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    Quote Originally Posted by dkarp View Post
    Just to make sure... you want bug 450? Please vote for it!
    I looked at Bug 450. It is the correct bug report for this feature request, but I'm proposing a somewhat different approach than what has been discussed so far in 450. That approach would definitely be an improvement over the existing approach, however it requires two more panes:
    • Pane to show the messages within each conversation
    • Reading pane

    My proposed approach only requires that you add a reading pane to the existing main window. When the user single-clicks on a conversation, the most recent message from that conversation would appear in the reading pane. The user would still have the option of double-clicking on a conversation to display all the messages within that conversation.

    Since 450 is the correct bug report, I will definitely vote for it, but I would like to request that my proposed approach be considered along with the other ones discussed so far in this bug report. I will add my comments to that bug report.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bkonia View Post
    If you re-read my prior postings, I described it very clearly!
    In your previous message, you stated "Currently, single-clicking on a message in conversation view does nothing. This is counter-intuitive." (with bold to emphasize how right you where).

    "Conversation view" is when a conversation is opened and the message list from the conversation is visible (as opposite to "Main view", where you can see the conversation list).

    You wrote "conversation view" where you meant "main view".

    Single click in the "conversation view" is a single click on a message and show the message in the reading pane (as long as the reading pane is opened).
    Single click in the "main view" is a single click on a conversation (not a message) and yes it does nothing.

    I eventually found out what you meant in your last message (#11), answering to dkarp.
    Quote Originally Posted by bkonia
    My proposed approach only requires that you add a reading pane to the existing main window. When the user single-clicks on a conversation, the most recent message from that conversation would appear in the reading pane. The user would still have the option of double-clicking on a conversation to display all the messages within that conversation.
    That's much clearer and I agree with you, it would be a nice improvement. Fill a RFE in bugzilla and I'll vote for it 8)

    Quote Originally Posted by bkonia View Post
    And there's no need for you to be patronizing.
    You mismatch two important words, saying exactly the opposite of what you meant (and ending up in asking for a feature that already exists).
    That all the bold usage was a bit too much for a "sweet with sugar on top" answer from me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klug View Post
    "Conversation view" is when a conversation is opened and the message list from the conversation is visible (as opposite to "Main view", where you can see the conversation list).

    You wrote "conversation view" where you meant "main view".
    That depends how you define your terms. If you're in the main window and you click on the "View" button there are two options:

    * By Conversation (conversation view)
    * By Message (message view)

    This is what I meant when I specified "conversation" view. I can understand your confusion, but just because you didn't understand my terminology doesn't make it wrong. If anything, I would say that my terminology is more correct than your terminology, since the name of the button that selects these options is "View"!

    Quote Originally Posted by Klug View Post
    You mismatch two important words, saying exactly the opposite of what you meant (and ending up in asking for a feature that already exists).
    That all the bold usage was a bit too much for a "sweet with sugar on top" answer from me.
    I did not mismatch any words and the bold was to help emphasize words to help make my point more clear, since certain people (ahem!) apparently weren't getting it.
    Last edited by bkonia; 12-18-2006 at 11:16 AM.

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