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

Jörg Knobloch 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.

Jorg K.



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