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Go to next unread message in Mail via keyboard
Authored by: JoelFarris on Oct 22, '05 10:05:36AM
[quote]I use a smart folder called "Unread" that shows all my unread messages. In that folder I can use the spacebar to step through all my new e-mails.[/quote] Ok, that may well be the best use of a smart mailbox I've ever heard of, and now I have to try it for myself! I'm having an specific issue within Mail regarding the "next unread message", and I wonder if anyone's got a suggestion for this problem. I'm subscribed to a email list, and I have setup a filter to move all incoming emails from that list into a folder for browsing. As I'm browsing the unread emails in that folder, which is sorted both as a 'date received' and 'threaded' view. I will read the first unread message, then hit the space bar to get to the next message. The posters on this list put their new comments at the top of the email, so reading 12 related postings is as simple as clicking to a message, reading the top paragraph withing the preview pane, and then clicking the next unreard message. I'd love to be able to navigate this via the keyboard like Thunderbird allows you to. Pressing 'N' to see the next unread message would be soo sweet. I wonder why Apple has not integrated a feature like this. Once a thread gets to about 10 or 12 postings, there is quite a bit of cruft left over at the bottom of each email. Pressing the space bar 8 times in order to scroll all the way through a message just to get to the next message is NOT GOOD for disabled users.

Joel Farris
"and that's the way it oughta be!"

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