it has been so long, i hadn't realized that this was a feature that had regressed [see scalkin's comments in http://bugscape.netscape.com/show_bug.cgi?id=4329]. anyhow, when the user brings up the Preferences dialog from either the mailnews 3pane or mailnews standalone windows, the Mail and Newsgroups category should not only be selected, but also expanded to show its children. question for nbaca/jglick --i noticed that when i open Prefs from a mail compose window, *no* category is selected... what *should* be selected in that case --Mail and Newsgroups, or Composer? thx!
jglick: What do you think? I would assume the "Mail and Newsgroups" category or even "Mail and Newsgroups|Message Composition".
Thanks for catching this. Mail Compose as well as Address Book should do the same as 3 pane Mail.
I think just the top level Mail and Newsgroups is fine, esp since prefs is still changing.
Summary: category/twisty for Mail and Newsgroups should be expanded → Prefs: category/twisty for Mail and Newsgroups should be expanded
Severity: normal → minor
marking nsbeta1+ and moving to 0.9.2 reassigning to ssu.
Assignee: sspitzer → ssu
Priority: -- → P3
Target Milestone: --- → mozilla0.9.2
moving to 0.9.3
Target Milestone: mozilla0.9.2 → mozilla0.9.3
Target Milestone: mozilla0.9.3 → mozilla0.9.4
moving to 0.9.5
Target Milestone: mozilla0.9.4 → mozilla0.9.5
moving to 0.9.6
Target Milestone: mozilla0.9.5 → mozilla0.9.6
Target Milestone: mozilla0.9.6 → mozilla1.0
moving to 1.0
Opening Prefs from Three Pane Mail and Standalone is currently working as expected (Mail & Newsgroups twistie is expanded and M & N is selected). Opening Prefs from Mail Compose still not as expected though. M & N is collapsed and nothing is selected.
marking worksforme. Composition is selected and Mail & Newsgroups is expanded when opening prefs from the Compose window.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 16 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
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