page up/down does not move highlighted email, further keyboard interaction scrolls to highlighted email

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minor
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6 years ago
2 years ago

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(Reporter: etienne, Unassigned)

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Description

6 years ago
User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10_6_8) AppleWebKit/536.11 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/20.0.1132.57 Safari/536.11

Steps to reproduce:

I used page up/down to move through my list of emails. Then attempted to use cursor up/down to move to the specific message I wanted to view.


Actual results:

Mail window scrolled as expected, but the highlighted message remained out of view. Upon pressing up or down, the window scrolls so that previously highlighted message is in view.


Expected results:

The highlighted message should have changed to be in view when the scroll occurred.

Comment 1

2 years ago
Do you still see this issue when using a current version?
Flags: needinfo?(etienne)
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Comment 2

2 years ago
(In reply to Wayne Mery (:wsmwk, NI for questions) from comment #1)
> Do you still see this issue when using a current version?

Yes I do...

Comment 3

2 years ago
I have not looked to see if this is a duplicate. 
I canot test Mac
Dossy, do you believe this is a legit bug?
Severity: normal → minor
Component: Mail Window Front End → Folder and Message Lists
Flags: needinfo?(etienne) → needinfo?(dossy)

Comment 4

2 years ago
Wayne: I can reproduce this behavior on Mac with TB 45.6.0.  Page Down/Page Up scrolls the message list view but doesn't change focus of which message is selected.  Using the cursor keys after the message with focus has been scrolled off the screen does only change focus of the next adjacent message, and if the message was off-screen, resets the viewport to include the newly focused message.

I don't know if I'd consider this a bug, or expected behavior.  In keeping with POLS ("Policy of Least Surprise"), this feels like expected behavior to me, at least.
Flags: needinfo?(dossy)

Comment 5

2 years ago
hopefully javi or nomis will know the pgup/pgdn is expected behavior on Mac,
Flags: needinfo?(leofigueres)
Flags: needinfo?(Nomis101)

Comment 6

2 years ago
(In reply to Wayne Mery (:wsmwk, NI for questions) from comment #5)
> hopefully javi or nomis will know the pgup/pgdn is expected behavior on Mac,

Sorry, I'm not sure. I'am even not sure what key combination on my MacBook pgup/pgdn really is. But the behavior is different between Finder and Thunderbird.
Flags: needinfo?(Nomis101)

Comment 7

2 years ago
For what it's worth, page up/down changes the selected message on Windows and Linux. This behavior matches Windows Explorer, but *not* Nautilus; in Nautilus, page up/down only scrolls the file list and doesn't change the selection.
If we want parity with Apple Mail, the current Thunderbird behavior is what it should be.

Page-up/down only scrolls view, but doesn't change currently selected item (message).

Cursor up/down changes currently selected message from previously hightlighted one, not from which ones are currently displayed on the list.
Flags: needinfo?(leofigueres)
(In reply to Nomis101 from comment #6)
> (In reply to Wayne Mery (:wsmwk, NI for questions) from comment #5)
> > hopefully javi or nomis will know the pgup/pgdn is expected behavior on Mac,
> 
> Sorry, I'm not sure. I'am even not sure what key combination on my MacBook
> pgup/pgdn really is. But the behavior is different between Finder and
> Thunderbird.

Testing it on the Finder, it shows the same behavior than Mail.

Open a folder with many files. Select the first one. Press the Page down key (the one which points to the bottom right near the "delete" key) so that the first item is not in view. Now press cursor down key. Now the second item is selected, instead of the first of second in view.
Wrong key. The Page up and down on Macs are the ones which stand vertical and have two marks, not the ones in diagonal. Sorry for the confussion.

Comment 11

2 years ago
(In reply to Javi Rueda from comment #9)
> (In reply to Nomis101 from comment #6)
> > (In reply to Wayne Mery (:wsmwk, NI for questions) from comment #5)
> > > hopefully javi or nomis will know the pgup/pgdn is expected behavior on Mac,
> > 
> > Sorry, I'm not sure. I'am even not sure what key combination on my MacBook
> > pgup/pgdn really is. But the behavior is different between Finder and
> > Thunderbird.
> 
> Testing it on the Finder, it shows the same behavior than Mail.
> 
> Open a folder with many files. Select the first one. Press the Page down key
> (the one which points to the bottom right near the "delete" key) so that the
> first item is not in view. Now press cursor down key. Now the second item is
> selected, instead of the first of second in view.

OK, I've found the trick. On my MacBook it is FN+(Arrow up/down) = Page up / down. And yes, I can confirm Thunderbird has the same behavior than Mail and the Finder.
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