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    Default gmail-style "archive" button? (with no dialog)

    Now that the mail folder shortcuts in 5.0 are replaced by 6.0's move folder dialog, I'm finding it a little bit more difficult to zero out my inbox.

    I'm not one of those anal retentive sorters, i just throw everything in one big folder, so while the move folder dialog makes it easier to be an anal retentive sorter, it makes it harder to just throw things in one folder.

    My sorting scheme goes like this: If it's in the inbox, and I'm done with it, it goes to a folder called "0_archived". In 5.0, I'd set a folder shortcut "0" for this folder and move through my mail very quickly with the ".0" shortcut.

    I was hoping for something along the lines of a gmail-style archive hotkey or button. Has anyone heard of a zimlet for that? Would it be possible for a motivated but inexperienced zimlet author to attempt? And if so, which zimlet would I want to look at for clues as to how to proceed?

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    Ah, I had set up something similar and now I'm going to have to find a workaround when I upgrade to 6.0.

    Could you make an RFE for this? I don't have a spare vote at the minute but at least it would get the ball rolling.

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    I'm more of a 'mouse-reader' when it comes to email, so I'm used to just dragging the message from inbox to folder tree on the left.

    I dont know of anyone in the office here who uses shortcut keys in the way you mention, this could be why it was changed?

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    Actually, I'd prefer not to use the shortcut key, but dragging from inbox to the folder tree is a little tricky. I think Gmail has it right, with an always-visible button that takes the current selection out of the Inbox and puts into a catch-all archive.

    What I've been doing actually in Mac Mail is to have a Smart Folder (analogous to a saved search in ZWC) that shows everything that's Unread. (Actually I limit it to Unread + certain folders + Received Today.) Then I go through that folder and flag things that need further attention. Finally I have yet another Smart Folder for Flagged items. Effectively my Inbox becomes my archive.

    Again, you could do something similar with saved searches in ZWC but an Archive button would greatly simplify things.

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    Here's a bug to vote for this feature Bug 12679 - Archive Button
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