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iOS 5: iPad show mailbox gesture iOS devices
Maybe everybody already knows this, but I missed it in all the new features of iOS 5. The iPad mail app adds a new gesture to show and hide the message list window when in portrait orientation.

I always use my iPad's Mail app in landscape mode because I get to see my message list in addition to the message detail. And for some reason, I find it tedious to push the mailbox button at the top left of the screen to see the message list. iOS 5 added the ability to swipe right anywhere on the message window to pop up the message list and to swipe left to hide it again. Nice! Not having to move my finger six inches has somehow made portrait mode much more bearable for me.

[crarko adds: Well, I didn't know it either, so here's the hint. I also was a landscape mode only iPad mail user.]
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iOS 5: iPad show mailbox gesture
Authored by: pwsloss on Jan 26, '12 09:10:03AM

It would be nice if that also worked in landscape mode -- a horizontal swipe will only cause a "Delete" button to appear. Use with care! However, in portrait mode, the swipe also can be used to move up a level from a thread list back to the main message list.



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iOS 5: iPad show mailbox gesture
Authored by: eddy_k on Jan 27, '12 01:41:14AM

Would be much more usefull in landscape mode. The landscape mode in the present version doesn't even provide more space to read or zoom in a mail (or do I miss something ?)



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iOS 5: iPad show mailbox gesture
Authored by: AmplifiedLife on Jan 28, '12 11:40:39AM

Cool. I knew that, but I didn't know this:

"in portrait mode, the swipe also can be used to move up a level from a thread list back to the main message list"

Awesome.
Thanks!



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