Expandable Headers

I remember seeing too many requests to make the headers collapsible, if the to/cc/bcc are too many. It really takes up a lot of space in the preview pane and makes the mail invisible in the pane. I have added a ‘+’ ‘-‘ button before the header to Expand/Collapse. Also a link ‘…’ at the end of the headers. Currently my patch picks up a fixed count from gconf to show. In long term, I would prefer to decide based on the font size/screen width. I have put a screenshot for the same. Also it uses a hard coded icon for the header. Im not able to use any from the them, since nothing really matched, and Im not able to find the expander icon there. Anyways these are still few pending tasks. Have a look at the screenshot


  1. Posted May 10, 2006 at 10:49 am | Permalink

    hej srini,

    looks quite good. also see http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=249313 (and especially http://bugzilla.gnome.org/attachment.cgi?id=59682&action=view) for more thoughts on this…

  2. srag
    Posted May 10, 2006 at 1:48 pm | Permalink

    Thanks Andre. Ill see it. Im not sure, that should I do the second part. It is really not much useful IMO. In thunderbird, the mail header is something static and doesnt scroll with the message, so they do it, which is not the case in Evolution