Shortcuts

 There are a number of key equivalents in the application which were designed to ease repetitive tasks or provide additional functionality unobtrusively. The following is a partial attempt at documenting these. (Reminder: the "Command" key has the small clover and Apple icon on it; the Option key is also known as the Alt key):


In this context...

do this...

in order to...

Message or address list

shift-down arrow or shift-up arrow

Extend a selection by one item


type any key (A-Z)

Select an item whose name starts by...


Command-click

Select discontiguous items


Shift-command-click (OS 9)
Shift-click (OS X)

Select a range of items


Command-option-click outside of a selected item

Move around the lists in "hand" mode


Narrow the list header for dates

Display dates in short format


Use up-down arrows when in mail body or msg list

View previous/next message


Space bar

Scroll down current message, then view next unread message


Shift-space bar

Scroll up current message, then view previous unread message


Click on the "Eye" icon, near the horizontal scroll bar

Show the "View only" toolbar (narrows down a list)


Option-click on a message

See a message's full headers


Drag column headers

Move column positions around


Option-drag column headers

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Message window displaying a received message

control <- or ->

go to previous / next message


control shift <- or ->

go to previous / next unread message


control option <- or ->

delete current message and go to previous / next message


control shift option <- or ->

delete current message and go to previous / next unread message



Note: You may use command [ or ] instead control <- or ->, but variants with shift and option keys might not work with non US keyboards




Recipient field of an outgoing message

Command- up or down- arrow

Toggle between To, CC and BCC




Text body

Option-tab

Move cursor out up to the subject field


Command up- or down- arrow

Move cursor to top or bottom of text


Command left- or right- arrow

Move cursor to left or right end of line


Option left- or right- arrow

Move cursor to previous or next word


shift-arrow

Extend the selection




Address book

Enter

Edit the selected recipients


Command-Enter

add the selected items as "To:" recipients of the current message (or of a new message if none is open)




Other notes

Command-S

Saves the current message as draft; in Setup windows, saves the current settings




PowerMail startup

Command-Option

Open the PowerMail First Aid dialog


Shift-Command-Option

Open PowerMail using another user environment, or to create a new user environment

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