#1826 ✓resolved
Martin McCallion

Messages always open in tabs

Reported by Martin McCallion | September 8th, 2017 @ 06:40 PM


Since the latest update (Version 1.9.7 (5412)) messages open in tabs when I double-click on them, instead of in a new window as they always did before. I prefer the old behaviour, but can't find a setting to switch it back.



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  • benny

    benny September 8th, 2017 @ 07:40 PM

    • State changed from “new” to “resolved”

    MailMate now respects the setting in the Dock preferences pane in System Settings. The one named “Prefer tabs when opening documents [...]”. Try changing that.

    Let me know if that does not help.

  • Martin McCallion

    Martin McCallion September 8th, 2017 @ 10:27 PM

    Thanks, that's fixed it right enough. Problem then is that there might be other applications wherein I want to have documents open in tabs, though frankly I can't think of one right now. Still, given the vast quantity of MailMate's settings, I'm surprised there isn't one to override this behaviour.

    But thanks again for your help.

  • benny

    benny September 9th, 2017 @ 01:27 PM

    Yeah, I'm probably just waiting for someone to request an override. In any case, the whole window handling system in MailMate could use a re-write to be more system friendly.

  • Maxim

    Maxim August 7th, 2023 @ 01:54 PM

    It would be nice to be able to create new messages and reply if MailMate opened a new window instead of a tab even if "prefer tabs when opening documents" is set to "Always" (same behavior like in Apple's built-in Mail app). Thanks.

  • Maxim

    Maxim August 8th, 2023 @ 11:05 AM

    I'm requesting an override here. :-)

  • Joseph P. Hillenburg

    Joseph P. Hillenburg May 27th, 2024 @ 11:07 PM

    For some reason, MailMate 6030 keeps opening items in tabs by default. How do I disable this? I have "Prefer tabs when opening documents" set to "Never."

  • benny

    benny May 29th, 2024 @ 01:19 PM

    @Joseph: I don't see any issues here. Does it happen in both full screen mode and window mode? Does it happen for any type of window or no matter how you open it? What is your macOS release?

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