[neomutt-users] How to stop <tag-thread> from jumping to next item

Jakub Jindra jakub.jindra at jakubjindra.eu
Thu Jul 9 16:12:55 CEST 2020

Hi Sam,

this the default behavior. It behaves the same with a single message, 
you tag,delete,undelete one message and cursor moves to the next.

To change this just put in Your config following:
unset resolve

Here's link to a neomutt guide about resolve config option:

>If you think I should have asked this at mutt-users instead of at
>neomutt-users, then let me know and please accept my apologies.
You're asking on a good mailing list, but You have really old version.


On 2020-07-09 14:24, Sam Kuper wrote:
>In the "index" screen, if I invoke <tag-thread>, then in addition to
>tagging the thread, Mutt also moves (jumps) the cursor/highlight to the
>next thread, as though <next-thread> had also been invoked.  Searching
>the manual and the Web has not so far helped me to understand why this
>Is this behaviour expected?  (I think it might be; see below, but if
>not, I guess it is due to a bug in my .muttrc or in my version of Mutt.)
>If it *is* expected, is there a way to disable it, short of modifying
>the source code and recompiling Mutt?
>In case it helps, the version of Mutt in use here is the one that comes
>with Debian Stretch.  I think it comes from a time before the relevant
>Debian package maintainer cleanly distinguished between Mutt and
>NeoMutt.  Anyway, it calls itself NeoMutt, which is why I am using the
>NeoMutt mailing list to ask about it.
>    $ mutt -v
>    NeoMutt 20170113 (1.7.2)
>    Copyright (C) 1996-2016 Michael R. Elkins and others.
>    [..]
>The reason I think the behaviour I am experiencing might be intentional
>(even though I personally find it undesirable; it violates POLA*) is due
>to this stanza in curs_main.c:
>    if (rc != -1)
>    {
>      if (option (OPTRESOLVE))
>      {
>        if (op == OP_TAG_THREAD)
>          menu->current = mutt_next_thread (CURHDR);
>        else
>          menu->current = mutt_next_subthread (CURHDR);
>        if (menu->current == -1)
>          menu->current = menu->oldcurrent;
>      }
>      menu->redraw = REDRAW_INDEX | REDRAW_STATUS;
>    }
>If you think I should have asked this at mutt-users instead of at
>neomutt-users, then let me know and please accept my apologies.
>Thanks in advance for your help.
>* https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Principle_of_least_astonishment
>A: When it messes up the order in which people normally read text.
>Q: When is top-posting a bad thing?
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Jakub Jindra
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