[Tickets #2212] RESOLVED: Inconsistent folder refresh location

bugs@bugs.horde.org bugs at bugs.horde.org
Sun Jul 3 20:15:31 PDT 2005


Ticket URL: http://bugs.horde.org/ticket/?id=2212
 Ticket             | 2212
 Updated By         | Chuck Hagenbuch <chuck at horde.org>
 Summary            | Inconsistent folder refresh location
 Queue              | IMP
 Version            | HEAD
 State              | Bogus
 Priority           | 1. Low
 Type               | Bug
 Owners             | 

Chuck Hagenbuch <chuck at horde.org> (2005-07-03 20:15) wrote:

> If you go and read one of those messages, and are ready to move onto the 
> location of the next unread message, how do you do that?

I'll posit that this is an entirely different issue than how the refresh
icon behaves. You want a direct way to go to the next unread message. Using
the INBOX icon or a refresh is a developer-like workaround IMHO, not normal
user behavior. A normal user wants a button for it.

That's a not unreasonable feature request. It's sometimes going to be tricky
to define the "next" new message, but the sort order should handle it. If we
can figure out a good UI/flow for it and someone writes the code, I have no
problem including it.

> I believe the behavior of a refresh should honor whatever value I 
> choose for mailbox_start, whether that refresh is automatic, forced, 
> or implied, by clicking on a folder.  Which really amounts to 
> mailbox_start being expanded to be "When opening or refreshing a 
> mailbox, which page do you want to start on?", which I think is a 
> logical, useful extension.

So, if one of your "normal users" is looking at a specific set of messages
in the mailbox view, and an automatic refresh happens, and they're taken to
new mail and they then have to go *find* the messages they were looking at 
I don't think that will ever be intuitive, even for someone who checked off
"always show me new mail". They *might* make the connection, but they'll
still be annoyed.

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