[Users] [Bug 3287] New: Associate tags with colours and colours with tags.

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Sat Sep 20 01:47:03 CEST 2014


            Bug ID: 3287
           Summary: Associate tags with colours and colours with tags.
    Classification: Unclassified
           Product: Claws Mail
           Version: 3.8.0
          Hardware: PC
                OS: Linux
            Status: NEW
          Severity: enhancement
          Priority: P3
         Component: UI/Message List
          Assignee: users at lists.claws-mail.org
          Reporter: bs27975 at gmail.com

(1) Are there any links to "Why message colour labels exist?" type discussions?
Here's what I mean by that - colour labels seem like a one off (separate
beastie / facility). As do tags. [Granted, tags on various things in various
beasties is much more prevalent today than in decades past. Even if not used by
many, the facility is becoming more and more prevalent in more and more
things.] I believe typically one wishes to tag or colour a message to have it
distinguish/stand out in some manner. Which is to say, these are two means by
which to have a message stand out - colours, and tags.

It seems intuitive that colours be associated with tags, and that tagged
messages be coloured. [Tags can have no colour associated with them, too.] The
act of tagging a message would apply the corresponding colour.

So, claws-mail design has kept them separate. I expect there have been
discussions on such, thus the above "Are there any links to "Why message colour
labels exist?" discussions?" (The better I understand the thinking behind
design choices, the better enhancement request I can submit.)

(2) Could tags have colours associated with them, please, and the act of
tagging a message trigger a corresponding colour change? i.e. Add a tag, look
up associated colour, if any, and apply Message/Colour Label/{associated label}

Perhaps it is arguable that colours and tags be merged? [Or a tag of name
'colour' be associated with each message and the current/default colour choice
placed within it?]

In the case of multiple tags, two options: (1) Last applied tag sets message
colour (click a current tag on/off to reapply prior tag colouration); (2) First
applied tag sets message colour <- problematic changing later.

Perhaps the first tag applied to any message is this 'hidden' 'colour tag' (as
in, can't remove the colour tag (?), and for (2) immediately above, the value
of this tag can be changed per colour selection as lies elsewhere.


Thanks for listening.

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