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Old 05-04-2007, 12:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I get up in the morning and get about 40 emails. Even though the filtering is pretty good, I still get the occational xxxxxx, Real Estate, Enlargement, mail coming through. After reading the ones I really want, is there a way to somehow "highlight" 5 or 6 of these messages and delete all without having to go to each one and deleting it? TIA, Dave.
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Position cursor on the first message. Hold down the shift button and roll the trackball down to select multiple messages.

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Old 05-04-2007, 12:42 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Position cursor on the first message. Hold down the shift button and roll the trackball down to select multiple messages.

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OK, I tried but all it does is jump from the top to the bottom without selecting the messages. Which screen should I be at to hold down the shift button?
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Also if you trackball to the top of your messages, push the menu key you will have the option of Delete Prior which will delete all the messages.
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The shift/alt and roll does not work for me either. Also does not work to select text within a message.
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Are you hitting ALT or Shift?? Should be right thumb on Shift (#) key
and roll the ball....
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Are you hitting ALT or Shift?? Should be right thumb on Shift (#) key
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You the man. I was indeed pressing the wrong button. It does work like you have listed above. This is going to be a time saving for me. Thanks.
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Your welcome! Enjoy!
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that tip will save me some serious thumb action also, thanks. Yes I have looked at the tips and even printed the tips and shortcuts but to actually remember them and use them is another thing entirely. Thanks again
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Also if you trackball to the top of your messages, push the menu key you will have the option of Delete Prior which will delete all the messages.
not always.

delete prior doesn't always show up.
can't explain why. any idea?
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you can also roll over a message you want to delete and press the del button rather than just using the menu to delete.
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Laurentio - You will only see the Delete Prior when you are on the top of a day. It deletes everything prior to that day.
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It deletes everything prior to that day.
and including that day.
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Thanks for the correction. Wouldn't want anyone losing important messages!
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