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Author Topic: The Bat!: two questions  (Read 4091 times)

m_s

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The Bat!: two questions
« on: December 30, 2005, 07:17:04 AM »
Can anyone answer two Batty questions?

1) How do I get The Bat! to display sender's email addresses when I open received messages - attached screenshot show you what I get now...  I get this on one of my machines, but not on the other, and I just can't figure it out, though no doubt it's something extremely simple!
2) How can I get The Bat! to search through my address book and suggest names from it as I type in the To: box?  At the moment, I have to access the address book manually each time, and that is a bit of a drag.

Thanks!

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Re: The Bat!: two questions
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2005, 07:34:32 AM »
I can't help you with the second one at the moment, but the first one is easy. See that View pull-down menu in your screenshot? Select that...and go down to Message Header & you'll be able to select any/all of the message headers you'd like to display. This is universal throughout The Bat! wherever message headers can be displayed so you could have different headers appear in different areas.

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Re: The Bat!: two questions
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2005, 07:40:53 AM »
The Bat uses my address book just fine - I type part of the name/email addy, then stop typing and after a small delay, it'll auto-suggest an entry.
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Re: The Bat!: two questions
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2005, 08:13:17 AM »
Thanks, Innuendo, that was what I thought would do it too, but as you can see from the attached image, I have the headings I need selected already, but it doesn't fix it...  And f0dder, yes, that's what I want it to do, but it doesn't work.  I expect this has something to do with the fact all my settings/addresses, etc. were imported from Outlook when I migrated...

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Re: The Bat!: two questions
« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2005, 06:31:20 AM »
could be that skin you're using that's stopping headers...
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Re: The Bat!: two questions
« Reply #5 on: December 31, 2005, 06:37:27 AM »
Sounds Batty, but I'll try reverting to a different skin...  I'm on my second machine at the moment, and on this one it does display headers, and I can verify that Innuendo's advice above is correct - that is how you switch the display on and off.  I can't remember what the skin is that I'm using on the other machine, so can't quickly check to see if the same thing happens on this machine.  But it is pretty clear from the second screenshot that I have 'Show' ticked - when I untick that on this machine, message look the same as on that machine.  Clear?

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Re: The Bat!: two questions
« Reply #6 on: December 31, 2005, 12:41:14 PM »
Problem 1 solved - just clicked on 'View', 'Message header', 'Show' to switch it off, and then repeated to switch it back on, and that works now. 

Any suggestions re problem 2?

2) How can I get The Bat! to search through my address book and suggest names from it as I type in the To: box?  At the moment, I have to access the address book manually each time, and that is a bit of a drag.

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Re: The Bat!: two questions
« Reply #7 on: December 31, 2005, 01:07:12 PM »
should be in Options -> Preferences dialog here:

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Re: The Bat!: two questions
« Reply #8 on: December 31, 2005, 01:59:33 PM »
Bingo!  Thanks, Mouser!  Obvious, duh.  I'm a little overwhelmed by all the options in The Bat!, so I guess that's why I missed it. 

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Re: The Bat!: two questions
« Reply #9 on: December 31, 2005, 02:06:49 PM »
there are a lot of options, no shame in not finding it -
in fact i never knew it was there, it used to be on by default.  maybe they changed it.