Open Bug 916070 Opened 7 years ago Updated 3 years ago

global indexing should include Trash folders by default but global search results should not show Trash folder hits by default

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(Thunderbird :: Search, enhancement)

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enhancement
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(Not tracked)

People

(Reporter: lopezibanez, Unassigned)

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Details

(Whiteboard: [parity-gmail])

User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Ubuntu; Linux i686; rv:23.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/23.0 (Beta/Release)
Build ID: 20130803193343

Steps to reproduce:

Searching for a message that is in the trash folders is much more difficult than it should be.

A better default would be:

1. Index by default all folders
2. Add a filter option in the results at the top that says "[] In Trash (N)". This option is disabled by default, if enabled, it shows the messages found in the trash folders
bug 545469 allows for this in folder properties.  Does it work for you?

If not, we have bug 819340 - "Include..in Global Search" won't stay checked for Trash folder
Flags: needinfo?(lopezibanez)
Thanks Wayne for looking at this.

(In reply to Wayne Mery (:wsmwk) from comment #1)
> bug 545469 allows for this in folder properties.  Does it work for you?

I am arguing for 1) a different default in indexing and 2) a single-click UI to show/hide results in Trash that defaults to "hide".

About 1), I think it is more newbie-friendly to index everything by default, like gmail does. Otherwise it is very hard to realize that what you look for is in a non-indexed folder. I personally don't need this because I already found it by searching the web, but it is frustrating until you realize what is going on (bug 819340 would make it much worse certainly, but I cannot reproduce it).

About 2), it is more natural to look for something first outside the Trash and if I don't find it, then look inside the Trash folders (if there is any match at all there). So there should be 1-click button to enable/disable showing Trash results and the default should be disabled. This is similar to how gmail search works.
Flags: needinfo?(lopezibanez)
Severity: normal → enhancement
OS: Linux → All
Summary: global indexing should include trash folders by default but global search results should not show them by default → global indexing should include Trash folders by default but global search results should not show Trash folder hits by default
Duplicate of this bug: 1037683
I agree this could be nice
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
Whiteboard: [parity-gmail]
Duplicate of this bug: 1050152
Thunderbird need, by default, to have the Trash folder searchable. Just like every other mail manager out there. It's probably quite simple to modify the source code for this.

Took me 20 minutes to find I needed to activate it by right-clicking the Trash folder, choosing Properties and activating 'Include messages in global search'.
'Include messages in global search' for the Trash folder should be enabled by default.
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