Gmail on the Mac
December 23, 2012 8:34 AM   Subscribe

I recently updated my Mac to Mountain Lion from Snow Leopard and now the way my computer handles the mail messages has changed and I would like to go back to the old way.

I open my gmail on my computer when I click on the mail icon and I have it set up so the newest message is at the bottom. When I open a new messages and then delete it, the computer automatically then opens the next message, in chronological order, which is fine and what I want.

The problem comes when I have opened a few messages in a long list of messages and don't delete these messages so they are still in the list. If I then go back to the list of emails and start opening the messages, the computer continues moving down the list until it hits a message that has already been read. Once it hits the opened message it then reverses and starts going UP the list if the previous message hasn't been opened.

Is there some setting I can change or something I can do to have my computer move through the emails in chronological order, whether or not a message has been opened?
posted by Flacka to Computers & Internet (1 answer total)
FWIW this problem only happens when the sort is ascending (oldest at the bottom), so if viewing from the top is something you're willing to do, the behavior is "correct" with that setting. (This makes me think it might actually be a bug; it doesn't go away with the classic layout either.)

I'm posting this also for future answerers trying to understand the question, because it took me a few minutes to figure out that sort order is crucial to replicating the odd behavior.
posted by advil at 9:00 AM on December 23, 2012

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