"Customize Message Views": Add options of pre-defined result sorting and choice of columns to "Message View Setup" dialogue

UNCONFIRMED
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Thunderbird
Folder and Message Lists
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enhancement
UNCONFIRMED
5 years ago
5 years ago

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(Reporter: Bart, Unassigned)

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Description

5 years ago
User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Ubuntu; Linux i686; rv:14.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/14.0.1
Build ID: 20120713224758




Expected results:

Make Message Views not only contain a filter but also able to configure
- sort order
- columns displayed

Maybe there is an easy way to pick up the settings of the current view so the interface doesn't has to be to elaborated ... ?

Comment 1

5 years ago
Bart, can you elaborate and add STR and Actual Results, or a screenshot?
It's not clear to me which part of the UI you are talking about.
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Comment 2

5 years ago
Created attachment 652288 [details]
window to add extra feature to
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Comment 3

5 years ago
Hi Thomas,

It's not a bug, more a feature request (or is there a another place where these belong ?).

When customizing the toolbar in Thunderbird, you can choose for an item 'Mail Views'. It gives you a list of predefined custom views, but you can also choose to customise yourself. That brings up the windows I took a screenshot of (cfr. attachment).

The window on the right lets you choose filter criteria, but it would be nice if there was also a way to define sort settings and which columns to display. The easiest way to accomplish this would be to copy the settings of the current view, that way you don't have to make a window with all possible choices.

... Just an idea ...

Comment 4

5 years ago
(In reply to Bart from comment #3)
> Hi Thomas,
> It's not a bug, more a feature request (or is there a another place where
> these belong ?). [snip] ... Just an idea ...

Thanks Bart for immediate & informative reply. I now understand the idea of your RFE, and it sounds reasonable to me. Your best bet for realization is to volunteer for coding this yourself.
Severity: normal → enhancement
OS: Linux → All
Hardware: x86 → All
Version: 14 → Trunk

Updated

5 years ago
Summary: add sorting to Message Views → "Customize Message Views": Add options of pre-defined result sorting and choice of columns to "Message View Setup" dialogue

Comment 5

5 years ago
You can use "Saved Search" as a workaround for remembering sort order per-saved-search-folder. Strangely, columns are not remembered on a per-folder basis.
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