Keyboard Shortcuts

MsgFiler 4 has a number of keyboard shortcuts to make you efficient at filing messages from the keyboard. There are also special keys you can press when focused on the MsgFiler 4 search field or the mailboxes table.

Starting in MsgFiler 4.1.0, you can now customize many of these shortcuts. Learn more in Keyboard Shortcut Settings.

General

These keyboard shortcuts are available when any window of MsgFiler 4 is frontmost.

Keyboard ShortcutSymbolActionNotes

Command-Shift-F

⌘⇧F

Enters Filing Focus

Command-R

⌘R

Reload mailboxes

Command-Q

⌘Q

Quits MsgFiler

Command-Comma

⌘,

Opens the Settings window

MsgFiler Window

These keyboard shortcuts are only available when focused on the MsgFiler 4 window.

Keyboard ShortcutSymbolActionNotes

Command-Control-A

⌘⌃A

Archives the selected messages

1

Command-Shift-C

⌘⇧C

Copies the selected messages to the highlighted mailbox

Command-Control-Option-E

⌘⌃⌥E

Toggles pressing enter always perform default action

Command-Control-Option-F

⌘⌃⌥F

Toggle focus on search on activation

Command-Shift-L

⌘⇧L

Toggles flag status of selected messages

1

Command-Shift-M

⌘⇧M

Moves the selected messages to the highlighted mailbox

1

Command-Control-Option-M

⌘⌃⌥M

Toggle ignore mailbox paths when searching

Command-Shift-N

⌘⇧N

Create a new mailbox

Command-Control-Option-N

⌘⌃⌥C

Create a new top-level mailbox

Command-O

⌘O

Opens the currently selected mailbox

Command-Shift-O

⌘⇧O

Opens the currently selected mailbox in a new window

Command-Option-Control-O

⌘⌃⌥O

Toggle keep open after filing

Command-Option-Control-P

⌘⌃⌥P

Toggle play sound after filing

Command-Option-Control-S

⌘⌃⌥S

Toggles restrict search to selected accounts

Command-Shift-U

⌘⇧U

Toggles read status of selected messages

1

Command-Option-Control-Number

⌘⌃⌥ [1-9]

Performs default action on the Nth item in the mailbox list.

4

Command-Minus

⌘-

Remove the currently selected mailbox from the Favorites list

5

Command-Plus

⌘+

Add the currently selected mailbox to the Favorites list

6

Command-[

⌘[

Cycle through the default actions in reverse

Command-]

⌘]

Cycle through the default actions

Command-Shift-\

⌘⇧\

Open Mail

Search Field

These hot keys and keyboard shortcuts work when your cursor is in the search field of the MsgFiler 4 window.

Keyboard ShortcutSymbolActionNotes

Enter

Default filing action or focuses on mailboxes table

7

Escape

Clears the search or closes MsgFiler

7

Down Arrow

Focuses on the mailboxes table

Command-Up

Selects the previous message in Mail

1, 2

Command-Down

Selects the next message in Mail

1, 2

Command-Left

Tries to collapse the conversation in Mail

1, 2, 3

Command-Right

Tries to expand the conversation in Mail

1, 2, 3

Mailboxes Table

These hot keys and keyboard shortcuts work when focus is on the Mailboxes Table in the MsgFiler 4 window.

KeySymbolActionNotes

Enter

Default filing action

8

Up Arrow

Returns focus to the search field when the first mailbox in the list is reached

Command-Up

Selects the previous message in Mail

1, 2

Command-Down

Selects the next message in Mail

1, 2

Command-Left

Tries to collapse the conversation in Mail

1, 2, 3

Command-Right

Tries to expand the conversation in Mail

1, 2, 3

Numbers 0-9

0-9

Select the mailbox at the given row.

4

Additional Notes

  1. Focus is returned to MsgFiler 4 after running.

  2. User must lift the command key after pressing for Mail to recognize the collapse command.

  3. 1 is the first item and 0 is the 10th item.

  4. Does nothing if the mailbox is not in the Favorites list.

  5. Does nothing if the mailbox is already in the Favorites list.

  6. Configure in Advanced Settings.

  7. Configure in Filing Settings.

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