change Flag names in Mail

‘Red’, ‘Green’ and ‘Yellow’ aren’t particularly meaningful ways to categorise messages, but changing the names to something more useful can make the ‘Flags’ feature a handy tool.

The procedure is quite simple, but the first thing you have to do is actually flag a couple of messages:

1. Flag some messages (one of each colour if you want seven categories):



2. Next, go into the sidebar in Mail. Click the little disclosure triangle:




3. Click on one of the names and press ‘return’ on the keyboard:

4. Type in a new name and press ‘return’ again:

5. Of course, you can change the flag names at any time:

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Posted on June 26, 2012, in Mail, Mountain Lion, OS X Lion and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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