keyboard navigation

Charles McNulty charles at
Wed Apr 26 19:12:24 CEST 2006

On Tue, 25 Apr 2006 14:26:07 -0400, Charles McNulty <charles at> wrote:
> Just checked in a couple more changes to keyboard navigation (my
> specialty).  You can now change the focus of the message in the message
> list by holding down control when using arrow key navigation.  It looks
> great in Firefox, but not so great in IE.  If there are any CSS wizards
> out there that want to take a look at this, feel free.  The new class
> used is in mail.css (#messagelist tr.focused td).
> Also there were two bugs that I fixed.  The first was that after you
> deleted (or moved) a message if you used the arrow keys to navigate you
> would still "select" the invisible message.  That invisible message is
> now properly skipped.  The second is that upon moving a message the next
> message was not selected.  It now is.. unless it was the last message in
> the list.  I'll address that ASAP.
> -Charles

Naturally in making these changes I created a handful of other bugs.  The largest of which was that you couldn't delete or move multiple messages.  this is now fixed in CVS.  Also, moving or deleting the last message now behaves a bit more predictably by selecting the previous message.  I ignore the fact that a couple of seconds later a new message appears beneath it.  I'm not convinced that that needs to be fixed.  Finally I fixed a bug where if you switch folders/mailboxes you lost all keyboard support.  Not sure if I introduced that bug recently or if it's older, but it's fixed now


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