Combined From/Recipient column ("Correspondents") in thread pane - What do you think?

Mihovil Stanić mihovil at
Sat Apr 11 05:18:14 UTC 2015

Will it affect quickseach?
We have long standing enhancement request for quicksearch to switch to 
"To:" filed when you quicksearch in "Sent" folder, and to keep "From:" 
filed when you quicksearch "Inbox" folder. Can this problem be solved 
with quicksearching by "Correspondents"?


10.04.2015 u 10:38, Jörg Knobloch je napisao/la:
> Hi all,
> thanks to Neil a long-standing (15 years!) enhancement request has 
> finally been implemented in bug 36489.
> A new column is available which combines the "From" and the 
> "Recipient" columns.
> This new column has become the default, so new folders (and therefore 
> new users) get to see it. It is also used when resetting the columns 
> to the default. We should publicise the feature in future release 
> notes, most likely for TB 45.
> My question is this:
> As currently implemented, the new column automatically replaces "From" 
> and "Recipient" columns for any existing folder when the user visits 
> the folder in Thunderbird 39.
> Personally, I find this "hard sell" of the new feature a little too 
> aggressive. I would not upgrade existing folders to use the new column 
> automatically. I would leave it to the users' choice whether or not 
> they want to use the new column.
> I was thinking of an article Kent mentioned recently 
> ( where the 
> following is said about Firefox (quote): "What random interface 
> changes are they going to introduce?"
> I'd just like to avoid the surprise that users will get after 
> upgrading when their familiar columns suddenly change.
> What's your opinion?
> Jorg K.
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