Message List Page Up

Summary: Scrolls Apple Mail’s message list one pane up.
Requires: Apple Mail
Suggested Key Binding: Control–Page Up
Install Location: ~/Library/Scripts/Applications/Mail/
Last Modified: 2019-10-02


In Apple Mail, you can scroll the message content using the Page Up and Page Down keys. You used to be able to scroll the message list using Control–Page Up and Control–Page Down. In Mac OS X 10.9, this only works if no messages are selected. This script makes it work whether or not there are selected messages.

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tell application "System Events"
tell process "Mail"
set _messageList to scroll area 1 of splitter group 1 of splitter group 1 of window 1
click button 4 of scroll bar 1 of _messageList -- decrement page
end tell
end tell