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Move the mail.app drawer to the left Apps
In mail.app, the default behavior for the drawer (which containsis to appear on the right edge of the window. Coming from Eudora, I much prefer to see it on the left, but there's no preference setting for 'drawer side.'

Solution? Elegant, simple, and (as near as I can tell), undocumented. Simply take a message in the inbox, and drag it towards the left edge of the screen. The drawer will magically switch sides! Mail.app will remember this setting the next time you launch it, too.

Thanks for this tip go to 'cricket,' who works for Apple on the mail team and hangs out on the 'X4U' mailing list, hosted by The Macintosh Guy (also in Portland, I might add - it's a hotbed of Mac addicts!). See the links area for a direct link to the mailing list subscription page.
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Mail App Drawer
Authored by: Anonymous on Mar 24, '01 06:56:26PM

Works fine. Simply drag a message (Subject Line) towards the left and the drawer will follow and stay on that side.



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alternet methed
Authored by: Hes Nikke on Mar 25, '01 12:21:13AM

with the drawer closed just move the window to the right side of the screen when you open the drawer it opens on the left.



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Mail Drawer Problems
Authored by: Anonymous on Mar 30, '01 03:09:44AM

Maybe I'm missing something obvious, but:

1. When I size the main mail window to full screen and click on "mailbox," the drawer opens up outside of the viewable are of the screen. In other words, nothing seems to happen and I'm forced to resize the window smaller (oddly by pressing the + symbol) in order to get to another mailbox. Is there a solution for this? And,

2. Is there a way to cause Mail.app to remember my preferred (full screen) window size?

Thanks, Elo



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