Ctrl+A in message list wrongly triggers Archive command

RESOLVED WORKSFORME

Status

Thunderbird
Folder and Message Lists
RESOLVED WORKSFORME
6 years ago
6 years ago

People

(Reporter: zzz2002@gmail.com, Unassigned)

Tracking

17 Branch
x86_64
Windows 7

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(Reporter)

Description

6 years ago
User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:16.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/16.0
Build ID: 20121024073032

Steps to reproduce:

entering Ctrl-a while browsing a message list results in the message being archived. This is inconsistent with previous practice, and common usage. 
In previous versions of Thunderbird entering Ctrl-a or would select all elements in the region of the screen that currently had focus. This is confusing as Ctrl-a has retained its original/conventional meaning elsewhere in T-bird.


Actual results:

entering Ctrl-a sent message to archive.


Expected results:

entering Ctrl-a should have selected all the messages in the message list.
zzz2002, thanks for reporting.
However, I really don't believe there's a TB bug here, i.e. I don't believe the wrong behaviour described in comment 0 actually occurs on Win7 if Ctrl+A is used correctly.

wfm winXP/tb17
If somebody could confirm the correct behaviour for win7/64bit/tb17, that would be nice, but in the meantime, I'll close this wfm until there's further evidence.

Please try this:

STR

1) select 1 message in msg list of test folder with few messages
2) hold down Ctrl first (with left hand), then press A once (with right hand, push & release), only *after that*, release Ctrl key.

If Ctrl+A is applied correctly, I really don't think this could be broken on Windows 7.

zzz2002 (Reporter), you should also try STR after restarting TB in Safe Mode,
https://support.mozillamessaging.com/kb/safe-mode
Perhaps there's an addon interfering with your keyboard.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 6 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
Summary: Conflicting or incorrect use of Ctrl-a, Ctrl-a appears to have two meanings → Ctrl+A in message list wrongly triggers Archive command
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