offline: gui refresh problem when toggling between a Mail offline&diskspace pref and a News offline&diskspace pref



18 years ago
14 years ago


(Reporter: grylchan, Assigned: eddyk)




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(Whiteboard: Request SR)


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18 years ago
Noticed this on 2001050904 windows nt 4.0 and 2001050808 on Mac

If you click on Offline&Disk Space pref for a News account, then
click on a Offline&Disk Space pref for a Mail account, you will still
see the bottom half of the News account version of Offline&Disk Space pref.

steps to reproduce.
1) Click on Offline&Disk Space pref for a News account
2) Now click on an Offline&Disk Space pref for a Mail account

Actual results: you see the bottom half of the Offline&Disk Space pref
for News ("When it's time to clean up messages") while you are still on
Offline&Disk Space pref for Mail. Sometimes it will dissapear after
a few seconds.

Expected results: Not to see it at all. That part of the gui should be

Not sure this is really a problem with offline, Diane. Seems like
a rendering problem? Please reassign if this is true.

Comment 1

18 years ago
This was showing before and it turned out not my problem.

Previous couple of days build did not have this problem.  Not sure what causes 
this regression. 
Summary: offline: gui refresh problem when toggling between a Mail offline&diskspace pref and a News offline&diskspace pref → offline: gui refresh problem when toggling between a Mail offline&diskspace pref and a News offline&diskspace pref

Comment 2

18 years ago
ok should I mark invalid or reassign?
QA Contact: esther → gchan

Comment 3

18 years ago
If you know whom to reassing, please go ahead to do so.

Comment 4

18 years ago
hmm not sure either. ccing scott and david.

Comment 5

18 years ago
Note I also see it when I toggle between a imap, pop, and newsgroup
accounts. I guess because each gui window for Offline&Disk Space is
a different size in imap, pop, and newsgroup accounts. Pop being
the smallest and Newsgroup being the largest.
So when you switch back and forth, it tries to redraw but doesn't clean
up the previous window. If you move the Account Settings window
off the screen, it will 'erase' the gui that isn't supposed to be

Comment 6

18 years ago
With changes I checked in (for bug 76388)..looks like this problem is gone.

Anyway, please verify with tomorrow's build.


Comment 7

18 years ago
Using the 2001052020 build on NT 4.0 and
2001052115 linux 2.2 and 2001052112 on MAC OS 9.04

It looks better but the GUI still isn't display correctly.

On Windows and MAC the basic problem is gone. I don't see
remnants of the previous windows when toggling between
a pop, imap, and news offline & disk space prefs.
Though for News offline & Disk Space pref, the GUI is still
getting a tiny bit 'cut off' as it appears the gui is larger 
than the 'default size' of the gui window. So you have to resize 
the window to display it properly.

For Linux, I am still seeing the problem. It looks fine
if you toggle between pop and imap offline & disk space settings.
When you click on News's offline and Disk Space prefs, it appears
it is slightly getting 'cut off' like I described for Windows and MAC.

But if you toggle: starting with News Offline & Disk Space pref, then
click on a IMAP Offline & Disk Space pref, you will see the problem
still exists. The IMAP Offline & Disk Space pref is pasted over News
Offline & Disk Space pref and you can still see parts of News pref gui. 
Only happens with Linux builds as I don't see this on Windows or Mac.

Leaving bug as new. Not sure whether I should create a new bug
for 'cut off' gui and maybe one specific to Linux only.


18 years ago
Priority: -- → P2
Target Milestone: --- → mozilla0.9.3

Comment 8

18 years ago
Created attachment 37448 [details] [diff] [review]
proposed fix

Comment 9

17 years ago
Created attachment 38779 [details] [diff] [review]
New fix

Comment 10

17 years ago
The problem is caused by no default property setting for radio group 
selectedItem.  Bug 80194 fixes nntp radio buttion default setting. But in IMAP, 
the default setting will not be set because the initial download setting was 
commented out for IMAP.  No matter these radio buttons are hidden for IMAP, the 
property should still be set.
note to diane, I can't sr= until this is reviewed.

Comment 12

17 years ago

How is that setting defaults for NNTP items linked to proper repaint ? If you
open those 2 routines (initRetentionSettings(); & initDownloadSettings();) for
IMAP and POP, isn't that invalid trying to access all those nntp.* elements in
IMAP and POP panels ? Please explain the solution further for my better

As such in the current state, I don't seethis problem on Windows. Looks it's OK
on mac also. When a panel patch is agrred upon, please do test your patch on all
3 platforms to make sure no side-effects are introduced.


Comment 13

17 years ago
For the radio group,  it needs default property initialized  even that group is 
hidden for  imap and pop and only shown for nntp.  Previously we had the 
initialization only for nntp.  The problem is currently only happening on Linux 
not on Windows and Mac.

