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Deselect a messageHi!
When i have selected a message (mail, feed etc) in a folder, there seems to be no way to deselect it if the list of messages is going from top to bottom. If the list of messages (in the selected folder) is not "full", i can click below the list, and the message area shows "No message selected". Otherwise, I cannot find anywhere to click to deselect the message.
This is very annoying whenever I am revisiting a folder, and my last selected message gets selected, and I get scrolled down beneath that message in the list. Have I ever read an old message, i must manually scroll to the top to see newer messages.
The scrolling and remembering of the last selected message would be OK, if only there was a way to deselect (close) a selected message, even when the list of messages is full.
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Also note that the ctrl + click to select/deselect an item in the list to add/remove it from the selection isn't an arbitrary way of doing it. It's pretty much standard for lists across programs and across operating systems. Shift + click selects a range (adjusting the selection from the nearest selected item to the one you shift-clicked on). "Menu -> page -> select all" (or ctrl + a) works to select all items.
But, the problem here is that Opera doesn't give you an option to always focus the top/bottom of the list so that you don't have to do the deselect trick.
I have not yet tested it, but will, and hope it will work.
Ctrl + click might seem logical, but I couldn't figure it out. An even more common way to deselect something in programs and operating systems is to click somewhere else, which works in this case, but only if your list is short enought to not fill the screen. I was also looking for a little close button (an x) somewhere in the top right of the message, but there is none.
The always scroll functionality might seem annoying, but I guess I can learn to always deselect my messages now that I know how to.
When I re-enter a folder or label, the previously selected message gets selected again, even though I deselected it before leaving the folder. This means that I get scrolled down to that message again, which is as previously stated very annoying.
Originally posted by krasse:
When I re-enter a folder or label, the previously selected message gets selected again, even though I deselected it before leaving the folder.
Can't confirm this myself.