- Pane to show the messages within each conversation
- Reading pane
My proposed approach only requires that you add a reading pane to the existing main window. When the user single-clicks on a conversation, the most recent message from that conversation would appear in the reading pane. The user would still have the option of double-clicking on a conversation to display all the messages within that conversation.
Since 450 is the correct bug report, I will definitely vote for it, but I would like to request that my proposed approach be considered along with the other ones discussed so far in this bug report. I will add my comments to that bug report.