UX: Removing thread-pane "snap to last page" behavior

Andrew Sutherland asutherland at asutherland.org
Fri Jan 17 15:56:27 UTC 2014

On 01/17/2014 10:51 AM, Gervase Markham wrote:
> On 17/01/14 15:23, Andrew J. Buehler wrote:
>> When moving among messages using the 'f', 'b', or 'n' shortcuts in any
>> part of the thread pane except the "last page" area, Thunderbird scrolls
>> only as far as necessary to show the newly selected message (with any
>> applicable padding).
> This behaviour is actually deeply irritating. I would much prefer it
> scrolled so that the newly selected message is at or near the _top_, and
> so that message's replies and further top-level messages are visible.
> Not being able to see what's coming next is deeply irritating. It's like
> driving a car where you can see half a mile in the rear view mirror but
> only 20 yards in front of you.

In https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=920510 Andrew (Buehler) 
made the padding configurable; presumably if you crank the values up you 
could get f/b/n to show you more context.  See the constants at the top of:


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