[MlMt] spacebar: scroll message, or toggle headers?

Bart Lipman blipman at bu.edu
Sun Feb 15 19:48:30 EST 2015

I'm confused by the behavior of the tab key.  If the focus is on the 
mailbox list and I hit "tab," I get the focus on the message list.  But 
if I use a keyboard shortcut to switch mailboxes and then hit "tab," I 
end up in the new search bar.

On 15 Feb 2015, at 18:06, Benny Kjær Nielsen wrote:

> On 15 Feb 2015, at 21:06, Shoshanna Green wrote:
>> I'm currently trying out MailMate; though I can't switch to it until 
>> it has a "correspondent" column, […]
> You should try the latest test release: Hold down ⌥ when clicking 
> “Check Now” in the Software Update preferences pane.
>> When I open a message I've received, often I'm going to want to 
>> scroll down to read it all. But if I immediately hit the spacebar, it 
>> toggles between full and compact headers. I have to click in the 
>> message body to focus it, and only then will the spacebar scroll the 
>> message.
> At first I didn't understand this, but reading the replies I 
> understand that it's about the single message window. I'll fix the 
> default focus.
>> There's got to be a way around this, right? Every review talks about 
>> how keyboard-focused MailMate is (another big plus!); I can't 
>> possibly always have to click before I can scroll with the keyboard?
> Well, the tab key should also move the focus to the message view.
> -- 
> Benny
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