Re: balsa GUI problems/suggestions

Hi Ildar!

On Feb 10, 2008, at 10:25 AM, Ildar Mulyukov wrote:

getting back to old issues:

On 28.06.2006 15:04:22, Ildar Mulyukov wrote:
> 5. New menu entries:
> 	View->Hide message pane (leaving more space for messages list)
> 	View->Hide message list (leaving more space for messages pane)
> It doesn't imply hiding, just remembering the position and moving
> panes divider to the top/bottom.

I still miss this very much. Can anyone do something with it?

That should be possible. Since the first two entries on the "View" menu are currently "Show Mailbox Tree" and "Show Mailbox Tabs", I'd suggest "Show message preview" and "Show message list", instead of "Hide" options. I guess they should be grayed out if the "Use preview pane" option is unchecked in the prefs. Also, if either is unchecked, the other should be grayed out (since we need to show one of them!).

I'd be inclined /not/ to save the state of these options from one session to another--could be confusing, if the user didn't remember that either part was hidden previously.

> 6. Messagebox -> Next letter doesn't expand threads. E.g. If the
> thread is collapsed and I view the head message of it, pressing "N"
> brings me to the next thread, not to the next message of the thread,
> expanding it.

As I see no progress here..

That's the way "N" has always worked in Balsa. With your suggested behavior, scrolling through the message list could get quite tedious with deep threads. Afaict, "shift+N" isn't taken for any action currently--perhaps it could be used for a "Next Message in Thread" option.

I recently noticed that while the Edit:Find dialog has an empty string, "ctrl+G" works exactly the way you'd like "N" to work: the empty string matches all messages, and "Find Next" expands threads automatically.

Of course, you can always expand the entire thread with "Shift+CursorRight", and just use "N"!



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