#1627 accepted
Robert Brenstein

add view mode switch in the msg display window

Reported by Robert Brenstein | January 5th, 2017 @ 07:00 PM

It would be nice to be able to toggle between the text-only and html views when displaying incoming mail in its own window (not the preview pane). You have such a toggle in the mail composing window.

I am talking about an option to add such a switch to the window toolbar via the toolbar editor.

Reason for this request: I have the setting to prefer text format selected and it works fine, but I need to see some mails in their fully formatted glory. I am using the View->Message Body Parts->HTML menuitem to switch the view mode, of course. However, it is low in the submenu, so it is not a simple switch and I seem to be needing it often enough that this menu trip is becoming a chore.

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  • benny

    benny January 14th, 2017 @ 11:53 AM

    • State changed from “new” to “accepted”

    I would certainly recommend learning the keyboard shortcuts, but I know you are mouse-oriented user :)

    In theory, there could be more than 2 alternative formats. In practice, it's probably very rare with more than 2, but I have to consider it anyways.

    I do have something like this on my to do though (a segmented button in the headers view whenever alternatives exist).

  • Robert Brenstein

    Robert Brenstein January 20th, 2017 @ 05:20 PM

    Yes, a segmented button like "composition" with segments becoming active for available formats would be perfect. Icons could be just stylized first letters of each format.

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