: 4582 | 108609 | 12352

Deleting a message should put focus back to inbox 
New idea submissions, commenting and voting are no longer available on this site. Logins have also been disabled.
Use this IdeaSpace to post ideas about the Notes Client.

: 53
: 56
: 3
: Notes Client / Mail
: inbox, focus
: Larry C518 07 May 2008
: / Email
Assume I have an email message open in its own tab.   After reading the message, if I delete it, I would expect the tab to close and to be taken back to the inbox.
Instead, what Notes does is to delete the message but at the same time, in the same tab, it opens the next message from the inbox for reading.  This can be very annoying, as this behavior also marks the next message as 'read', which may not be what I want.  (Yes, I along with many others, misuse read/unread marks as  'to-do' or 'action needed' indicators).
So now for me, what I would expect to be one click (delete and go back to inbox), is three steps:  1) press delete 2) close tab 3) change the message that was unintentionally opened as unread.
It seems like the default behavior in Notes comes from a older era, when my inbox consisted of a few messages per day and the expectation was I would act on the messages, one at at time, in order, until my inbox was cleared.    I don't think most people work in that way today.

1) Theo Heselmans6409 (07 May 2008)
Indeed, one of my annoyances. Make this an option, if you think people prefer the 'old' way. Oh, and make this happen in DWA (lite) too !
2) David Hablewitz15237 (13 Feb 2009)
FWIW, I've been asking for this since maybe...R4? Returning to the view or folder seems the more intuitive action. I often don't want to open the next message. If I want that process, I'll use the preview pane. Worst case, give me a preference.
3) Christopher Boote6122 (12 Aug 2009)
This should be a mail preference
(It's very simple to code into the template)
4) Rob Goudvis6585 (12 Oct 2009)
@2: this is precisely my point too: what happens to all those wnoderful ideas?


Welcome to IdeaJam™

You can run IdeaJam™ in your company. It's easy to install, setup and customize. Your employees, partners and customers will immediately see results.

Use IdeaJam to:

  • Collect ideas from employees
  • Solicit feedback and suggestions from employees and customers
  • Run innovation contests and competitions
  • Validate concepts
  • Use the power of "crowd-sourcing" to rank ideas and allow the best ideas to rise to the top

IdeaJam™ works with:

  • IBM Connections
  • IBM Lotus Quickr
  • Blogs and Wikis
  • Websphere Portal
  • Microsoft Sharepoint
  • and other applications.

IdeaJam has an extensive set of widgets and API's that allow you to extend and integrate IdeaJam™ with other applications.

Learn more about IdeaJam >>

XPages - allow view control to select a folder as a data source
Policy to Set File Types to Automatically Create with IBM Lotus Symphony
Explicit Policies
Process pressing of Ctrl+0 in chat window of integrated in LN 8.5 ST client
Switch beetwen opened windows by Ctrl+Tab
Separate frame for folders in navigator
Calendar Repeat Options
Add link to last page for iNotes Ultralite mode
Port the Admin Client multi-database tools to Working Sets.
Enable Editor Access Security on Auto Populate Fields on Group Documents
Enhance - Send Messages to All Invitees - feature in Calendar
Tell us whether LS and "old style" UI improvements will still be made
Live Text in the Browser/Xpages
User defined rules in DCT
Give us back a Lotusphere Europe
In Sametime Meeting, restrict chat to meeting members
Allow developers hide views from View-->>Goto to the end users in a much simple way.
Allow a database to be signed inside Designer
Server Notes.INI Settings Heirarchy

IdeaJam developed by

Elguji Software Logo