Changing from threaded to unthreaded view should be doable from the View->Threads menu

Bug #455130 reported by Scott Ritchie on 2009-10-19
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Mozilla Thunderbird
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thunderbird (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

Binary package hint: thunderbird

I put a folder in thread view by going to View->Threads->Unread, however I was unable to figure out how to go back to normal. I ultimately had to google the answer, and found many forum posts from users with similar issues (eg http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/linux-desktop-74/how-to-turn-off-threads-view-in-thunderbird-inbox.-477859/)

It turns out that the way to do this is in a different option, Sort By. Sort By is already fairly long, so a much more intuitive place for threaded/unthreaded option would be in the threads submenu.

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: amd64
Date: Sun Oct 18 20:29:42 2009
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.10
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
Package: thunderbird 2.0.0.23+build1+nobinonly-0ubuntu1
ProcEnviron:
 PATH=(custom, user)
 LANG=en_US.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.31-14.48-generic
SourcePackage: thunderbird
Uname: Linux 2.6.31-14-generic x86_64

Scott Ritchie (scottritchie) wrote :

User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux x86_64; en-US; rv:1.9.1.3) Gecko/20091007 Ubuntu/9.10 (karmic) Firefox/3.5.3
Build Identifier: version 2.0.0.23 (20090817)

From Launchpad: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/thunderbird/+bug/455130

I put a folder in thread view by going to View->Threads->Unread, however I was unable to figure out how to go back to normal. I ultimately had to google the answer, and found many forum posts from users with similar issues (eg http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/linux-desktop-74/how-to-turn-off-threads-view-in-thunderbird-inbox.-477859/)

It turns out that the way to do this is in a different option, Sort By. Sort By is already fairly long, so a much more intuitive place for threaded/unthreaded option would be in the threads submenu, right where the initial change was caused.

There are two options here:
- Simply move "Sort by->Threaded/Unthreaded" options to the Threads submenu, either at the top or the bottom
- Consolidate a bit and add a "Threads->Unthreaded" option to the list alongside All, Unread, and so on.

I would advise the second option, as it reduces the amount of interaction required when switching between unthreaded and threaded view as the user can just jump right where he wants to go.

Thank you muchly :)

Reproducible: Always

Ubuntu 9.10

Changed in thunderbird (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Triaged
Changed in thunderbird:
status: Unknown → New

View|Threads|All is part of the answer.
But definitely, the display/threading matrix is a pain.

Changed in thunderbird:
importance: Unknown → Low
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