Open Bug 707422 Opened 10 years ago Updated 10 years ago

Composition: With multiple attachments selected, "Open" command from context menu should be enabled


(Thunderbird :: Message Compose Window, enhancement)

Not set


(Not tracked)


(Reporter: thomas8, Unassigned)


(Blocks 2 open bugs)


(Keywords: ux-consistency, ux-efficiency)


1) Compose msg with more than 1 attachment
2 [review]) Select more than 1 attachment
3 [review]) Right-click on selection
4) from context menu, want to "Open" selected attachments (sequentially)

Actual result:

With multiple attachments selected:
- "Remove Attachments" is enabled (ok)
- "Open" is disabled (this bug)

Expected result:

With multiple attachments selected:
Just like "Remove Attachments" is enabled,
- "Open" should be enabled
- use case is the same as for opening a single attachment from composition (double-check content, edit before sending etc.)

Technically, if we can open *one*, we can also open several attachments sequentially, which usually does not require any user interaction.
Probably just a matter of adding a loop to the respective open command, if it's not already there.

Jim, what do you think?

N.B. "Rename" should also be enabled, but it's a bit more tricky to get the UI and behaviour right, so I'll address that in a separate bug.
Severity: normal → enhancement
OS: Windows XP → All
Hardware: x86 → All
Blocks: 707518
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