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

Wayne Mery (Thunderbird QA) vseerror at lehigh.edu
Sat Apr 11 11:53:32 UTC 2015


The answer to your first question is no. quick search has never been 
related to column choices.

On 4/11/2015 1:18 AM, Mihovil Stanić wrote:
> 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"?
>
> Mihovil
>
> 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
>> (https://medium.com/@trog/forgetting-firefox-c04dba853263) 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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