If renaming a folder can claim a function key, we should allow for such a key for checking mail (inherently more useful) Outlook/Outlook Express use F5 Lotus Notes/Ximian Evolution use F9 F5 and possibly F9 as well would be nice (I still hit F9 out of reflex after spending a few years relying on Notes daily).
really, its an enhancement... Scott, I'd be glad to write the patch for this, just assign it back to me if you'd prefer that
I'd probably be interested in a windows only patch that uses F5. I seem to remember OSX folks getting mad about our apps stealing function keys. So use #ifdef XP_WIN in the XUL for F5. Thanks Mike.
oops and I guess F9 on linux since that's what ximian does...using the xul pre-processor to ifdef it there too.
not a 0.6 stopper but will take a patch if it happens before 0.6.
Created attachment 148710 [details] [diff] [review] Patch I think this does the trick. Apologies if mconner was working on this, but it looked like it slipped off the radar and is something that was bugging me :).
fixed thanks for the patch
scott: F9 in linux 20041124 build works but F5/F9 on win32 20041124 build does not. its not my impression from the comments that this was a linux only fix.
F5 is working for me on windows. weird! i see text in the status bar saying No New messages after I press F5. F9 should not work on linux. That's windows only.
i see what my problem was. The "...no new messages..." text was already present initially so was unable to recognize if a Get was sent. F5 works for me. Verified on 20041124 builds