esc key in Mail to close open message?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Wingnut330, Jun 29, 2008.

  1. Wingnut330 macrumors 6502a

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    #1
    Hello all,

    Is there a way to have the esc key close the mail message I am currently reading?
     
  2. bartelby macrumors Core

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    Any particular reason for using esc?
    What's wrong with :apple:+w?
     
  3. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Probably because that's the way Outlook works on Windows...
     
  4. Wingnut330 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Didn't even know that existed. But that's 2 keys instead of one.

    Exactly. I'm just used to Outlook and Notes (argh). So I was curious if there was a one key option. Is there?
     
  5. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Well you can use System Preferences->Keyboard & Mouse->Keyboard Shortcuts to create new shortcuts. The menu item you want is "Close". Unfortunately you can't set a shortcut to be Escape only, but you could set it to command-escape. Close, but no cigar I'm afraid.
     

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