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"Empty Trash" for feeds does not work in my Opera 9.5
tedster




msg:3688135
 1:11 am on Jul 2, 2008 (gmt 0)

I see other reports of this problem in the Opera forums for some users, but so far there's no joy in terms of an answer.

The problem - after upgrading Opera to 9.5, the "emtpy trash" choice on right-click in the feed panel has no affect. Under "all messages" I can already see that thousands of feeds have built up, but there's no effectiveness trying to use the "emtpy trash" choice there, either.

I'm of course hoping that the next release will fix this problem for me - but I'd sure like a work-around for the immediate moment, too. And a "clean install" would involve a time investment that I do not welcome.

As much as I love the Opera browser, the 9.5 version has introduced more bugs than I'm used to seeing from this company.

 

Mitchman




msg:3688250
 7:59 am on Jul 2, 2008 (gmt 0)

We're unable to reproduce this. Do you have mail accounts configured? That feeds panel are you talking about? There's only a mail panel, is that the one you're talking about?

Mitchman




msg:3688251
 8:03 am on Jul 2, 2008 (gmt 0)

When mail is not configured, deleting feed messages will delete them right away and not put them in trash. Could these have been from before the upgrade? If yes, then just clicking on Trash, selecting ctrl+a and delete should take care of it.

tedster




msg:3689132
 3:55 am on Jul 3, 2008 (gmt 0)

Yes, I have a Mail account configured - I didn't even know you could configure Feeds without a Mail account configured - I never found a way, at any rate. I have the mail account set not to automatically poll the mail server, because I prefer to use an online email account these days rather than download.

That feeds panel are you talking about? There's only a mail panel, is that the one you're talking about?

Right.

Could these have been from before the upgrade? If yes, then just clicking on Trash, selecting ctrl+a and delete should take care of it.

No, I configured all the feeds over again when I set up this new computer. It was a good way to trim down my bloated RSS list.

When I click on Trash, I can't see any of the thousands of deleted messages, not even if I change the dropdown opton in the main area to say "Show... Trash". However, when I activate "Show... Trash" for any individual Feed, all the msaages I deleted are still there.

tedster




msg:3691867
 2:49 am on Jul 7, 2008 (gmt 0)

Ok - I had hopes for the 9.51 update, but the trash problem continues.

Is there some way I can manually empty the mail/feed trash without hosing all kinds of dependencies?

ingomar




msg:3699311
 10:38 pm on Jul 15, 2008 (gmt 0)

Hello from Vienna/Austria!

I encounter the same problem described here with Opera 9.51. The command "empty trash" just does not work at all. The only way I can get rid of all messages in the trash folder is by deleting them manually (highlighting them all or individually and pressing the DELETE button on the keyboard).

In other words:
1.) I get an e-mail in my "Received" folder
2.) I delete it (DEL-button on the keyboard or context menu after right-click), thus moving it into the "Trash" folder
3.) I right-click the trash-folder and say "empty Trash" - and NOTHING HAPPENS!

Here is my work-around:
4.) I open the "Trash" folder and highlight all messages (CTRL-A)
5.) I press the "DEL" button on my keyboard, and the messages are deleted permanently (=Trash folder is emptied)

When I press "SHIFT-DEL" on any msg in the Inbox, it will get deleted permanently as well, that one works well.

My system is an MS-Windeos XP machine with Opera 9.51 running on it.
And I am an Opera fan!

Anybody from the developers around to comment? Or any ideas if this is a bug in Opera or something wrong with the installation?
Thanks in advance!

tedster




msg:3699647
 8:35 am on Jul 16, 2008 (gmt 0)

Welcome to the forums, ingomar.

Your approach didn't work for me because the Trash folder would not open, nor would "All Messages". However your post got me experimenting again, and I did find something that worked.

Go into each newsfeed individually
Make sure that "Show >> Trash" is selected
CTRL-A
Right click
Choose "X Delete Permanently"

A PITA for sure, but at least I dumped all those old feeds. Thanks for kicking me into more action.

ingomar




msg:3699784
 12:12 pm on Jul 16, 2008 (gmt 0)

Hi tedster

Thx. Actually, my problem was not with newsfeeds, but with regular e-mail from a POP3-account. Does Opera as E-Mail client work alright for you (I mean the empty-trash-problem)?

Brgs
Ingomar

tedster




msg:3700203
 8:48 pm on Jul 16, 2008 (gmt 0)

I don't use Opera email so I can't say. Right now I prefer webmail online, since I travel so much and often need access from another person's computer.

I had to set up one email account to get newsfeed to work, but that account is set never to poll the mail server. I also think that's a poor set-up for the feed reader, but what'er you gonna do - it's what we've got.

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