[Opera 12] Mail layout change?

  • i have the mail view like this:

    http://i.imgur.com/50ok1Gg.jpg

    but now i need to use the panel on the right side, the problem is,
    i have to move my mouse now every time all the way to the left, to choose an email from the list.
    is there a way, maybe through editing the skin.ini, to get the mail list on the right side too?

    cheers

  • Not certain if there is a way; if there is the file you'd have to edit is widgets.yml in the ui folder.

  • hm, i didnt find any obvious entry. any ideas?

  • Do you use comp?

  • I understand your pain. I had a thread about his a few years back. Basically I am right handed so I like my menus on the right whenever possible. I don't get how people can stand moving their mouse all the way to the left all the time, but convention says menus go on the left because we read from left to right or some foolishness like that.

    Anyway, there seems to be no way to do what you want. My work around was to right click on whatever mail tab you have open, select restore, you will get a little minimized page in the upper left. Go ahead and resize it and drag it wherever you want. Opera will pretty closely remember where you had it when you close and reopen. You can also put a zoom slider tool to enlarge the text if need be. There is also a fit to width option in the mail settings. Pretty cool

  • exactly.

    but that doesnt sound too good then, damn..

    right click on whatever mail tab you have open, select restore, you will get a little minimized page in the upper left. Go ahead and resize it and drag it wherever you want. Opera will pretty closely remember where you had it when you close and reopen.

    never thought of that, great idea. at least now better than before.
    thanks!

    --

    another thing, where to change the width of the actual mail size?
    when i open a mail, a tab opens, but the mail is show in the middle.
    if i have pictures attached, i want to see them the whole tab width.

  • Mail formatting is controlled by one of the style files - for plain text messages. If it is an HTML message, then you may be out of luck.

    I don't really know either YAML (to modify the layout of the mail window) or CSS, but at least CSS we should have lots of people around who can help. Look for mime.css, that's the file for mail messages.

  • exactly.
    but that doesnt sound too good then, damn..

    right click on whatever mail tab you have open, select restore, you will get a little minimized page in the upper left. Go ahead and resize it and drag it wherever you want. Opera will pretty closely remember where you had it when you close and reopen.

    never thought of that, great idea. at least now better than before.
    thanks!

    another thing, where to change the width of the actual mail size?
    when i open a mail, a tab opens, but the mail is show in the middle.
    if i have pictures attached, i want to see them the whole tab width.

    I am not sure I understand your question, but you can set fit to width in the same mail layout options you pictured in your original post. If that's what you mean

  • fit to width is only shrinking the content if its bigger than the mail borders, thus eliminating the scroll bars.

    @sgunhouse: hm, didnt find a setting that suggests the body size..

  • fit to width is only shrinking the content if its bigger than the mail borders, thus eliminating the scroll bars.
    @sgunhouse: hm, didnt find a setting that suggests the body size..

    Yeah, don't know what you mean by body size. A screen shot would help

  • I think he may be looking for something that it won't do ...

    If a message is HTML, then it'll appear as the sender specified. If a text message is wrapped, the size is whatever they sent it as. If a text message is "flowed" then it'll always adjust to the window. That's how mail in Opera and also Opera Mail was designed.

  • exactly.
    but that doesnt sound too good then, damn..

    right click on whatever mail tab you have open, select restore, you will get a little minimized page in the upper left. Go ahead and resize it and drag it wherever you want. Opera will pretty closely remember where you had it when you close and reopen.

    never thought of that, great idea. at least now better than before.
    thanks!

    another thing, where to change the width of the actual mail size?
    when i open a mail, a tab opens, but the mail is show in the middle.
    if i have pictures attached, i want to see them the whole tab width.

    Try this: open up your preferences editor, navigate to mail and find "Message Width List On Left" Change that value to something like 200 or more, whatever you like

  • Try this: open up your preferences editor, navigate to mail and find "Message Width List On Left" Change that value to something like 200 or more, whatever you like

  • Try this: open up your preferences editor, navigate to mail and find "Message Width List On Left" Change that value to something like 200 or more, whatever you like, and save

  • For html messages, probly need to install a zoom slider in the message toolbar

  • here: the mail body is inside the window, but its not getting bigger than that.
    http://i.imgur.com/ke4LqWL.jpg

    thw width changes accordingly, when i use the list on the left, but not, when i double click on a mail and the window pops up.

    Message Width List On Left

    this is the width of the list. i can change that also with the mouse. this is not the problem.

  • It works for me: http://imgur.com/Dss4dTH

    and note the description says "message width" not "list width" Maybe someone else can test it and see what happens

  • I tried but I could not get it not to work, especially with a regular email like you are showing. Sorry

  • with a zoom slider it works, but the "problem" is that i dont want to have huge letters, i just want to see attached pictures bigger/full size..

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