Bug 3592 - cannot set toplevel folder's colour
Summary: cannot set toplevel folder's colour
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: Claws Mail
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Folders (show other bugs)
Version: 3.13.2
Hardware: PC Linux
: P3 enhancement
Assignee: users
Depends on:
Reported: 2016-01-07 14:00 CET by Ricardo Mones
Modified: 2016-01-08 10:14 CET (History)
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Description Ricardo Mones 2016-01-07 14:00:06 CET
Setting a folder colour in a toplevel folder is possible in the folder properties dialog interface, but the colour is not set on folder list.

Steps to reproduce:

• Right-click a toplevel folder (MH, IMAP, RSSyl) to open contextual menu
• Select “Properties...” option, dialogue opens
• Click “Folder color” squared colour spot, colour selector dialogue opens
• Select a non-black colour
• Close the colour selector clicking “OK” button, colour spot is updated
• Click “Apply” button
• Click “OK” button to close dialog

Right-clicked folder remains black instead of the selected colour.

If it's not possible the interface should be disabled (until the recursive checkbox is checked) or a warning raised, notifiying the invalid setting.

Preferred fix is that this could be possible, of course, as this can help to visually locate toplevel folders easily on folder lists.
Comment 1 Andrej Kacian 2016-01-07 22:39:40 CET
This would require moving folder_color from FolderItemPrefs to Folder and FolderItem structs, and therefore storing it in folderlist.xml instead of folderitemrc. Thanks for volunteering! :)
Comment 2 Ricardo Mones 2016-01-08 10:14:11 CET
As Chris Hirst pointed out on mailing list I completely overlook the label on the dialogue which says the preferences won't be saved.

Changing it to a feature request ;-)