Re: [Evolution] Reuse same window

You know the responses here are confusing.  I asked about a standard practice in all other mailers I have used, and I am told to change how I've used GUI mailers for 7 years...  It is standard window programming to reuse the same resources if possible.

On Thu, 2001-09-20 at 23:14, NotZed wrote:
> > Simple, I have 24 mew message. 3 are important.  I click on the 3 I want
> > immediately.
> But you can only read 1 at a time anyway.
I mean I click on the messages as I go through them.  I often get 24-30 messages at once and need to read the important ones first.
> > > I'm sure most other people find it far more useful to be able to open up
> > > multiple message windows (by double-clicking or whatever method) rather
> > > than being forced to use one.
> > > 
> > 
> > I'd have to disagree.  This is the first mailer that I have ever tried
> > that behaves this way.  Some mailers have an option, but all default to
> > the reuse method.
> > 
> > You can test this with Netscape or Outlook for example.
> So if you have your screen and windows big enough to read a message, and
> click on the message list at the same time, why don you just make your 
> window bigger?  It contains the same full message as the popup window.
You are assuming alot here.  Most people have 14 inch monitors.  Having the pane preview in the same window means either a very small message, or a message list of 5-6 messages.  ON my workstation, I can tweak it, but on my laptop, or any of the other 3 monitors, it is not.

Most people I watch checking email do this, this include Suits, techs, and non-techs.  My wife for instance is on several lists, and rather than learn to sort or filter, she scans the subjects (sometimes she get 90 messages at a mail check). She clicks on the ones she wants as she goes through the list.  Her monitor was not big enough to have the preview pane, so she double clicks on the message and pops the note up.  When I gave her a bigger monitor and showed her the preview pane, she complained she could not see enough subject lines. 

Our Au Pair does the same in both Pegasus Mail, and Netscape..

Again, I stunned that people do not see this as the norm for windowed messages (as opposed to the preview pane).  I mean even a cheeseball destroy window, create new window would work (I swear there was a version of netscape that did that).

Zot O'Connor

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