Use Quick Look in Mail.app from the keyboard

quicklook-dropletFor longer than I care to admit I have been using my mouse, or track pad, to Quicklook Mail.app attachments. Well that stops today. If you have an e-mail with an attachment and want to Quicklook the item don’t reach for the mouse, instead type the Command + Y key. This will Quicklook the attachment just like hitting the space bar does in finder. I hope apple looks at this and changes the Mail.app Quicklook  in Snow leopard but for now this will help keep my fingers on the keyboard and off the mouse.

2 comments

  1. Jason Reinier

    Is there a way to quick look at email? I don’t want to open each email to see it. Entourage does this but I have just migrated to mail and I’m not liking the fact that I can’t browse quickly through the emails to see the contents.

  2. James

    thanks for the mail quick look tip. @Jason: if you double-click the bar with small dot at the bottom of the mail viewer window it scrolls up to reveal a message preview pane which shows which ever message is selected. Double click the same bar, which is now above the preview pane, to return to list only view.

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