Hide Total and Unread Folder count columns by default for existing profiles

VERIFIED FIXED in mozilla0.9.5


MailNews: Message Display
17 years ago
14 years ago


(Reporter: scottputterman, Assigned: (not reading, please use seth@sspitzer.org instead))


Windows 2000

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(Whiteboard: PDT+)


(2 attachments, 1 obsolete attachment)



17 years ago
I downloaded 8/24's build and got to see the new folder pane for the first time.
 It's nice to have the option to show the folder count columns but it really
destroys the folder pane.  I created a new profile to see what the defaults are
and it's very hard to use.

The new profile only showed the first two letters of my account name and when it
discovered folders it only showed the folder icon and no letters in any of the
folder names.  This is a really bad user experience.  I would suggest either
hiding the folder count columns by default or making the folder sidebar much
wider by default.


17 years ago
QA Contact: esther → nbaca

Comment 1

17 years ago
From bug: 54171

>------- Additional Comments From jglick@netscape.com 2001-08-15 15:16 -------
>Using 2001081504 build. Total and Unread columns are being shown by default.
>Would like to see them hidden by default (show only the name column)to avoid
>confusing novic users who don't know how to make them go away.

>Shall I file a separate bug for this?
>------- Additional Comments From Seth Spitzer 2001-08-15 15:29 -------
>those columns are hidden by default for a new profile.
>(they are for mozilla, and will be for ns as soon as I update the commercial
>version of localstore.rdf)

Bugscape 8923 is a dup of this bug.

Can we make the Total and Unread columns off by default even for existing 

Comment 2

17 years ago
I think its important that we turn off Total and Unread columns by default even 
for existing profiles. As folks are getting new builds, i've gotten several 
comments about these columns being overwhelming.

Comment 3

17 years ago
I agree. And this bug is in fact a duplicate...

Comment 4

17 years ago
Marking nsbranch so the default behavior mirrors 6.1 behavior. Additional
comments in Bugscape # 8923.
Keywords: nsbranch

Comment 5

17 years ago
Can we consider to fix this for nsbranch?  (hopefully, will get approval).  I've
gotten a few "what is this in my folder pane and how do I fix it" questions so
it's a common source of confusion.


Comment 6

17 years ago
Keywords: nsbranch → nsbranch+
Target Milestone: --- → mozilla0.9.5

Comment 7

17 years ago
I agree. It looks like this is finally the bug (after the DUPs and such) that
this can happen. I think mscott's original plan was to wait for the branch for
this anyhow.

Keywords: nsbranch+ → nsbranch
Target Milestone: mozilla0.9.5 → ---

Comment 8

17 years ago
Really adding the plus for mscott.
Keywords: nsbranch → nsbranch+

Comment 9

17 years ago
Kevin, did you intentionally mean to take away my nsBranch+ and .9.5 status or
was that by accident =)? 

kmurray@netscape.com changed:

           What    |Removed                     |Added
           Keywords|nsbranch+                   |nsbranch
   Target Milestone|mozilla0.9.5                |---

Target Milestone: --- → mozilla0.9.5

Comment 10

17 years ago
The streams were crossed. :-) My bad - although I knew you wouldn't be too mad
at me.
I agree, this is bad.  I'm working on a generic way to fix localstore.rdf items 
(persisted items) to existing profiles, as I'm sure this will come up again.
the plan will be to disable them for existing profiles
Summary: Hide Total and Unread Folder count columns by default or make folder sidebar wider by default → Hide Total and Unread Folder count columns by default for exiting profiles
Created attachment 50299 [details]
screen shot of the problem with existing profiles
testing a potential fix now.  it would have been better if I would have fixed 
this when I landed the folder pane / rdfliner branch.

my fix will benefit users who are currently running builds without the 
folderpane outliner.  once they switch to a build with the outliner, they'd get 
my fix.

my fix will hurt any existing users who are running builds since the folder 
pane rdfliner branch landed, and who have *not* hidden the unread and total 
columns. (my fix is going to hide those columns once, using a folder pane 
version pref.)

I landed the folder pane outliner on 2001-08-14, so that mean anyone who has 
used a build since then and didn't hide those columns when they first appeared 
would be hurt.  but that window is small enough for me.
Attachment #50308 - Attachment is obsolete: true


17 years ago
Attachment #50309 - Flags: superreview+

Comment 17

17 years ago
Comment on attachment 50309 [details] [diff] [review]

Attachment #50309 - Flags: review+


17 years ago
Blocks: 99508
this has sr=bienvenu

Comment 19

17 years ago
check it in - PDT+
Summary: Hide Total and Unread Folder count columns by default for exiting profiles → Hide Total and Unread Folder count columns by default for existing profiles
Whiteboard: PDT+
fixed on both branch and trunk.

to verify:  

1) create a new profile with a build prior to 8-14, set up mail, exit.
2) launch a build from yesterday, and you'll see the the unread and total 

do #1 and #2 again, but this time use a build with this fix.  you won't see the 
unread and total columns after upgrading.
Last Resolved: 17 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED

Comment 21

17 years ago
Branch build 2001-09-24-03: WinMe, fixed.
Branch build 2001-09-24-04: Linux RH 7.1, fixed.
Branch build 2001-09-24-05: Mac 9.1, fixed.

Adding "vtrunk" to keywords so that it is also checked on a trunk build.
Keywords: vtrunk

Comment 22

17 years ago
Trunk build 2001-11-19: Linux RH 7.1
Verified Fixed.
Product: Browser → Seamonkey
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