[Alpine-info] Re: Re: How to quell offer to advance to next thread
on down arrow???
jtwdyp at ttlc.net
Thu Jan 1 13:17:42 PST 2009
It would appear that on Dec 29, Eduardo Chappa did say:
>On Tue, 30 Dec 2008, Joe(theWordy)Philbrook wrote:
>:) Thanks for the suggestion Eduardo...
>:) Trouble is that causes alpine to assume I do want to automatically read
>:) the next thread and therefore it won't ask. What I need for it to do is
>:) to assume that I NEVER want to be moved to the next thread unless I
>:) used tab to find the next new...
>Right, I understand what your problem is. The reason why I suggested what
>I did was because in essenece "Down arrow" followed by "Up arrow" would be
>faster than "down arrow" press "n" to "no" to cancel. After 2 years, it
>may become second nature ;).
Well I suppose it is at least fast, and wouldn't take long to become 2nd
nature. Only real drawback I can see is that when dealing with several
SHORT threads in a row (each having only 1 or 2 messages) I could easily
have overshot by more than one thread... with the way my brain works (or
doesn't work as the case may be) I could lose track of where I am this
>The only workaround that I see is to patch the code to avoid the question
Yeah, I suspect so. But even though you do a lot to make it easy for
novices to learn to apply patches, they don't make for much of a
solution to me. I multi-boot a variety of linux distributions. But I'm
very dependent on their various package management systems (for which I
depend ob their officially sanctioned repositories.) I have also had
poor results with all attempts to become proficient at compiling my
own software. I did one time compile my own copy of pine. But when I
tried to repeat the process with another distro I failed miserably.
So I think I shall try to get used to next automatically advancing to
the next thread, and hopefully I'll remember to pay attention so so that
I don't loose track of where I am... If I can't get used to it I'll just
have to uncheck the option and go back to having to say no a lot...
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