#643 new
Michael A Osborne

Open attachment from quick look view

Reported by Michael A Osborne | February 20th, 2014 @ 08:57 AM


Is it possible to use a keyboard shortcut to open attachments in MailMate? I'm using MailMate Version 1.7.2 (4031). I can use ⌘Y to open the quick look view, which is helpful. Unfortunately, the default OSX shortcut to open the document in its preferred application, ⌘↓, conflicts with MailMate's "advance to next message" command. Nonetheless, when I attempt to open .docx files in Quick Look via MailMate, ⌘↓ does open the document in Word, as desired. This is not true of any other filetype I have tried: image files (Preview), pdfs (Skim), .m (Sumblime Text 2). Is there anyway to either assign a non-conflicting key combination to this action, or, when quick look is open, to over-ride the MailMate default behaviour?

Many thanks! As with everybody else: I'm a big fan of MailMate, and am hugely appreciative of the support.


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  • Michael A Osborne

    Michael A Osborne February 20th, 2014 @ 10:02 AM

    I forgot to add: I'm using OSX 10.9.1.

  • benny

    benny February 22nd, 2014 @ 06:02 AM

    • State changed from “new” to “accepted”

    No, that is not currently possible. I don't know why ⌘↓ works for some types in Quick Look since MailMate is certainly not making it work. Maybe a Quick Look plugin can do it and then it only works for the plugins which support it…

    A “fix” for this should probably be a different shortcut than ⌘↓. I'm not sure how it should behave when Quick Look is not open (open all or popup a list for selection), but when using Quick Look it could open the currently displayed attachment.

  • Michael A Osborne

    Michael A Osborne February 22nd, 2014 @ 09:51 AM

    Dear Benny

    Mange tak (about the extent of my Danish, I'm sorry) for the response: much appreciated. If it helps, ⌘↓ also works for other Microsoft Office associated types.


  • Michael A Osborne

    Michael A Osborne March 29th, 2014 @ 04:41 PM

    A correction to my comments: ⌘↓ only works when the message is the last in the mailbox (that is, when there is no conflict). My inference that it worked for Microsoft Office types was incorrect.

  • benny

    benny March 31st, 2014 @ 11:02 AM

    • State changed from “accepted” to “fixcommitted”

    Thanks. I also realized that it's not really a Quick Look shortcut. It's a Finder shortcut which is just activated when in Quick Look as well (just like when MailMate moves to the next message).

    I've played a bit with this and now MailMate uses ⌘→ to open attachments. When Quick Look is active then only the currently displayed item is opened. When Quick Look is not active then MailMate opens all attachments of the currently selected message (that might be a bad idea, but I'll see what kind of feedback it generates).

  • Michael A Osborne

    Michael A Osborne March 31st, 2014 @ 03:35 PM

    Tusind tak! Has this update been released? I have 4132, currently.

    Finally, a correction to my previous correction: ⌘↓ does seem to work for both Microsoft Office types and the last message in a mailbox.

  • benny

    benny March 31st, 2014 @ 08:52 PM

    Sorry, I'm not yet sure when the next test version is going to be available.

  • Michael A Osborne

    Michael A Osborne March 31st, 2014 @ 09:57 PM

    Understood; thanks for confirming.

  • Michael A Osborne

    Michael A Osborne April 1st, 2014 @ 09:15 AM

    I am thrilled about the new openAttachments command in 4139, thanks again! However, ⌘→ conflicts with the OSX standard 'move caret to the end of line' command. I am not sure what the default should be; I'm using ^v as it stands.

  • benny

    benny April 1st, 2014 @ 10:01 AM

    You are right. This is a bad key binding. Maybe ⌘↩ could work well (↩ opens a message and opening attachments is kind of related).

  • Michael A Osborne

    Michael A Osborne April 1st, 2014 @ 10:04 AM

    ⌘↩ sounds like a good idea.

  • benny

    benny October 15th, 2014 @ 03:32 PM

    • State changed from “fixcommitted” to “fixreleased”

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