[Gllug] email readers

Nix nix at esperi.org.uk
Mon Sep 15 00:23:51 UTC 2008

On 14 Sep 2008, Chris Bell said:

> On Sun 14 Sep, Nix wrote:
>> See, I'd find that interface nearly intolerable. If you can't get from
>> one mail to the next with a simple space, and if space/BS don't also
>> serve as pgdn/pgup in the email, and if the old and new email don't
>> occupy the same place on the screen, I simply get hit with sensory
>> overload and lose track of which emails I've got open at all.
>    Select the up or down triangles for the next or previous emails, each

What, mouse control only? That's multiple major muscle movements just to
move between emails? Ick.

> occupies the same space as the previous, but I can also drag any to a
> different part of the screen and continue from there, and/or open another
> window to view a different email. It is easy to refer to or compare with
> another.

Ah, I see. That's not quite so abominable. (Less abominable yet if there
are decent keyboard shortcuts.)

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