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Select first unread email in a collapsed Mail thread Apps
In Apple's mail app, if you use Organize by Thread (from the View menu or otherwise) and the thread is collapsed, a shortcut to expand the thread and automatically select the first unread email in that thread is to have that thread selected, then just tap the right arrow.

You can now navigate up and down the thread with the arrows and re-collapse it with the left arrow. Granted, this hint merely saves a click (or two at most), but you also don't have to be precise to click exactly on the first unread message in that thread. It's just a simple 'more than one way to skin a cat' Apple shortcut.

[robg adds: This older hint explained the keyboard navigation of threaded mode in Mail, but an associated comment made it pretty clear that it wouldn't select the first unread message. It seems a Mail update at some point in time added this feature.]
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Select first unread email in a collapsed Mail thread
Authored by: sugarquay on Oct 02, '06 04:09:20PM
Was maybe added when 10.4 was released? I've been using that shortcut for longer than I can remember! Definitely worth mentioning it though if it hasn't been mentioned before, it's a great way to navigate around your new mail.

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