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Mail Type Select adds Finder-like keyboard navigation to the list of messages in Mail. When the list of messages has focus,
  • Typing a few characters selects a matching message.
  • ctrl-down-arrow and ctrl-up-arrow select next and previous match.
  • ESC and cmd-. cancel.

What's New

Version 2.6:
  • Universal plugin. Works on Intel-based Macs.


Mail.app on Mac OS X 10.3 or later

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Orion-Mk.-V Member IconComment+216

Spiffy. Why this isn't already in Mail is a mystery, but kudos for the freeware.

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Version 2.6
kaidoh Member IconComment+85

This is a functionality apple should have implemented all along. Mail Type Select is a gift to all the keyboard junkies amongst users of apples mail app. Thanks for providing this at no cost!

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Version 2.6
cruzdrew Member IconComment+2

Works good, I like it!

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Version 2.5
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Current Version (2.x)


Downloads 3,572
Version Downloads 2,029
License Free
Date 20 Feb 2007
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price Free