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asked 2013-12-26 14:15:21 +0300

Malakim gravatar image

updated 2014-10-23 16:44:31 +0300

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Hi,

one thing i really miss in the email client is the possibility to navigate to the next and previous mail. Currently I have to go back to the list of messages and select the next one to read. Having navigation buttons /gestures for this would speed up email handling.

Maybe it's already possible, but I haven't found the way to do it.

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I think you are right. There is no option. Would be a good feature (existed on the N9).

Neo ( 2013-12-26 14:19:51 +0300 )edit

I would also love to have this feature. Had it on webOS and my Lumia. WOuld be great to have it in Sailfish

hwesselmann ( 2013-12-26 15:14:57 +0300 )edit

Would be nice, but it kinda breaks the paradigm that swiping back = going back to previous screen. Perhaps as a pulley menu entry?

Orologiaio ( 2013-12-26 17:45:18 +0300 )edit
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Pulley menu, up/down swipe or something else. All I know is that email reading on Jolla is quite cumbersome compared to my iOS devices.

Malakim ( 2013-12-26 20:32:38 +0300 )edit
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A navigation bar like the one in the browser with prev. / next / reply options would be nice

donaggio ( 2013-12-27 12:41:05 +0300 )edit

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answered 2014-01-03 14:13:49 +0300

mike7b4 gravatar image

Sorry this is not an answer but comment is to long.

Its not a simple issue it seems people has not really thought how this will look in reality? All options given is bad IMHO.

For example there already is upto 4 top menu items so I don't think its good add more options in pulley... more than five menu options in top is no go.

But it is definitivly an issue that there is no prev/next and it need to be solved in some way... Question is were it can be?

all below is not good but just give my opinions on them:

  1. Add next/prev top menu (very bad there already is 4)

  2. Add next/prev in bottom menu (could work because bottom not user right now)

  3. Add icons to toppanel (will look ugly/hack)

  4. Add icons at bottom (will look like a ugly/hack)

  5. Add prev/next icon same way as browser only show when (not sure I like that behave.

  6. Swipe right for next and add mailinfo to pulleymenu instead? But again to many menuoptions is bad. And where should prev be?

  7. Get rid of bottom menu and goto next if reach end of message?

None of above will be good. But the best choice seems to be 2: Add next/prev in bottom menu Simply because when mail read you probadlyy want to go to next mail. If not well swipe right or select "goto top" in bottom pulley menu? eg: botttom menmu should have (goto top/goto next/goto prev)

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To be honest, I would prefer NOT having it in a pulley menu at all - I find them extremely slow and cumbersome to work with. I would much prefer a gesture to navigate back and forth - or in worst case buttons like in the browser.

Malakim ( 2014-01-03 14:18:07 +0300 )edit

If the message is of the longer sort, a bottom menu won't be any faster than going through the list, IOW it's not reliably useful. That said, I have no great ideas either :)

sp3000 ( 2014-01-03 14:39:17 +0300 )edit

Thanks for the suggestions so far, we have tried several approaches, but unfortunately none is good enough, we'll keep listening and researching about this.

VDVsx ( 2014-01-07 11:42:08 +0300 )edit

Hi VDVsx - have there been any further experiments to find a workable solution for this ?

Malakim ( 2014-07-02 22:25:27 +0300 )edit
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answered 2014-10-22 23:29:40 +0300

Cristian Magherusan-Stanciu gravatar image

updated 2014-10-22 23:33:00 +0300

Here's what I suggest:

When tapping on a message you would enter a "reading mode" where you only have a pulley menu and the back swipe is disabled.

Then you could do side swipes to get next/previous messages when not zoomed in, much like in other major mobile OSes, and the only way out of that view would be through the an action from the pulley menu.

The message details that now has the swipe left would just become a pulley action, or if possible it could be expanded from the message title, I think the information is not valuable enough to worth a swipe gesture.

The Forward/Reply pulley actions could be combined, so we wouldn't have to increase the pulley menu.

It would then open the compose view. The default would be the reply mode, which it would populate the "To" field with the "reply-to" email address, but the text should be pre-selected so the user could easily delete it or replace it with another one, thus getting the "Forward" behavior.

There should be a pulley option that would provide the "Reply all" functionality, populating all the email addresses.

The saving of drafts should be implicit, they should be saved by default on every significant change so the entry can be removed from the pulley in order to make room for the "Reply all".

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I like this suggestion - seems well though out and useable.

Malakim ( 2014-10-23 17:51:07 +0300 )edit
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