Rename flags - Mail

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by BLACKFRIDAY, Jun 16, 2011.

  1. mrapplegate macrumors 68030

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    #2
    By rename do you actually mean change the color of the flags? If so not possible.

    Oops, I see they spell the color. Either way, not possible yet. Not sure it will ever be.
     
  2. BLACKFRIDAY thread starter macrumors regular

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    Not the colour. I just need to rename them so that I can actually use them. :|

    This is weird.
     
  3. mrapplegate macrumors 68030

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    One of the flaws of Apple's flags. I thought there was a third party app that allowed this though? I know it is not an idea solution.
     
  4. BLACKFRIDAY thread starter macrumors regular

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    I think I got it:

    Code:
    TI_UK-iMac:~ BLACKFRIDAY$ defaults write ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.mail.plist "FlagNames" -dict \
    > "0" -string "High Priority" \
    > "1" -string "Work" \
    > "2" -string "Hold" \
    > "3" -string "Misson Accomplished" \
    > "4" -string "See Later" \
    > "5" -string "S.T.F.U." \
    > "6" -string "Useless"
    To change the default flag, use:
    [1] is the second flag (the orange one)

    Code:
    TI_UK-iMac:~ BLACKFRIDAY$ defaults write ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.mail.plist \ "FlagColorToDisplay" 1
     
  5. mrapplegate macrumors 68030

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    There you go even easier. Fix it yourself.
     
  6. BLACKFRIDAY thread starter macrumors regular

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    Oh! Thanks so much.
     
  7. heartm00d macrumors newbie

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    Mail Help

    Mail Help says: "In the sidebar, double-click a flag and then type a new name. For example, double-click Red and then type Urgent."But I don't see flags in the sidebar...
     
  8. dcorban macrumors 6502a

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    When you have at least one message flagged, the sidebar will contain an entry named "Flagged", which, when selected, will show all flagged messages. If you click the small arrow to the left of "Flagged" to expand the entry, it will then show each colour of flag on its own. You can then double click the colour name and rename it like you would anything else.
     
  9. baryon macrumors 68040

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    Take a few messages and flag them with various colors. The flags will appear in sidebar. Rename them in the sidebar. Done.
     
  10. heartm00d macrumors newbie

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    Thanks!!!

    Yes, you have to use more than one flag color, to see them expandable in the sidebar! Thank you all!
     
  11. tlmurray macrumors newbie

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    Has this behavior changed in Mavericks? A double-click of a flag does nothing. (I have not tried the Terminal approach.)
     

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