[Users] [Bug 3288] New: Set default message view NOT threaded.

pete nikolic pg.nikolic1 at gmail.com
Sat Sep 20 09:07:39 CEST 2014

On Sat, 20 Sep 2014 00:14:51 +0000
noreply at thewildbeast.co.uk wrote:

> http://www.thewildbeast.co.uk/claws-mail/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=3288
>             Bug ID: 3288
>            Summary: Set default message view NOT threaded.
>     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
> Personally, I hate threading, but that's my use case.I keep up with my e-mail /
> conversations on the go. [And not everybody 'gets' threading / most fail to
> change the subject line when hijacking threads.]  Back in my NNTP days, though,
> where I might not keep up with every list every hour, threading had its place,
> for me.
> I have just migrated a couple of mailboxes to claws-mail. VERY painful process
> - given the thousands of messages, this is situation normal. Regardless of the
> mail client, migration takes an irritating amount of time, nothing unique to CM
> in that.
> However, the process of migrating is made worse / more painful / takes longer
> due to the default message list view of threading.
> This, IMO, makes the CM out of box experience worse than it could be. Could the
> default message list view not be threaded, please. Further: When migrating, one
> is looking to see things are working / it's working at all / progress - so, for
> example, one watches the messages coming in and probably follows the dates to
> get a sense of progress. Threading throws this all off. [It's all well and good
> to see 42 messages of 4,000, say, have been processed - it is a bit more
> informative to see that import is up to about a month ago. A user will have a
> sense of how much e-mail was received in the last month, and thus a theoretical
> sense of how much longer an import might take.]
> I sure get, once imported, threading may be preferable, thus the current
> ability to change views is more than sufficient. (Thank you all!)
> Additional Enhancements:
> - thread view default (at folder creation) could be a configuration option,
> left off at install. [Let's one leave off during migration, turn on globally
> for subsequent folder creations.]
> - could a thread view indicator / icon be added, please? Perhaps left of toggle
> quick search bar icon?
> After / during migration I had to click on each folder, take my hands off
> keyboard (pressing arrow keys to transit folder list), mouse to click on view,
> examine threaded status, and click or not as appropriate to turn off.
> This gets very old very quickly. Being able to click on each folder (if that's
> what I'm left to do / current situation), see this icon, click it if necessary,
> then click next folder, would have been much easier.
> Thanks for listening.

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Threading ON by default  i hate non threaded readers

Pete .

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