Sensible Browser Feature

Make the file browser behave

1. Support

Since: NeoMutt 2016-09-10

Dependencies: None

2. Introduction

The sensible browseris a set of small changes to NeoMutt's mailbox browser which make the browser behave in a more predictable way.

The behavior is divided into two use cases: Fixed Order; Variable Order.

2.1. A Fixed Order of Mailboxes

This is for users who like their mailboxes in a fixed order, e.g. alphabetical, or unsorted (in the order of the config file).

# Fixed order
set sort_browser="alpha"
set sort_browser="unsorted"

When you first start the browser, e.g. c?your current mailbox will be highlighted.

When you navigate to a parent mailbox ( ..) your old mailbox will be highlighted.

..will always be listed at the top, however the rest of the list is sorted.

2.2. A Variable Order of Mailboxes

This is for users who like their mailboxes sorted by a characteristic that changes, e.g. count of new mail, or the size of mailbox.

# Variable order
set sort_browser="reverse-count"
set sort_browser="reverse-size"

When you first start the browser, e.g. c?the highlight will be on the first mailbox, e.g. the one with the most new mail.

When you navigate to a parent mailbox ( ..) your old mailbox will be highlighted.

..will always be listed at the top, however the rest of the list is sorted.

3. See Also

4. Known Bugs

None

5. Credits