[Users] [Bug 3889] address and quoted message inconsistent in reply

Dave Howorth dave at howorth.org.uk
Thu Sep 13 18:09:24 CEST 2018

On Thu, 13 Sep 2018 11:03:02 -0000
Paul <claws at thewildbeast.co.uk> wrote:

> On Thu, 13 Sep 2018 11:31:44 +0100
> Dave Howorth <dave at howorth.org.uk> wrote: 
> > FWIW, I just tried replying to another message from this list, using
> > the Reply entry on the context menu of that message, whilst viewing
> > this message. I get a compose window prepopulated with the quoted
> > body of this message, which is clearly incorrect.  
> As I said in the bug item:
> "Enter a folder without automatically opening a message.
> Right-click any message and choose 'reply'."

Right, but that's a different test case, not what I just tested. Hence,
I said FWIW. I automatically display the next message when I enter a
folder, so I'm never going to encounter your test case.

> If a message is open, then your reply is going there.

That's wrong behaviour IMHO. If I right click on a message then any
action I choose from that pop-up menu should apply to the message I
clicked on, not the displayed message. That's the purpose of context
menus - to have CONTEXT!

It appears there isn't a consensus as to what the desired behaviour
should be, so it's not too surprising there's confusion about patches.

> with regards
> Paul

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