Re: [Evolution] RFE: How about a Show Thread operation?

On Fri, 2010-08-27 at 04:05 +0200, Thomas Mittelstaedt wrote:
Am Donnerstag, den 26.08.2010, 00:19 -0430 schrieb Patrick O'Callaghan:
In mailing-list folders, especially high-traffic ones, I don't usually
have All Messages selected in the Show drop-down menu. It might be New,
or Last 5 Days, or some label. Nevertheless I do sometimes want to see
the context of a message (usually a new one but not always). IOW I want
to see the thread the message belongs to.

Currently the only way to be sure of getting everything is to select All
Messages. It would be nice to have the option of showing all messages in
the thread to which the current message belongs. I guess a really fancy
version would be to show *only* the thread (those familiar with Emacs
and its concept of "narrowing" will know what I mean), but it doesn't
need to be that elaborate.


a) Select the subject of the message, paste it into the search field and
select all messages in the show drop down box.

No good, because it will catch anything with the same subject (in fact
anything of which that subject is a substring). Subjects do not define
threads. It's also laborious.

b) Use the context menu to create a search folder, using e.g. the
subject as criterion.

I don't want to create a search folder every time I need to glance at
the context of a message. And again, it's laborious.

Note that we already have Ctrl-H (select thread) so it's not like Evo
doesn't have the machinery for this, however Ctrl-H only selects
messages which are visible according to the Show: criterion. In fact a
kludge solution would be to make Ctrl-H always select from the entire
current folder.


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