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Anthony Moore4 Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)

First of all what happened to the Community Discussions segregated by software instead of just hardware?

 

Anyway, something annoying me in Lion Mail is being unable to snap to the top of my Inbox like you would on an iPhone by simply clicking the top bar. Instead I have to scroll, scroll, scroll. Or use the scroll bar but I have to start scrolling first just to make the thing appear.

 

Is there a better way to do this simple act? A buddy suggested using the Home button which was a good idea but I have a stubby Apple Wireless Keyboard and it does not have a Home button. Tried re-mapping the functionless F5 key but doesn't seem to be an easy way to that either.

 

Suggestions? Must be a better way.....

 

Thanks.


iMac, Mac OS X (10.7)
  • stevenfromryde Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Anthony, I'm with you and feel sure we aren't the only ones! I stopped filing my emails in folders years ago so my inbox is large. Apple's Mail search (especially now in Lion) enables me to find emails easily. However, after such a search there is no quick way (that I can find) to go straight to the top of the list.

    Help please!

  • captfred Level 7 Level 7 (26,270 points)

    One option is to restore the classic layout with the column sorts.  Mail > Preferences > Viewing tab > check "use classic layout".

     

    Regards,

    Captfred

  • slowcoach65 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Maybe I've misuderstood; don't you just click the "Sort by date" tab and choose ascending or descending?

     

    Cheers,

     

    Andy

  • stevenfromryde Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    captfred:

    1. I had the same issue with Mail in Snow Leopard so don't believe this will provide a solution.

    2. I like the new version, I paid for the new version, people who select 'retro version' IMHO are luddites

    3. Thank you for taking the tine to reply however!

    Steve

  • stevenfromryde Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    slowcoach65:

    thank you also for replying but this is not the problem. I hardly ever sort other than by date but I have >18,000 emails in my inbox and if a search leaves me a couple of thousand down the list there doesn't seem to be a way to 'snap' back to the top. I just have to scroll, scroll, scroll. Not the most arduous task, I'll admit and, after the first scroll, the scroll bar (or whatevber it's called now) appears and I can drag it to the top. It would be so much more "Apple" tho' for there to be a shortcut a la iPhone tapping the menu bar to return to the top.

    Perhaps there is and I haven't found it.

    anyone... Buehler...

  • Anthony Moore4 Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)

    I did find two reasonable solutions until Apple implements an iPhone'esque snap to top...

     

    1. If you have a regular keyboard, your Home key will take you to the top of the Inbox.

     

    2. If you're like me and have an Apple stubby keyboard....it does not have a Home key. So, a friend turned me to this little program called "Touch Up" and is what I'm using and it works well. It puts a little icon in the top menu bar (i.e. the very top bar that contains your wi-fi icon) and clicking that icon is like pressing the Home key. If you're scrolled way down a web page it'll take you to the top of the web browser...or as in our case....if you're in your Inbox and you click the icon it'll take you to the top of the Inbox. Not quite as elegant as what we're looking for but good enough to no longer be a problem....

     

    http://www.platkusworld.com/?page_id=21

  • stevenfromryde Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Anthony. Thank you. I had to make space in my menu bar for the icon but it works a treat. I'm a happy camper now.

    Steve

  • Anthony Moore4 Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)

    Glad to hear. Thanks for the feedback. Was wondering if it was helpful for you.

  • odelljamie Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    If your keyboard doesn't have dedicated home/end buttons -- you can use Fn-Left Arrow for Home and Fn-Right Arrow for End.  This works for the inbox.  So no special software required.

  • mattkingmonkey Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Odelljamie. That's  a great tip, works perfectly. Actually trying it out I accidently found a 5 yr old email from ex fiance. Anyway ...

  • Pasko79 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi there. I found a solution but it requires you to use automator. I've written a short appscript that works for me.

    You can then assign a keyboard shortcut for mail to activate it. (command and =) works very well IMO

     

    Here is the short applecript. Open up automator and create a new service for mail application (without input needed at the top) and dump this applescript...

     

    tell application "System Events"

                 keystroke "f" using {command down, option down}

              key code 53

              keystroke "1" using {command down}

              key code 115

    end tell

     

    or if that one doesn't work for you and you don't mind the window closing briefly use this one instead

     

     

    tell application "System Events"

                 keystroke "w" using {command down}

              keystroke "1" using {command down}

    end tell

  • Pasko79 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    slight mod in code to make it more reliable

     

    tell application "System Events"

              keystroke "f" using {command down, option down}

              key code 53

              keystroke "1" using {command down}

              delay 1

              key code 115

    end tell

  • bryankeen Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Function-left arrow.

    No monkeying around. Just works. (for me, at least)

  • Smurfslayer Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Or, using voice commands:

     

    "Move page to top"

     

    PRESTO!

     

    you're at the top (in mail too).

     

    Dave

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