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I want to switch between "Sent" mailbox and current mailbox, I use the maildir type.

It's best If there could be a macro bound to a shortcut key

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You can write a macro and bind it to a key, or key sequence. For example, in my muttrc I include this line:

macro index \Cs  "<change-folder> =JWR/INBOX.Sent<enter>"  "go to Sent Items"

It takes me to my Sent items with Ctrls.

You can determine the correct name of the relevant maildir folder by bringing up the prompt with c and then hitting ? for the list.

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If you want to bind it to a Function key, you'll need to use <F4> - also, are you sure that is the correct path as mutt sees it? – jasonwryan Jun 26 '12 at 0:19
yes, I can do mutt -f /home/XX/Mail/.Sent, and that works – warl0ck Jun 26 '12 at 0:21
No: follow the advice I provided in my answer and source the correct path from mutt's prompt... – jasonwryan Jun 26 '12 at 0:22
That worked, just one thing, is it possible to "toggle" between the two mailboxes ? – warl0ck Jun 26 '12 at 0:30
There is a <toggle-mailboxes> call but I haven't played around with it: so I'm not sure. – jasonwryan Jun 26 '12 at 0:34

On my system, I wanted to go back to the INBOX and had to use the following, Otherwise if I did C? and went to another folder, I couldn't get back to the inbox.

macro index <home>  "<change-folder> =INBOX"<enter>
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