[MlMt] Modal two pane layout?

Emory L. emory at hellyeah.com
Wed Apr 4 13:23:46 UTC 2012

On 4 Apr 2012, at 3:36, Benny Kjær Nielsen wrote:

> Is the above use of colon the default quotation style used by Alpine? 
> I would consider it highly non-standard (correct me if I'm wrong) and 
> kind of harmful :-)

pine/alpine/re-alpine let the user select a quote indicator.  I don't 
know that it's non-standard, but differentiating quotes was historically 
a viable method of keeping track of extended conversations via 

If you've got some glue that expects '>' I'd find that more weird, 
personally ;)

>> I understand that these aren't features that would be available in 
>> the
>> near future, but I very much appreciate that they would be 
>> considered.
> Noted. I can at least look into if I can easily make some kind of 
> toggle between the two modes (list mode and message mode).

The way I use mutt is with a mailbox preview [1] and I've found *pine's 
method somewhat limiting because of that.

After many (many) years of switching between mutt/*pine and Mail.app, 
Outlook, etc. it has been something I've just had to deal with because 
in many circumstances I can't choose my MUA.  (I've had employers that 
mandated Outlook, for example.  Probably not uncommon.)

I'm struggling to come up with overlapping commands that rely on context 
in *pine.  I guess one would be enabling (H)eaders in the index which 
will show them in all messages, and switch to being a toggle when you're 
reading a message.  I am sure I must be overlooking some obvious ones 

Is it possible Baron that using the keybinding facility in MailMate you 
could get more comfortable with at least how navigation and common 
commands are used?


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