One of the points where the Mail app on our Mac stands out the most is the simplicity with which we can manage multiple email accounts from one place. This feature can mean that over time we end up with a lot of accounts and information in one app. Therefore, although little known, there is one most interesting resource: organize mailboxes and information using tabs. Let’s see how to do it.
A tab according to the information we want to see
By default, when we need to scroll through the different mailboxes, we do it through the left sidebar. The system is comfortable, no doubt, but when you have many mailboxes can keep us something small
This is where tabs come in. The idea is that in addition to the list of mailboxes that we already know, we can create different tabs on the top bar. Each tab displays a mailbox, although if in a tab we move from one mailbox to another it will remember it. The system is therefore more flexible than the favorites bar and just as practical.
To start working with tabs in the Mail app on our Mac the first thing we will need to do is display the same bar. For this we will go to the menu Display and we will activate the option Show tab bar. Once it appears, opening a new tab is as easy as tapping the little symbol + on the right side of it.
The idea of navigating once the tabs are open is to navigate to the menu we want to see in each of them. Once this is done, we can relegate the sidebar to the background, or “fold” the list of mailboxes to keep only the most important. The tabs will remember the mailbox they showed even if we close Mail or restart our Mac
The keyboard shortcuts Control (⌃) + Tab or Shift (⇧) + Control (⌃) + Tab will allow us to scroll through the different tabs successively to the right and left of the current one. An interesting keyboard shortcut that will prevent us from clicking on the different tabs which, moreover, we can rearrange just by dragging them
More things. This system is so comfortable once you get used to it that in the end you can have several tabs open at the same time. For these cases, a key on Show all tabs * in menu * View It will give us a global view of all the information we have. Clicking on one of them will bring it up.
To close a tab, we simply touch the little quote cross that appears to its left, as we would in Safari. What if we wanted to stop using tabs? Well, we just close all the tabs that we have open and then We touch Hide the tab bar On the menu Display.
Useful, right? I was able to verify in my training that this is another relatively unknown resource that, at the same time, has a lot of potential to organize the information that we receive, and no longer receive, in Mail. , besides, we already know other apps like Safari and we can get used to it quickly.