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Bug 228120 - Cannot create folders
Summary: Cannot create folders
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: thunderbird
Version: 6
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Gecko Maintainer
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2007-02-10 02:29 UTC by Steven A. Falco
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:11 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Fixed In Version: thunderbird-
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2007-11-24 16:30:28 UTC

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Description Steven A. Falco 2007-02-10 02:29:59 UTC
Description of problem: I used to be able to create folders by right-clicking on
"local folders", then selecting the "new folder" item.  Now, when I do that,
thunderbird hangs.  None of the menus work, and if I click the close-box, a
message pops up that thunderbird is not responding.

The same thing happens if I use the file->new->folder menu.  This seems to have
happened around the same time as the recent drag-n-drop bug.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible: 100%

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start thunderbird
2. try to create a folder
Actual results: thunderbird becomes completely unresponsive

Expected results: new folder created

Additional info:

Comment 1 Steven A. Falco 2007-02-10 19:20:17 UTC
I just tried downloading thunderbird- from  It works
properly - I can create folders with no problems.  So, this problem seems either
to be specific to the x86_64 architector or specific to the Fedora packaging.

Comment 2 Christopher Aillon 2007-04-09 16:39:19 UTC
Odd.  the drag and drop patch is also upstream.  Does this still happen with .10?

Comment 3 Steven A. Falco 2007-04-11 02:22:34 UTC
As per your suggestion, I just upgraded to .10.  I have the exact same behavior.
 Attempting to create a folder by right-clicking or from the file menu causes a

Interestingly, when I try to create a folder, the title bar of the thunderbird
window goes inactive.  If I move the mouse to another window then back to
thunderbird, the title bar again becomes active, but no controls do anything -
no menus work, etc.  And clicking the close box causes the "not responding - do
you want to terminate the app" message to appear.

If there is a way I can provide any more information please let me know what you

Comment 4 Steven A. Falco 2007-11-24 16:30:28 UTC
No longer happens in F8 with thunderbird-

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