Comment 14

17 years ago
I suppose that even though the values for the prefs being loaded in the init
functions aren't valid, they'll never be saved since those elements should never
change state.  I applied the change and played around with it a bit, but didn't
see anything obviously horked in the prefs file after saving.


Comment 15

17 years ago
Using commercial builds
2001-06-20-09-trunk/ -win nt 4.0
2001-06-20-08-trunk/ -linux 2.2, red hat 7.0
2001-06-20-08-trunk/ mac 9.0.4

Note: I am seeing a regression when displaying Offline & Disk Space
prefs with today's builds.

POP accounts Disk Space prefs gets changed to IMAP Offline & Disk
Space pref when you click from POP->IMAP->POP

This occurs on all platforms.

Steps to reproduce:
1.Create a brand new profile
2.Start Messenger
3.Create 2 mail accounts
  a. IMAP mail account
  b. POP mail account
4.After done creating both accounts click ok to close
  Account Settings window.
5.Go back to Edit|Mail/News Account settings
6.Click on POP Mail account first
7.Click on Disk Space Under the POP mail account
8.Notice it displays 
  Title: Disk Space
  One pref shows: Do not download messages locally larger than x kb
9.Click on IMAP account
10.Click on the Offline & Disk Space pref
11.Notice it displays:
   Title: Offline & Disk Space
   3 prefs for offline: Make mesgs in inbox downloadable,create new folders
     for offline use, and Disk space pref.
12.Click back on Pop account
13.Click Disk Space under Pop account
14.It now has prefs that were found in IMAP.
15.Clicking another pref (say addressing) and going back to disk space
   results in no change other than Title being changed from "Offline and
   Disk space" to "Disk Space"
16.Loging out/restarting messenger does not refresh it.
   In fact it makes it worse, as Under PoP accounts it now lists
   Offline & Disk Space instead of Disk Space

I don't see this problem toggling between newsgroups or webmail accounts.

It's Like POP accounts inherit any imap accounts prefs.

This happens on all Platforms. Not sure it is tied in with the whacky
problems we are seeing with Mail (bug 86683)?

I think I know what gchan is seeing what he is seeing.

there is a js error in the am-offline.js

Here's the fix:

-    isDownloadLocked = pref.PrefIsLocked("offline_download");
+    isDownloadLocked = pref.prefIsLocked("offline_download");
         document.getElementById("offline.newFolder").disabled = true;

-    isGetNewLocked = pref.PrefIsLocked("download_bodies_on_get_new_mail");
+    isGetNewLocked = pref.prefIsLocked("download_bodies_on_get_new_mail");
if there is a bug where pref locking isn't working on the "offline pane", that
would be the cause.

I'll drive my fix in and fix both problems.

Comment 18

17 years ago
Adding keyword regression based on bug 82805
Keywords: regression


17 years ago
Whiteboard: Request SR

Comment 19

17 years ago
Commercial Builds
2001-06-21-09-trunk win nt 4.0
2001-06-21-08-trunk/ mac 9.0.4
2001-06-22-11-trunk/ linux 2.2, red hat 7.0

That problem that i was seeing (6/20) with pop and imap accounts
is now gone.

Comment 20

17 years ago
Request SR,   Seth? 

Comment 21

17 years ago
Request SR again?

Comment 22

17 years ago
Missed 0.9.3.
Target Milestone: mozilla0.9.3 → mozilla0.9.4
sorry for the delay.  sr=sspitzer

Comment 24

17 years ago
checked in.
Last Resolved: 17 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED

Comment 25

17 years ago
Commercial builds
2001082203 - win nt 4.0
2001082208 - linux 2.2, mac 9.0.4

I'm seeing a problem with Linux builds. Toggling between
IMAP's 'Offline & News' and News's 'Offline & News' results 
in them overlapping each other. I notice when I toggle
between the two, In my terminal window I see this message
'Warning prev sibling is not in our list'
Happens in both themes.

No problems with the windows/mac builds. Tested both themes.
Exactly like my comments on 2001-05-21 18:01.

Should I close this bug and reopen a Linux only bug?

Reopening bug for now...

Resolution: FIXED → ---

Comment 26

17 years ago
Maybe Eddy could take over this. 
Assignee: dianesun → eddyk

Comment 27

17 years ago
Greg - Should this be marked with nsenterpise+?


17 years ago
Target Milestone: mozilla0.9.4 → mozilla0.9.5

Comment 28

17 years ago
changing milestone


17 years ago
Last Resolved: 17 years ago17 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME

Comment 29

17 years ago
Using 20010919 commercial branch builds on win nt, linxu 2.2,
and mac 9.1, I do not see this refresh problem anymore.

Even the problem with the linux builds (see comments on
2001-08-22 19:35) that I was seeing is no longer there.

Going to mark as works for me now. But will reopen this bug
if the problem creeps up again.
Product: Browser → Seamonkey
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