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Post Posted February 12th, 2007, 4:58 am

In June 2003 someone posted this bug:
http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?t=13445

"Running under Windows June 12 build, when I view headers all, the headers pane is not scrollable even if the window is too small to see all the headers. This is true in bith the preview pane and when viewing the message in its own window. "

Now after 3,5 years, with TB 1.5.0.9 under WIndows XP this issue is still unresolved - right?

// Bernd

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Post Posted February 12th, 2007, 8:52 am


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Post Posted February 12th, 2007, 10:29 am

Ok, thanks.
Still - the purpose of an extension seems to be to extend features for people with special applications.
But this seems to be a simple bug - so how about _fixing_ it in Thunderbird instead?

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Post Posted February 12th, 2007, 7:46 pm

How would I do that? I'm just another use like yourself. We all are here.

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Post Posted February 13th, 2007, 3:06 am

Hey, I'm not asking you to to it, I just wanted to propose that we classify this a "real bug" and post it on bugzilla.
.. Ok, it's there already, more than once, like:
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=223132

"Reported: 2003-10-21" - so if it took them 4 years it must be a HEAVY problem .. strange.
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Post Posted February 13th, 2007, 9:39 am

what's even more ludicrous is that this (from here) is one possible fix (can be tuned etc.). extension not necessary.

Code: Select all
#msgHeaderView {
   max-height: 20em !important;
   overflow: auto !important;
   }


leaves ya speechless, no?

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Post Posted February 13th, 2007, 9:50 am

.. which needs the "Stylish" extension to get installed.

And, once again, there are two separate aspects here, one is how I get my problem solved, the other is how to improve a software we like and propagate. My (second) remark was more about the latter.

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Post Posted February 13th, 2007, 10:18 am

no, Stylish makes such things easier but is not required. you just put that bit of css code into your userchrome.css file in your profile - do a search if you need more details.

as to your second point, you can file a bug and the developers can either address it or not.

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Post Posted February 13th, 2007, 10:33 am

Yes, thanks.
Nonetheless, it might even be the case that workarounds like the ones you mention hinder the bug from being prioritized and fixed.
The idea is to get the basic installation work flawlessly - ok?

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