[Users] Scary composer feature: disappearing address fields

Chad Wallace cwallace at lodgingcompany.com
Thu Jan 28 20:30:23 CET 2016

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On Thu, 28 Jan 2016 11:45:03 -0700
Charlie Kravetz <cjk at teamcharliesangels.com> wrote:

> >> Instead of designing for the smallest possible device, designing
> >> for usability would work. The area used to be 5 lines, now it
> >> defaults to two. Taking it back to 5 lines would eliminate most of
> >> these issues.
> >
> >And it's not really 2 in fact, it's N+1, where N is the necessary
> >sufficient number of recipient header(s) following the context (1
> >when composing, 1 or more when replying, etc.). +1 being for a new
> >recipient to add.
> Whatever you choose to call it, it causes many false bug reports and
> issues for users. Expanding it to "If >= 5 then N+1 else 5" would help
> greatly.

5 seems excessive to me.  For me, by far the most frequent number of
recipients for an email is 1.  So, with the blank at the end, that's
2.  Having room for 5 would be like building a 5-lane highway to
service a town of 2,000 people.

I would like to see that area automatically grow and shrink to fit the
number items. No scroll bar ever; just calculate the height of all the
fields and set the height of the container to that (plus padding or
whatever is needed).

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C. Chad Wallace, B.Sc.
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