[Bug 38957] Ctrl-Z behavior unintuitive, undoes in non-current folder

Ingo Klöcker kloecker at kde.org
Sun Oct 27 18:55:08 GMT 2002

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[CCing kde-core-devel for opinions on Konqueror's undo behavior.]

On Sunday 27 October 2002 17:33, clavoie at bmed.mcgill.ca wrote:
> On Sunday 27 October 2002 17:25, Stephan Kulow wrote:
> > On Sunday 27 October 2002 16:08, Carsten Burghardt wrote:
> > > I don't think this will be implemented as our current way (an
> > > undo-list) is probably the way the user expects and is the way all
> > > other programs behave.
> >
> > this depends on how you see it. If a folder is a document,
> > then programs usually keep undo lists per document. I think, I
> > would expect undo to behave locally on one folder (except of course
> > if I moved messages from one folder to another, then only the one
> > where I started the action should have the undo item).
> Exactly. Are mail folders documents or not? (Mind you, this applies
> to undo in Konqy and others then)

No. Mail folders are no documents. Messages are documents. Mail folders 
are document containers (like file system folders are containers for 

KMail behaves exactly like Konqueror.

Open a Konqueror window with Navigation Panel. Select the "Home 
Directory" tab in the Navigation Panel. On the right side select 
Detailed List View. This view of Konqueror is now more or less 
equivalent to KMail's view with a folder pane on the left a detailed 
message/file list on the right.
Now select some files in the file list and copy them to another folder 
by D'n'Ding them to a folder in the navigation panel.
Select the target folder to check that the files where really copied to 
the folder.
Then select a completely different folder in the nativation panel.
Now select Edit->Undo Copy or press Ctrl-Z.
Now check again the folder to which you copied the files. You will see 
that the files are gone, i.e. the copy operation was undone although a 
completely different folder was selected.

Exactly the same happens in KMail. If you think KMail's behaviour is 
unintuitive then please convince the Konqueror developers of the same 
thing and then come back to us when Konqueror has been changed. Until 
then we won't change the undo behaviour of KMail.


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