On Thu, 3 Dec 2009 20:24:59 -0500, Jameson Graef Rollins <jrollins at finestructure.net> wrote: > I actually really like having notmuch open right into my "inbox".
Well, at least that option won't ever go away. :-) > I thought part of the point of notmuch was to get rid of the whole dump > idea of folders! There's certainly lots of brain-damage in "folder-based" email programs. And obviously, we don't want to encourage that. I think one of the biggest things that notmuch provides to avoid the brain damage is global search. So what I'm imagining for the default notmuch view is something like this: Welcome to notmuch. Notmuch search: _________________________________________ Saved searches: 55,342 All messages 22 Inbox Recent searches: 1 from:"someone special" and tag:unread 34 tag:notmuch and tag:todo Click (or press Enter) on any search to see the results. Right-click (or press Space) on any recent search to save it. So the "saved searches" portion of the view is basically just what notmuch-folder displays now. Above that there's an obvious place to start a new search, (in a slightly more "web-browser-like" way than the typical mini-buffer approach). All recent searches appear in the list at the bottom automatically, and there's the documented mechanism for saving a search, (giving it a name and having it appear above). I think the above should do a good job of emphasizing what notmuch is, and how a search-based email program is fundamentally different than a folder-based approach. Feedback? -Carl -------------- next part -------------- A non-text attachment was scrubbed... Name: not available Type: application/pgp-signature Size: 189 bytes Desc: not available URL: <http://notmuchmail.org/pipermail/notmuch/attachments/20091204/3c2fde32/attachment-0001.pgp>