[Users] Jump to an arbitrary message in folder?

Pierre Fortin pf at pfortin.com
Sun Nov 9 21:56:09 CET 2014

On Sun, 9 Nov 2014 09:50:16 -0800 Ian Zimmerman wrote:

>On Sun, 9 Nov 2014 12:08:48 +0000,
>Paul <claws at thewildbeast.co.uk> wrote:
>Ian> 1. Claws will try to fetch and render every message in between
>Ian> which can take a while if they're large.
>Ian> 2. Every message in between will potentially be marked read.  This
>Ian> can be helped with the "Mark message as read when selected, after
>Ian> ..." setting, but that has its own disadvantages :-(
>Paul> You are forgetting the third option there, 'never', this will
>Paul> allow you to move between messages without opening them. You open
>Paul> them by pressing Enter.
>Thanks for your reply.
>If I did forget about it, it was because it is too cumbersome for me.
>To make "cumbersome" more precise, the total number of keystrokes I'd
>use in a session with my present options but with "never" is much larger
>than the number I'd use in a session with my present options and with
>the hypothetical(?) Jump command.
>So, my question (and potentially a feature request) stands.

Dunno if this will work for you...

   Open message when selected: Never
   Mark message as read: when selected, after 0 seconds (default IIRC)

With a message selected, hover mouse over View->Open and press Alt+UpArrow

Open a message using Alt+UpArrow, then in that window, hover mouse over
File->Close and press Alt+DownArrow

Press Alt+DownArrow to close the message.

Now...   move between messages using Up/Down and open with Return; or with
Alt+Up/Alt+Down to open in a new window -- closing may depend on how your
mouse focus is setup...  i.e., in my setup, mouse focus has to be where
window opens.

So just up/down arrows and Alt key to open, scroll and close a message.

Oh yeah...  close and restart CM or you could lose these settings as I
just did due to a segfault...  time to get latest... :)


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