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SMS: Add ability to view received SMS messages while composing a new message [released]

asked 2013-12-31 15:28:58 +0300

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updated 2013-12-31 15:41:51 +0300

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On the N9, you can start writing a SMS to a contact, with the message compose screen appearing in a new/separate window, so that if you decided not to send the SMS message immediately you could just leave the window in the background and send it later. In addition, it is possible to view other text messages while composing the new message.

On the Jolla, there is only one window for the entire SMS app. This means that if you want to read an already received SMS while composing a new SMS message, you have to go back to the message list which takes you out of the SMS compose screen and you lose the partially composed message (there is not even a warning that you are about to discard the entire message).

One change is absolutely essential: Add the ability to view received SMS messages without throwing away any partially composed SMS message. Composing new SMS messages in separate windows would solve this problem.

A nice-to-have would be the ability to save a draft SMS message that could be edited or sent later on, although if multiple windows are supported this would be partially alleviated by simply backgrounding the compose window until later.

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The question has been closed for the following reason "released in a software update" by BonoNL
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Also in N9 it is possible to compose a new SMS as a continuation to existing conv, in which case the whole history of messages with one particular contact is viewable while writing a new one. I hope this is possible in Jolla too (I've stull only used my Jolla without SIM-catd, so can't try this). Thanks for this question/feature-request, really needed functionality..

foss4ever ( 2013-12-31 16:49:38 +0300 )edit

This is needed so much. And the waening part is just required and ahould be high priority. I just witnessed a loss of a long sms after going backwards. Seriously, it must warn if you're going to lose message either going back or quitting. The drafts mentioned would also be very useful. (hm, maybe new question?)

Tegu ( 2014-01-01 01:43:37 +0300 )edit

I was typing a long kinda text message with a lot of emotion and enthusiasm (even now here @ this prompt comes: "draft saved")... AND i accidentally did a gesture, which took me away from the message typing at hand! I couldn't find ANY way to continue or to get it back! It was gone! How frustrating!

LinuxJollaIRC ( 2014-01-27 04:40:10 +0300 )edit

The multi window capability for all composing-apps is requested here.

axaq ( 2014-01-28 20:15:01 +0300 )edit

It' really important to save SMS in draft!

TellienInTouch ( 2014-02-17 10:00:34 +0300 )edit

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answered 2014-03-03 21:06:18 +0300

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This looks like a duplicate of my question (which I posted about a week earlier).

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