On Fri, 13 Jan 2006 06:03:33 +0100, John H Meyers <jhmeyers@xxxxxxx> wrote:
On Tue, 10 Jan 2006 11:56:19 -0600, Richard Grevers wrote:
This behaviour was changed a few versions back
after a lot of requests from users who didn't want
a proliferation of mail/news windows
(despite their browsing preference).
The logic is:
If a mail/news view currently has focus and you select another one,
it is assumed you don't want to read the current one any more.
Might have been better to have a separate "reuse" preference for mail
(what does Tommy Olsen think of that idea?)
I think that reusing any open mail tab that contains the same filter/group
you click on would fix the problem. (Replacing the current view with
another one isn't good if you explicitly say do NOT reuse, so that should
be fixed too..). The logic behind the current behaviour is flawed - if you
apply it to web-pages, you will invalidate the "reuse" setting completely.
To reuse the current tab you should probably use the mail dropdown menu
inside the tab to select which view to see in it.
- We'll see how this turns out since there are opinions inside Opera as
If the focus is on any other sort of page, a new view is opened.
Well, since much of the time I have *only* M2 tabs open,
this isn't possible :)
The only remaining bug is that if the requested view is already
open in another tab, the focus should jump to that
rather than a second copy being opened.
I wouldn't agree; one might want to open more than one message
at a time from some view, and this shouldn't be made difficult.
To view several messages from one view, you can double click each message
to "maximize" it (some other mailers call this "to read it", as if you
can't read it in the "Preview" pane...)
You can of course shift-click in the mail panel to force a new tab.
Hooray, this is far better and easier than what I'd been doing, thanks!
Shift+click works to open almost anything in a new tab :) Some people
enter an address in the current tab and press shift+enter to open a new
tab containing the address they wrote. The same goes for Search, Go to URL
etc in the hotclick menu. Generally anything that can be opened in a tab
can be Shift+clicked.