[Alpine-info] Proposal for folder history/collection change
hubert at washington.edu
Tue Apr 1 09:31:55 PDT 2008
On Tue, 1 Apr 2008, Wolfgang.Friebel at desy.de wrote:
> A nice new feature in alpine is keeping the history of visited mail folders
> within a collection and browsing through the list using the arrow keys.
> That required the introduction of CTRL-N/P for changing the collections.
> My previous proposal to use in addition PgUp/Dn for changing the collections
> was not taken and now seems also impractical to me. Maybe a different
> approach would work:
> If I browse to the begin or end of the folder history the next key press
> could me take to the previous or next collection. There again the history
> could be walked up and down or if no history for that collection does exist
> yet to just display the new collection with the folder part left empty.
> This resembles the behaviour of keys in some shells and should be familiar at
> least to the Linux/UNIX folks.
> Is this an acceptable proposal?
This does seem like a nice idea. We don't have any free cycles to work on
it at the moment but we hope we can get to it. Thanks.
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