[MlMt] Is there a way to use always the widescreen-layout?

Niels Kobschätzki niels at kobschaetzki.de
Wed Apr 11 20:18:18 UTC 2012

On 11 Apr 2012, at 20:57, Benny Kjær Nielsen wrote:

> On 11 Apr 2012, at 20:17, Niels Kobschätzki wrote:
>> MailMate has loads of different views. Unfortunately a lot of them 
>> switch MailMate away from the widescreen-layout (three vertical 
>> panes). Is there a way to have all views in the widescreen layout?
> Not easily. The widescreen layout was created, because a user asked 
> for it. I kind of think of all of the layouts as proof-of-concepts, 
> that is, they are examples of what can be done with the layout system 
> (each layout is defined using a plist file). It would be nice if some 
> of the characteristics of these layouts were more orthogonal. For 
> example, that widescreen style or thread arcs could be 
> enabled/disabled for each layout. Some day I would like to revisit how 
> this works.
> So, the only way to get widescreen layout for some of the other 
> layouts is to copy and change them. Unfortunately that means that if I 
> change one of the default layouts then that change is not going to be 
> seen in the copied layouts. Here are some resources if you would like 
> to explore this part of MailMate:
> 	http://manual.mailmate-app.com/customization#layouts
> 	http://blog.freron.com/2010/widescreen-layout/

Just wow, I didn't expect that you can go that far in customizing 

>> I noticed that switching via the menu/shortcuts switches the layout 
>> while switching via the buttons in the toolbar doesn't switch 
>> layouts.
> The buttons in the toolbar are not related to layouts. They are 
> special searches for related messages.

It's irritating that in the menu a Correspondence-layout exists and that 
the Correspondence-button in the toolbar do two different things (the 
same for thread-arcs and the Thread-button).

Maybe renaming them would be good? But I have no suggestions right now 
what better names would be :(


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