going to next item in thread pane should autoscroll

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Status

SeaMonkey
MailNews: Message Display
17 years ago
9 years ago

People

(Reporter: sairuh (rarely reading bugmail), Unassigned)

Tracking

({access})

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(Not tracked)

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Attachments

(5 attachments)

(Reporter)

Description

17 years ago
this is a really useful feature in 4.x on linux [alas, not implemented afaik in
4.x for win32 or mac]. if i go to the next [non-visible] item in the thread
pane, 6.x/mozilla merely scrolls to display the next item --in 4.x it would
scroll half a pagefull [well, autoscroll down roughly half the height of the
thread pane].

will attach screenshots soon, but here are some steps to see this --try it out
in both 6.x/mozilla and 4.x on linux.

1. let's say i've selected the item that's visible [displayed] in the thread
view --mind you, this isn't the same as the last item in the thread pane.
2. hit N [or F] to go to the next item.
(Reporter)

Updated

17 years ago
Keywords: 4xp, access
QA Contact: esther → nbaca
(Reporter)

Comment 1

17 years ago
Created attachment 31079 [details]
comm 4.x [linux] - before going to next msg
(Reporter)

Comment 2

17 years ago
Created attachment 31080 [details]
comm 4.x [linux] - after going to next msg
(Reporter)

Comment 3

17 years ago
Created attachment 31082 [details]
6.x - before going to next msg
(Reporter)

Comment 4

17 years ago
Created attachment 31083 [details]
6.x - after going to next msg
(Reporter)

Updated

17 years ago
Keywords: nsCatFood

Comment 5

17 years ago
Seth, I will look into this.  Outliner has support for autoscroll, I think.

Comment 6

17 years ago
It should only autoscroll if one is navigating with the keys, right? Not when
clicking?
(Reporter)

Comment 7

17 years ago
yes, in 4.x autoscroll occurs when using the keyboard --but not when clicking
the scrollbar in the thread pane [if that's what you're referring to].

Comment 8

17 years ago
Håkan, I'll have a look at this, if you don't mind.

Comment 9

17 years ago
be my guest!

Comment 10

17 years ago
Okay, I know how to fix this. I'm just awaiting an IP waiver from my employers
for any Moz code that I write. Once I have that, it'll take a few minutes to put
together.

Updated

17 years ago
Depends on: 97110

Comment 11

17 years ago
Created attachment 47202 [details] [diff] [review]
initial scroll-to-middle patch

Comment 12

17 years ago
The patch depends on bug 97110, but you can still test it by editing the patch
thusly:

+  var lastVisible= outlinerQueryInterface.getLastVisibleRow() -2;

(bug 97110 just outputs a last visible row count that's too big by 2).
(Reporter)

Updated

17 years ago
Keywords: patch
Product: Browser → Seamonkey

Updated

13 years ago
Assignee: sspitzer → mail

Comment 13

11 years ago
still wanted?

Comment 14

11 years ago
> still wanted?

I'd say yes, but I bet the patch is slightly bitrotted after almost 6 years. ;-)

Comment 15

11 years ago
Someone else is going to have a look at this, I really don't have the time/impetus to do so. :(
Assignee: mail → nobody
QA Contact: nbaca → message-display
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