SeaMonkey Sync is able to sync the values of any preferences provided the preference names are fixed (which excludes servers and identities). All you have to do is define a matching boolean preference with the prefix "services.sync.prefs.sync." and set the preference to "true". Default preferences are to be found in suite/browser/browser-prefs.js. We should look at all mailnews.* preferences and check which ones to add here. Likely candidates would be those that users are likely to change and take with them as they switch devices. Examples for which I have user-set preferences: * mailnews.confirm.moveFoldersToTrash * mailnews.display.html_as * mailnews.display.prefer_plaintext * mailnews.emptyTrash.dontAskAgain * mailnews.mark_message_read.auto * mailnews.mark_message_read.delay * mailnews.nav_crosses_folders * mailnews.show_send_progress * mailnews.start_page.enabled Other candidates: * mailnews.filters.confirm_delete * mailnews.mark_message_read.delay.interval * mailnews.message_display.allow_plugins * mailnews.message_display.disable_remote_image * mailnews.offline_sync_mail * mailnews.offline_sync_news * mailnews.offline_sync_send_unsent * mailnews.offline_sync_work_offline * mailnews.remember_selected_message * mailnews.reply_header_type * mailnews.scroll_to_new_message * mailnews.sendInBackground * mailnews.send_plaintext_flowed * mailnews.thread_pane_column_unthreads * mailnews.ui.deleteMarksRead * mailnews.ui.junk.manualMarkAsJunkMarksRead * mailnews.wraplength
Created attachment 595872 [details] [diff] [review] patch
Assignee: nobody → jh
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED
Attachment #595872 - Flags: review?(mnyromyr)
Summary: Sync certain global MailNews preferences → Sync certain global mailnews.* preferences
Comment on attachment 595872 [details] [diff] [review] patch Looking at my about:config, I'd add these: mailnews.customDBHeaders mailnews.customHeaders mailnews.display.ALL mailnews.headers.ALL mailnews.localizedRe mailnews.messageid.openInNewWindow mailnews.remember_selected_message mailnews.reply_header_ALL mailnews.scroll_to_new_message mailnews.send_default_charset mailnews.view_default_charset r/moa=me with these added (and let's file new bugs for missing ones and especially for mail.*) It's especially poor that we can't sync accounts/identities or even tags (which gets requested often!). :-( Why _do_ have pref names to be fixed? Is that a bug in the upstream Sync or can we fix it?
(In reply to Karsten Düsterloh from comment #2) > mailnews.display.ALL > mailnews.headers.ALL > (...) > mailnews.reply_header_ALL FTR as discussed on IRC: ALL is meant to expand to everything with that prefix. > (and let's file new bugs for missing ones and especially for mail.*) The latter I already filed, for the rest we'll see. > Why _do_ have pref names to be fixed? > Is that a bug in the upstream Sync or can we fix it? It's a limitation of current services/sync: http://mxr.mozilla.org/comm-central/source/mozilla/services/sync/modules/engines/prefs.js#116 I guess one could either extend the implementation or create a new engine.
Created attachment 598963 [details] [diff] [review] patch v1a [Checkin: Comment 5]
Comment on attachment 598963 [details] [diff] [review] patch v1a [Checkin: Comment 5] http://hg.mozilla.org/comm-central/rev/5df553de0a84
Attachment #598963 - Attachment description: patch v1a → patch v1a [Checkin: Comment 5]
Status: ASSIGNED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 7 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Target Milestone: --- → seamonkey2.10
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