From: Paul Mison Date: 10:44 on 03 Dec 2004 Subject: Apple Mail view options (or lack of) In iTunes and the Finder, you can determine which columns are being viewed by going to Edit > View Options (command J) and clicking the little boxes in the resulting View Options menu. In iTunes, you can also get at this via a context-click. (You can't in the Finder, but I don't mind that too much. I suppose other people hate it.) In Apple Mail, there is no view options setting. No. In Mail, you go the Columns submenu of the View menu, and you check options there. Of course, once you've toggled one column, if you want to toggle another, that's another trip back to the the top level menu, then through the submenu. There's the same rigmarole with a context-click, but at least it saves a bit of mouse movement. Not enough, mind you. Not nearly enough. I wouldn't mind so much, but occasionally the blasted thing goes batshit and forgets where I've put windows, and which columns I'm showing (no, I don't give a shit if a "buddy" is "available" in iChat, thank you). Cue fifteen minutes of messing with the view options. Such as they are. Bonus rant: Apple Mail's nasty habit of showing 'relative dates'. Bonus bonus rant: apps that don't use the time format from System Preferences > International. No, I don't like seeing things like 12/03/2004 10:33am, you hateful arse. Say hello, Panic's Unison. While I'm in a good muttering mood, a mail application that put iTunes-esque arrows in the mailbox window would be nice. Want to see all emails with the subject "V1@GR4"? Just click here! Everything you've ever sent to email@example.com? One click away. It'll never happen, I tell you. Too damned useful.
From: Paul Orrock Date: 14:24 on 03 Dec 2004 Subject: Re: Apple Mail view options (or lack of) Paul Mison wrote: > > While I'm in a good muttering mood, a mail application that put > iTunes-esque arrows in the mailbox window would be nice. Want to see all > emails with the subject "V1@GR4"? Just click here! Everything you've > ever sent to firstname.lastname@example.org? One click away. It'll never happen, I tell > you. Too damned useful. > Thunderbird does this quite nicely with click subject, click the thread button and voila instant threaded mail :-) Or you could just click the subject and then sort by subject (two clicks) or sender, sort by sender and get the same result. But threaded topics is much cooler. Paul.
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