[Users] [Bug 3617] New: First address field of Composer can "get lost"

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Thu Feb 11 05:57:08 CET 2016


            Bug ID: 3617
           Summary: First address field of Composer can "get lost"
    Classification: Unclassified
           Product: Claws Mail
           Version: 3.11.1
          Hardware: All
                OS: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: enhancement
          Priority: P3
         Component: UI/Compose Window
          Assignee: users at lists.claws-mail.org
          Reporter: 0123peter at gmail.com

Following fairly recent discussions on the USERS mailing list it is apparent
that newbies often find that with the default configuration of CM the first
address entered into the compose window "vanishes".  It actually just scroll
out of sight - but that is enough to frighten the newbie.  

As an enhancement I would like to see the scrolling (or the fact that scrolling
had taken place) in the composer window's address pane made more obvious.  

There are many things that could be done, but are probably not worth the
effort.  A couple of things that should be fairly easy and obvious are; 

Set the default configuration such that the address pane is a NON integer size.
 Having half a field visible should make it obvious that something is

Starting at 2.5 field would waste little space, and reduce the false alarms. 
(Setting it at 10.5 would not waste any space for the clued up user, because
they would just adjust it to suit - but it would raise concerns from another
bunch of newbies.)  

Can the *time* of the scrolling be changed?  

If the pane scrolled half a line when the first character of the second field
were entered, then the first address would not have "dis-appeared", the second
would be clear for input, and the existence of the third would be apparent.  

The next scroll after that should have the third line clear for input, with the
existence of the second and fourth visible.  

Thanks in advance.

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