Re: [Evolution] A few notes about the user interface

On 02 Apr 2001 16:33:26 +1000, Byron Ellacott wrote:
o The shortcut bar seems to get easily confused.  I tried to put my IMAP
inbox into the shortcut bar, and the result was the next time Evolution
ran, the icons and labels were mixed up.  This seems to happen every
time I try to make a change to the shortcut bar.

  We have some bugs about the shortcut bar posted into our Bugzilla.
The main issue right now is that the shortcut bar needs the folder to
exist somewhere to render the type and the name correctly, and in the
case of IMAP this doesn't happen until you log in; so the shell gets

o When replying to a mail with really long lines, it'd be handy if the
quoted text was wordwrapped to 75 columns or so, as the display widget
doesn't do automatic word wrapping with long lines already in the
editor.  Also, I'd like to be able to default to not having any
formatting in the reply window, as I will always send in plaintext, so
I'd like to see what I'm composing in plaintext.

  The current version on the 0.10 branch on CVS (which is also what you
get if you use our snapshots) does let you compose plaintext message ins
a WYSIWYG fashion.  It's pretty cool, you should give it a try.  :-)

o When forwarding a mail, it can either be forwarded as an attachment,
or as quoted text.  Both are usually considered fairly bad habits, in
particular forwarding as quoted (and indented) text leads to emails that
have more greater than symbols than actual text.  I'd like to at least
have this behaviour an option.

  "Forward as an attachment" is the Right Way and we wont' change it.
We do have a "forward inline" command that works on CVS though.


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