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Weekly Status Report, W35/2009

Here's a summary of SeaMonkey/Mozilla-related work I've done in week 35/2009 (August 24 - 30, 2009):

Tabbed mail has landed last night, and so today's nightlies are the first one to contain this feature officially, making them feature-complete for the 2.0 series! Also, the last blocker for Beta 2 just landed, more than 12 hours before the code freeze, so we should be in perfect timing for this beta - and with that, hopefully for the final as well. I'm really looking forward to both of those releases!

Entry written by KaiRo and posted on September 1st, 2009 21:50 | Tags: L10n, Mozilla, SeaMonkey, Status | 4 comments | TrackBack

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Tony Mechelynck

from Brussels, Belgium

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Tabbed email vs. tabbed browser
Tabmail has indeed landed, and I noticed it when installing "Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.9.1.4pre) Gecko/20090901 SeaMonkey/2.0b2pre" (Build ID: 20090901002459); however, AFAICT whether or not to display the tabs in the mailer is the same preference as for the browser. So if I want the browser's tabline to be visible even when there is only one tab, but the mailer's not to be, the only solution that I've found is to add the following to userChrome.css:

/*
* Don't display tabs in mail (3-pane) window
*/
.tabmail-strip
{ display: none !important
}

Alternately, if there are always several browser tabs, "Edit => Preferences => Browser => Tabbed browsing => Hide the tab bar when only one tab is open" will hide the (single) mailer tab but not the (multiple) browser tabs. Not an obvious place to look for when trying to customize the mailer's display.

Of course, Thunderbird doesn't have this problem since it lacks the "suite" concept.
2009-09-02 10:47

KaiRo

Webmaster

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There are separate prefs for mail but it falls back to using the browser prefs when they are not present. Right now we don't have UI for those prefs but there is a bug open on creating a panel for that.
2009-09-02 18:39

Tony Mechelynck

from Brussels, Belgium

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Tabbed email (cont.)
- If that pref is mail.tabs.autoHide (Boolean), I tested it, it has no effect (I didn't try restarting the mailer, but toggling browser.tabs.autoHide takes effect in the mailer without restart). IOW, with browser.tabs.autoHideuser setfalse and mail.tabs.autoHideuser settrue the mailer's tabbar is not hidden when it has only one tab.

- Opening a message in a tab by middle-click works for email messages, but for feed messages (under "News & Blogs") it displays only the Subject line where the content ought to be (unlike what happens when opening the feed item in a window). The preview window (which I normally don't open) behaves like a tab (i.e. badly) in this case.

Do you know if the above have already been filed as bugs? Should I file them? Under which Product / Component? (my guess: SeaMonkey::Preferences for the former and either SeaMonkey::Message_Display or Mailnews_Core::Feed_Reader for the latter).
2009-09-03 01:06

KaiRo

Webmaster

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Tony, please take this up on the m.d.a.seamonkey newsgroup first, I don't know the names of any prefs by heart, I'm just coordinating the project, not coding things like tabmail myself, Karsten has done that work.
2009-09-03 14:26

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