NoOp glgxg at
Mon Sep 19 00:20:30 UTC 2011

On 09/18/2011 03:03 PM, Jim Byrnes wrote:
> On 09/18/2011 02:17 PM, NoOp wrote:
>> I can replicate. In TB 6.0.2 I show over 248K in unread messages.
>> Normally when I have that many in a newsgroup that I frequent often, I
>> 'mark as read by date'. I just did this to mark all as read since the
>> 17th. As soon as it started I got the javascript error:
>> ====
>> A script on this page may be busy, or it may have stopped responding.
>> You can stop the script now, or you can continue to see if the script
>> will complete.
>> Script: chrome://messenger/content/markByDate.js:137
>> ===
>> At that point I can either elect to stop the script or continue. I
>> select 'Continue' TB greys out for a second (expected), and I get the
>> message again (not expected). This time I tick the 'Don't ask me again'
>> box and again click 'Continue'. TB greys out (expected as it is sucking
>> CPU&  it takes a very long time to go through 248K+ headers), but no
>> more script error, and finally my unread count is 15. So give that a try
>> Jim&  see if it finally completes for you.
> My experience is about the same.  When I clicked 'Continue' it did not 
> pop back up. It continued to completion and my unread count was set 
> correctly, but I no longer had access to previously read messages, did 
> you?
> Maybe I am completely misunderstanding what should happen.  Based on 
> what you wrote a couple of days ago that an advantage of gmane was you 
> would have 240,000 threaded messages available to search.  I thought 
> that I could set it to see only unread messages, but if for some reason 
> I wanted to see an old one, I could tell it to show all and I would have 
> access to them.

You can; click 'Quick Fiter:Unread'. That will show only unread
messages. Re-click and it will show all, read and unread. You can of
course add 'View' on the menus which allows for a quick dropdown of:
 Custom Views
   People I know
   Recent Mail
   Last 5 Days
   Not Junk
   Has Attachments
 Save View as Folder

> After all of this fussing around with settings I can see that the 
> performance penalty far exceeds any real need I have to search them all. 

Performance is only related to initial setup etc. Of course if you do a
search, realize that it is searching through over 240K of headers.

> I've realized that ideally having all the messages of any thread that 
> has unread messages in it is what I want.  I realize that there is a 
> view-->threads-->threads with unread but I can't get that to work any 
> better than view all.  I've sort of been doing that with this thread by 
> as soon as I open a message I immediately mark it as unread that way the 
> whole thread is accessible by me.
> Again maybe I don't understand how it is designed to work.

I'm not sure I actually understand.

NB:Wow, just opened TB 6.0.2 on the laptop (64bit) and realized how
kludgy TB displays headers... even normal header takes up nearly 2
inches. Installed 'CompactHeader' to get it back to normal. I reckon I'm
spoiled by SeaMonkey.

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