Remove Preview in Email

Discussion in 'iPad' started by gregggoldy, May 28, 2010.

  1. gregggoldy macrumors newbie

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    I want to remove preview completely in email.

    In email settings, I changed lines of preview to zero, which only controls the list on the left. However, the ipad still previews one entire email in the split screen.

    I just want to see my inbox and only open an email when I click on it. This drives me nuts when I delete an email I just read, it takes me into another email that I do not want to read yet. Make sense?
     
  2. gregggoldy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Answering my own post

    My IT guy called Apple and they said that for right now, this is the only way to view mail.

    If anyone knows otherwise, please let me know - thank you!
     
  3. deenybird macrumors regular

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    i agree completely. How can they not have thought of this? Whilst trying to dazzle us with a faux split screen, they overlooked this major annoyance.

    I want to open my emails when I click on them, and not a second before.
     
  4. gatearray macrumors 65816

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    Well personally, I enjoy not having to click the next/previous buttons while going through my mail, it seems like the vast majority of users would find this functionality both convenient and natural. If I don't want to see the last email standing, I simply back out to the top level and choose a different account or folder, or just hit the home button to exit the app altogether.
     
  5. dcsatt macrumors member

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    I am not flaming, and I respect your opinion, but I cannot for the life of me understand its basis.

    I have never considered it to be an issue, and I fail to see how your preference would be more beneficial.

    Why do you want it this way? Is it privacy or aesthetics?

    I mean, if it's not a gripe about functionality, it's similar to complaining that there's no option to change the color of Safari's menu bar. To each his own, and all, but I don't think it warrants a critique of Apple.

    However, you may have a very good reason for your preference, and I also respect that there are things I don't know.
     
  6. CarboysDesire macrumors 6502a

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    I agree with the OP. I want the option. I am used to how my iPhone shows mail and I prefer that.
     
  7. FullSky macrumors member

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    I also agree with the OP. I don't want to see the contents of an email as I am deleting it.
     
  8. raremage macrumors 6502a

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    No need, I routinely delete emails with either a left swipe/delete or by selecting multiple messages and deleting them. I don't have to rely on reading any of them.

    Maybe I'm too easygoing, but I don't let something like this bug me - I just mark it as unread and continue on my day.
     
  9. JulianL macrumors 65816

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    So it's not just me that doesn't get this two-pane thing.

    When I want to look at my inbox and decide what email to process next then all I want to see the list of messages (sender, subject and date/time). When I've decided what message to deal with then I want to focus on the contents of that message and nothing else.

    This split screen format is the worst of both worlds, when scanning my inbox I get too narrow a view of the message list because that preview pane is taking up half the space and when I go to look at a message I get too narrow a view of the message because the message list is taking up half the space (unless I keep rotating the device which is a pain).

    It's not just Apple by the way. If you log into GMail from an iPad then GMail detects that it's an iPad and tries to be clever and present a page layout that is specially "optimised" for the iPad. I think you can guess the rest (yup, side by side message list and preview pane).

    - Julian
     
  10. FullSky macrumors member

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    Actually, I didn't know you could do a swipe/delete to do that. That's a great tip! Thanks!!

    However, swipe/delete only seems to work for individual emails.

    How do you select multiple messages to delete without still seeing a preview of each as you select them.
     
  11. Mezzo43 macrumors member

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    Hit the edit button while you see the previews of your email. Then, little circles will appear next to each email. Tap each circle for the emails that you want to delete as a group. Then hit the delete button at the bottom.
     
  12. FullSky macrumors member

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    But I don't want to see the preview.
     
  13. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    Just don't click on any email, go straight for the "edit" button.
     
  14. Kobra macrumors regular

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    I agree with the OP. As I'm one of the few that has a iPad in my country I get to demo it alot. I constantly have to remember what mail I have as my first in the inbox view before I show the e-mail app. Not cool :(
     
  15. ajones46 macrumors 6502

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    You both missed what he was doing. He wasn't agreeing, he was mocking the OP because he thought it seemed pointless, not wanting to see an email that you're deleting.
     
  16. FullSky macrumors member

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    What I meant was, I don't want to see the preview when I am deleting an email, which is what I thought the OP was originally asking about.

    Yes, clicking Edit shows all the emails in the list and there is no preview. But, as soon as you select an email to delete, a preview of it appears.

    Am I misunderstanding this thread?
     
  17. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    Huh, you are right, I never reallly noticed that!

    I see how it could be kind of annoying, but nothing I can't live with. Not sure why Apple would do it this way, but not seeing any real harm in it, either.
     
  18. gregggoldy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Just to clarify: In ipad email, there is always one email open, no matter what. If I delete that email, it opens the next email - whether I want to read it or not.

    I just want a list of my inbox and I can choose whether or not to open an email.
     
  19. Hammie macrumors 65816

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    I really like the split screen but have to agree that I wish it had the option on how the e-mails get selected. There are some e-mails I would rather wait to open and not be forced to have opened by the app.

    Granted this is a minor gripe and most probably won't care nor have they even noticed, but it is something I noticed on day one.

    BTW, I still love my iPad and would not give it up for anything.
     
  20. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    Weird, that's not how it works for me. When I first go into an inbox, no email is selected, and the preview pane is blank, with a message like "no message selected" on it.

    EDIT: ok, just did some testing, seems once you select a message in an inbox, that message remains selected the next time you return to that inbox. If you empty out an inbox, which I do quite often, then the next time I get new messages in that inbox, no message is selected until I click on one.
     
  21. Peace macrumors Core

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    All you have to do is turn the iPad to portrait view and the previews go away.
     
  22. Blorzoga macrumors 68030

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    For chrissake, if you don't want to see the email that you are about to delete then dont look at it. It sounds like you have some ocd issues or somthing. Who gives a rats ass whether or not they see the email they're about to delete. Waa waa waaa it previews the email. So what? Get over it.
     
  23. Blorzoga macrumors 68030

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    Maybe the OP should stick to a blackberry. It seems to fit the bill
     
  24. FWW macrumors regular

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    +1
     
  25. Hammie macrumors 65816

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    Little harsh, don't you think?

    If you don't like his post, don't respond.
     

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