#54 new
Thomas Hanke

Request: status bar, primarily to display link targets

Reported by Thomas Hanke | February 18th, 2011 @ 07:06 PM

I'd like to see a status bar or some other device to see where a link in an email leads to.
Actually, a hovering text would suffice.

Benny wanted to know what some cryptic hints of mine meant.

'open' vs 'open in background' Safari-style?

In Safari, the status bar displays 'Go to LINK', 'Open LINK in a new tab', 'Download LINK', etc. depending on the prefs and modifier keys pressed when you hover over a link.


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  • benny

    benny February 18th, 2011 @ 08:10 PM

    The status bar (or something equivalent) is a really good idea. I should
    have understood that the first time.


  • benny

    benny March 4th, 2011 @ 02:12 PM

    • State changed from “new” to “accepted”

    I just saw this general trick for WebViews in any application:

    defaults write com.freron.MailMate WebKitShowsURLsInToolTips -bool true

    It'll show a tooltip with the link after a second or so when hovering.

    The status bar is still a better idea, but the above may be useful until then.

  • benny

    benny May 4th, 2013 @ 07:53 AM

    • State changed from “accepted” to “resolved”

    See ticket #388 for a solution to the link display problem. A status bar is not yet implemented, but I'll close this for now even though I still plan to have a status bar for this and other purposes some day.

  • benny

    benny June 4th, 2018 @ 07:12 AM

    Just to be clear, the setting above should no longer be used. It doesn't work well with the headers view in MailMate which is now also based on a WebView. Here's how to disable it:

    defaults delete com.freron.MailMate WebKitShowsURLsInToolTips

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