Combined From/Recipient column ("Correspondents") in thread pane - What do you think?
jorgk at jorgk.com
Sat Apr 11 20:17:21 UTC 2015
On 11/04/2015 21:39, Tanstaafl wrote:
> How hard would it be to add code to the converter to 'remember' the
> previous settings, allowing a quick switch back?
Talking of a "converter" is making the issue sound more severe than it
is. An automatic "upgrade" of the stored column states will be executed
in any case, but only if a folder is visited. The new column is always
added to the set of column states. The only question is whether this
"upgrade" should replace "From" and/or "Recipient" columns with the new
"Correspondents" column. If no replacement took place, "Correspondents"
would be marked "invisible".
Hopefully with the agreement of the UX-team
(https://wiki.mozilla.org/Thunderbird:UX/Team) a preference to disable
the automated upgrade will be created, so that people who don't want the
new column automatically can adopt it on a per-folder basis manually.
People with few folders don't have a problem anyway. It's easy enough to
undo the automated upgrade. The automated upgrade is really only a
problem for people with many folders who for some reason don't want to
adopt the new column automatically.
You can find some details in bug 1152706.
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