Selecting messages in thread for mass operation

  • On my old phone BQ Aquaris E5, with original Ubuntu Touch from Canonical, I could select some messages in thread (by holding finger longer on message) and then mass delete them.

    On my current phone FP2, with Ubuntu Touch from ubports (15.04 (r3) stable) this message selection does not work. It does work with threads, but not with messages in thread anymore.

    Is it a bug, or a feature? Cause if selecting messages was deliberately removed, it was not a wise move.

    PS: made an issue on github before posting thin in forum. What is the right way? first forum, then issue? just issue, no forum? ...
    PPS: is this the right thread, or should this be in the OS thread?

  • Uh, yet another app without maintainer... I would think normally the bug tracker should be sufficient and the right place... But if theres no maintainer, posting here is perhaps a good idea to gain some attention...(?)

  • So I found out it is possible to select messages in thread fo mass operations. But not as expected. Instead long-hold anywhere on message line, you have to long-hold on left (or right) edge of screen, or somewhere between 2 adjacent message bubbles. It is not every time, but 1 out of 5 attempts is successful, and select mode is turned on.

    It is only on my fp2, or are you experiencing the same behavior on your phones too?

  • Ah, nice finding. Yes its the same on the pro 5 here... I think posting in the support forum first to sort out own mistakes, lack of knowledge and known issues is not a bad idea. Now its pretty clear that this is a bug or at least counter-intuitive... Most probably the fix would be in the app itself, so filing an issue in the apps issue tracker is also the right way to go. IMHO: Well done! 😉

    don't use the mass delete for messages in threads. It doesn't work as expected and can do serious harm to your message history!!!

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