Mail.app message window now has extra annoying control

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by nicwolff, Sep 28, 2010.

  1. nicwolff macrumors newbie

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    My Mail.app message windows now have an annoying additional control to the right of the "Subject" field, which pops a menu that lets me select additional Address fields to show, and a Priority field. It looks like this:

    http://angel.net/~nic/mefi/Mail.app message window.png

    and it selected –*out of order for extra annoying! –*when you hit "Tab" in the Subject field, or shift-Tab in the body area.

    I know this thing didn't used to be there, because I didn't used to hate Mail.app... how can I make it go away?
     
  2. LPZ macrumors 65816

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    I think that control is now a standard part of Mail. At least, I have it using Mail Version 4.3 (1081) on OS X 10.6.4.

    But for me, the control is never part of the tab or shift-tab cycle. If I press tab from the subject field the message body field comes next.

    I didn't see any preferences within Mail to enable the behavior you are seeing. So I'm wondering---have you installed any third-party Mail plugins? Anything in ~/Library/Mail/Bundles, where ~ denotes your home folder?
     
  3. nicwolff thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Good thought - but I only have GrowlMail installed, and removing it didn't change the tab behavior.

    AH! If everyone has this control, maybe I just never noticed it because I wasn't tabbing to it?

    Yes —*I had "All controls" selected under "press Tab to move keyboard focus between" on the Keyboard prefs pane! Maybe I hit Ctrl-fn-7 at some point by accident.

    Thank you!
     
  4. LPZ macrumors 65816

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    You're welcome. Wasn't aware that such a keyboard option even existed!
     

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