[Users] Easier way to open message?

Paul Rolland (=?UTF-8?B?44Od44O844Or44O744Ot44Op44Oz?=) rol at witbe.net
Fri Apr 27 13:03:36 CEST 2012


On Fri, 27 Apr 2012 08:17:51 +0200
Milan Obuch <claws-mail-users at dino.sk> wrote:

> On Thu, 26 Apr 2012 22:47:22 -0700
> Thomas Taylor <linxt at comcast.net> wrote:
> As a second annoyance for me is behavior of message pane when selecting
> multiple messages - it does not change when I select more than one
> message with Shift-Up/Shift-Down. As I test it now, in 3.8.0 even the
> status line under message list pane does not change - it still reads
> <folder name> 1 item selected (<item size>), not counting messages
> selected and their total size as I change selection... For me kmail's
Well, I just made the test, and in fact, it is updated as soon as you
release the Shift key.
Agreed, this is not ideal, but at least, it looks correct once you have
finished the action.

> and as I add new message to selection, this message becomes marked in
> message list and its content will be showed in message pane. This way I
That last part is really the most annoying in Claws... I agree, if I select
multiples messages, the message pane should reflect the last one I clicked
(selected)... That would allow extending a selection, while checking
quickly (message pane update) if the last selected message is to be kept or
not in the selection.

> It is possible to select multiple messages with Shift-click, too,
> (keyboard+mouse combo) this time message count and total size is
> computed correctly, but message pane is not changed, which leads to
> some confusion if you have message A selected, Shift-click it to
> unselect it and Shift-click message B - you have selected message B in
> message list pane, but you see content of message A in message pane...
+1 - really, confusing :(
> That being said, claws is great for those who do not like to go with
> new kmail with all its new shiny and bloated features and would like to
Yes, definitely ! Claws is wonderful, despite what I wrote above ;)

> have something lighter and smaller. My feeling is its 'enter behavior'
> should change to match other mail clients' - I think it is actually
> common to use enter to open message in new window in most mail clients
> used today.
Just made a quick test, you can't assign Return to View > Open in new Window
but you can assign Shift+Return.
Not perfect, but still quite some progress ;)


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