT.

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