There’s a preference option “Automatically select next message”, but it seems that it selects the previous message actually. If checked, after deleting or archiving the older/previous message is selected instead of the newer/next message. I think it’s a bug?
Also I remember that hovering the preferences used to display a description text, but this is not happening here: Fedora 33, Geary version 3.37.90 (rpm from Fedora repository).
The help says:
Automatically select next message
When this option is enabled, Geary automatically selects the latest message in a folder when you enter the folder. In addition, after archiving a message, Geary automatically selects an adjacent message.
“An adiacent message” is vague…
See also issue 49: feature request opened on Gitlab two years ago and closed in favour of a Bugzilla issue?!?
I’m confused… @mjog can you please explain?