[MlMt] Custom widescreen view with thread arcs

Eric A. Meyer eric at meyerweb.com
Tue Feb 5 18:17:34 UTC 2013

At 09:43 +0100 2/5/13, Benny Kjær Nielsen wrote:

>Great to see that someone is not afraid of playing around with this 
>(in spite of my general warnings that I'll change anything anytime 
>:-) ). But you should change the install instructions to this path:
>	~/Library/Application 
>Then it won't be overwritten when you update MailMate. Also note 
>that I changed the filename to make it a separate Widescreen mode -- 
>otherwise I think MailMate is going to be confused (I might be 

    It actually seems to handle it fine.  You just get a new "Thread 
Arcs" at position 6 in the View > Layout submenu, and switching to it 
gets you the widescreen thread arcs view.  I switched back and forth 
between the widescreen and non-widescreen thread arc views with no 
hiccups.  So well done!
    Where I ran into trouble was trying to edit the original 
'threadArcs.plist' to use the horizontal variant.  Everything I did 
either suppressed the injection of 'messageView.plist', created a 
really wonky and unstable layout, or outright failed to load.  I 
think the deep nesting of mailbox view .plists is a little too much 
for my tiny mind.

Eric A. Meyer (eric at meyerweb.com)     http://meyerweb.com/

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