I'm using 1.0 RC2 for reading my mail. To make the mousewheel really useful, I suggest activating the mail window, when the user choses an email with the left mouse button for reading. This way one could click on the interesting mails and scroll them using the mouse wheel. Currently the message list keeps the focus, so the mouse wheel scrolls the message list, what I find very confusing and not really helpful. At the moment I have to click on the message, then into the mail window, scroll it, and back again on the next message. I know there are already some open issues regarding "clicking" and "scrolling", but I think changing the focus is easy to do and would surely be what most users expect the MUA to do.
testing with a current trunk cvs build, Linux: i don't have to click in the message field to scroll there I select a msg in the list, then simply mouse over the message pane and wheel-scroll - and it scrolls. (gnome/sawfish) Which WM and theme are you using?
This works for me too (1.0RC2, with KDE 3.0). But this is exactly what I don't like: moving the mouse up and down do activate the message list window or the message window. Scrolling the message also doesn't work if the mouse pointer is over the message header. For browsing through a lot of messages I would really prefer to have my mouse over the message list window, click on a new message and then have the message text area automatically activated, so the text can be scrolled with the wheel.
in that case, this seems to work by design, and is not a bug. Personally i prefer that the page i mousewheel over is the one that scrolls. I also find it very convenient that i don't have to click in the pane to "activate" it.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 16 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
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