Help decide the UI for showing untagged messages in the Quick Filter

Tanstaafl tanstaafl at
Mon Sep 12 14:10:22 UTC 2016

Well, I for one could not even decipher the graphic to provide an opinion.

On 9/11/2016 4:57 PM, Jörg Knobloch <jorgk at> wrote:
> In bug 683809[1], we've had a hard time agreeing on the best UI for
> showing untagged messages in the Quick Filter. As such, we're putting it
> to a vote. If you're reading this, please take the poll (it's only one
> question!) and give us your feedback:
> The picture is rather detailed, it can be viewed in its original size
> here [2]. The picture shows how a user would have to use the proposed
> new button/buttons to see the following sets of messages: "All
> messages", "All tagged", "Some tagged", "Untagged only" and "Untagged +
> some tagged".
> You need to take a good look at what the options do. I'll describe them
> below in more detail:
>   * Mark 1: One additional button with two states: When selected,
>     untagged messages are shown in the view, tagged messages are not
>     shown, unless a specific filter is defined. /The downside of this
>     design is that it carries the hidden assumption that selecting
>     untagged messages will hide tagged messages unless they are selected
>     by a specific filter./
>   * Mark 1A: One additional button with three states. When selected, all
>     tagged messages are shown or an individual filter is active, when
>     shift-selected, untagged messages are shown. Deselecting the button
>     will show all messages.
>   * Mark 2: Two additional buttons, each with two states. The first
>     button has the function to show all tagged messages, it will be
>     automatically deselected if a more specific filter is set. The
>     second button will show all untagged messages.
> Jörg.
> [1]
> [2]
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