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Further to my message, I have since learned that, in addition to simply deleting a message which automatically displays the next message, you can press Ctrl-< and Ctrl-> to view the previous and next messages, respectively.
Please review the above commands carefully; otherwise, you will miss the normally unspoken less-than and greater-than characters.
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Mary Otten
Sent: December 2, 2017 6:20 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] preview pane in Outlook or Thunderbird??
Thank you, Rod. I did see your message and saved it. I don’t have window eyes on my new machine, but I do have jaws and NVDA.
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On Dec 2, 2017, at 2:13 PM, Rod Hutton <email@example.com> wrote:
I'm not sure whether this made it to the list, and so I just thought I'd send it again.
Please let me know if I can help in any way with Outlook.
From: Rod Hutton
Sent: December 2, 2017 6:13 AM
To: 'main@TechTalk.groups.io' <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: RE: [TechTalk] preview pane in Outlook or Thunderbird??
I use Outlook in Office 365, and I can whiz through messages which open as soon as you delete the one you're reading.
I haven't configured the preview pane since, coming from using Window-Eyes, and, indeed, continuing to use it, the Window-Eyes Outlook Enhance app always turns it off automatically.
The key is to set up Outlook to load the next or previous message automatically, depending on how you sort them in your current folder.
Since I sort my messages by subject, and then by date, with oldest at the bottom, I set up Outlook in the Outlook Mail Options to load the previous message automatically, and so this loads the newest message as soon as I delete it using the Outlook hotkey Ctrl-D.
As for reading the current message automatically, I use a Window-Eyes Cursor key definition for the cursor key Ctrl-D to execute the read to end command, and this just reads the next loaded message after you manually delete the current one.
With Jaws, the automatic reading of messages is set up using the quick verbosity dialog, accessed with Insert-V.
That's all there is to it, although, I admit, perhaps it may sound a
little complicated. (smile)
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On
Behalf Of Mary Otten
Sent: December 1, 2017 9:12 AM
Subject: [TechTalk] preview pane in Outlook or Thunderbird??
I have come from a Windows xp machine using a very old email client,
and I have also used the Mac native email client in its classic view.
Both of these have the distinction of being able to use a single
keystroke to get to a preview pane where you can read much of, and
sometimes all of, an email message, without having to open the message
and start a say all, then close the message and delete it. I find the
preview pane to be a more efficient means of dealing with a lot of
email. I have both Outlook from Office 16, which I haven't even looked
at yet, because I figure it is seriously complicated, and Thunderbird,
latest release version. Is there a way in either of these clients to
have them open with focus either in the inbox, or at least on the
folder preview of available boxes for a given account, then let you
get into the inbox and have a preview pane available with one press of
the tab key? Also, in T-bird, it always opens to the tool bar with the
inbox tab selected. I would prefer that it open with the inbox tree
view in focus, not that useless tab. More wasted keystrokes. Is there
a way to make this happen?\