Right, though I’d prefer not having to focus on the record viewer in order to scroll it. So be it if that is (and remains) impossible.
and you can also change to the next/previous record using Space/Shift-Space or Command-Control-Down/Command-Control-Up.
Which I hadn’t noticed in my original post, then later mentioned in an edit after discovering them. Those help achieve what I’m trying to do in a backwards sort of way, keeping focus on the record viewer (for easy scrolling) and intra-record navigation.
Probably the Space shortcut should scroll the message if it isn’t at the end, rather than always going to the next message.
If “message” also applies to webarchive and rich text documents, which is all I’ve tested so far. And I’m assuming you mean that scrolling would work with focus on the record list? That’s what I’m wanting. The [shift]-space scrolling already works fine with focus on the record viewer (with uneditable content, of course).
I suppose not, unless it’s editable in which case there would be an insertion point.
And then the rules for scrolling in an editable region apply. That’s already fine as-is, IMO.
Also, the source list and records list selections would be in gray instead of the highlight color.
Right. I already use those “unselections” as a visual cue but realize they don’t always make it obvious where selection is, especially when walking up to an idle EF and wanting to know where focus/selection is without any UI interaction. That’s on my list of more subtle usability tests, which many apps fail including Apple’s …
Pierre Igot @ Betalogue often writes (with harsh detail) about UI niggles in a way I relate to. There’s a certain satisfaction in that kind of attention to detail, even with things I don’t expect will change. Hopefully I’m more adaptable and flexible in the process, or something like that.
Point? If my EF-related suggestions/perspectives ever seem blunt or critical it’s always with positive intention, never to be demanding or attacking. Many posts here (wish I could read more) have already helped me better understand your product vision and goals. And I really appreciate the respect and professional quality of interaction between participants here.
Now I’ll shut up.