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Opened 23 months ago

Closed 15 months ago

Last modified 10 months ago

#321 closed task (fixed)

Change IdentityChooser to allow keyboard searches/usage in write window

Reported by: damato Owned by:
Priority: normal Milestone: YAM 2.8p1
Component: user interface Version:
Severity: minor Keywords:
Cc: OS Platform:
Blocked By: Blocking:
Release Notes:

added a new option in the hidden section of the configuration. Setting the option "OverrideFromAddress" to "Y" will add a recipient string object below the identity chooser in the write window. The contents default to the chosen identity's address but can be modified freely. This makes it possible to use a different From: address than the one configured in the identity while still using all other settings like the SMTP server.

Description

Phenomenon

If a large amount of identities is configured in YAM and a new mail is being composed by a user it takes a while to find and select the desired identity in the identity chooser cycle gadget. Therefore a fast and easy way seems to be missing to quickly select the identity using the keyboard.

Background analysis

A standard cycle gadget only provides a plain list without any possibility to quickly select an entry using a keyboard search. It should be possible to activate the identity chooser gadget and enter characters in the keyboard to quickly search and select the right user identity.

Implementation recommendation

It might be possible to simply use a string gadget with a cycle gadget alike background and frame. Then when entering some text or selecting the gadget it should popup a list with the identities and the current match should be selected. If enter is pressed the active object should be advanced to the next one (e.g. the To: string gadget).

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comment:1 Changed 16 months ago by damato

  • Milestone changed from YAM 2.8 to YAM 2.9

comment:2 Changed 16 months ago by johnblock

Would like the functionality of a freely editable from: that I believe has always been in Yam back rather than the bloat of

large amount of identities is configured in YAM

Background in http://yam.ch/ticket/366

Maybe there can be a blank identity which allows use of From: in options

comment:3 Changed 15 months ago by tboeckel

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from new to closed

(In [6536]) * WriteWindow.c, YAM_WR.c, YAM_CO.c: added a new option in the hidden section of the configuration. Setting the option "OverrideFromAddress" to "Y" will add a recipient string object below the identity chooser in the write window. The contents default to the chosen identity's address but can be modified freely. This makes it possible to use a different From: address than the one configured in the identity while still using all other settings like the SMTP server. Please note that such mails might be rejected by the SMTP server. This finally closes #321.

comment:4 Changed 15 months ago by tboeckel

  • Milestone changed from YAM 2.9 to YAM 2.8p1

Setting the milestone to YAM 2.8p1, because the duplicate #366 refers to the same feature and is targeted to 2.8p1 as well already.

comment:5 Changed 10 months ago by damato

  • Release Notes modified (diff)

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