Yosemite and Mail sort problem

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by mjfarsi, Nov 10, 2014.

  1. mjfarsi macrumors member

    Feb 1, 2005

    I typically have a few-hundred items in my Mail inbox. Prior to upgrading to Yosemite, when I had an email highlighted and clicked either "From" or "Subject" Mail would sort all of the email by that corresponding field and jump down to all of the messages that fit that criteria.

    After the upgrade, I can still obviously sort, but for example, if I sort by name, the view doesn't "jump", meaning all the A's come to the top and I have to scroll down to find the highlighted message.

    This is a bit annoying and slows me down quite a bit in terms of productivity, ie reading all the messages from a particular person or from a particular chain.

    Does anyone know how to toggle this back?
  2. snorkelman macrumors 6502a


    Oct 25, 2010
    dont think there is a toggle

    once you've set the sort to 'from'

    go to the view menu, choose Select then Next message in conversation

    That should move focus to the next message by that person (ie the one just after the one that was selected at time you did the 'sort by from')
  3. mjfarsi thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 1, 2005
    Thanks but that definitely doesn't fix the problem. I really would like to get it back to the way it was.
  4. x77686d macrumors newbie

    Dec 22, 2014
  5. mikeleawilson macrumors newbie

    Feb 15, 2015
    It's annoying me too :( Thanks x77686d for the tip about using the up/down keys. That helps, but I would certainly prefer the old behaviour. I have also sent feedback to Apple in the hope of getting them to reinstate it.

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