Moving a Message with a Keystroke in Apple Mail

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by pilaftank, Jul 24, 2008.

  1. pilaftank macrumors newbie


    Jul 31, 2007
    San Carlos, California
    I've been using Eudora e-mail for more years than I care to admit, but I finally switched over to Apple Mail (v3.3 on 10.5). I have to say, Apple Mail is very good. However, there's one annoying thing I can't figure out.

    How do you setup Apple Mail to move a message from the Inbox into a specific folder with a single keystroke or single button click?

    It's possible to drag-and-drop a message into a folder, but that gets very tedious (and will lead to carpel tunnel pain), especially if you are going through dozens of messages. Sometimes after reading a message I simply delete it, but usually I want to move it into my "Done" folder in case I need to access the message again. Repetitive drag-and-drop to move each message into my "Done" folder is killing my wrist. A keystroke or button to move a message into my "Done" folder would be great.

    I tried to use Keyboard Shortcuts in System Preferences, but it doesn't seem possible. I looked at AppleScript, but I couldn't figure out how to trigger the script. I don't mind writing a script, but I prefer not to download 3rd party software for such a small task.
  2. soctechnologist macrumors member

    Jan 31, 2008
    I don't use it myself, but the Indev folks who do mailtags (which I do use) have Mail Act On, which should cover what you're looking for. If you decide you're willing to go with a 3rd party's a link:

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