[Evolution] Comments on Evolution 1.2
- From: Russell Stuart <rstuart lubemobile com au>
- To: evolution ximian com
- Subject: [Evolution] Comments on Evolution 1.2
- Date: 19 Nov 2002 06:41:38 +1000
Last week I made the move from Outlook to Evolution 1.2. I thought I
would give some feed back on things I am having difficulty adjusting
- There is no way I have found to do the equivalent of "Shift-Delete"
in Outlook. Shift-Delete deletes a message permanently, without
moving it the Trash folder. AFAICT, in Evolution there is no way to
expunging a particular message. The fastest way I have found is to
copy the message(s) concerned to a temporary folder, delete it, then
expunge that folder. Messy.
- Shift-Ctrl-M is modal in Evolution, in Outlook it isn't. This
means that in Outlook I can press Shift-Ctrl-M regardless of
where I am. In Evolution it won't work if I am in a mail folder
(such as the Inbox), or if I am in the composer. I have found
that having it modal in Evolution means I don't use it. It is
easier to use the GUI because I don't have to ask myself "it this
going to work here?".
- When reading mail the ',' and '.' rarely seem to work. I have not
been able to find a pattern as to when they do and don't. Also,
it would be nice if shortcuts like that appeared in the menu. It
means you can learn about their existence without reading the help.
That is a seems to be an attribute of Microsoft products - you can
use them without referring to the help by just using the hints the
GUI gives you.
- A minor thing - but in Outlook I grew accustomed to sitting down
in the morning and going though my mail leaving a couple for later
and deleting the rest. When I got the to end the message window
would close, bringing a nice satisfying end to the morning ritual.
In Evolution it does not close, instead it displays previous
message - effectively reversing direction. I find that jarring.
- Read receipts (aka Disposition Notifications). Obviously you guys
don't consider them important, this being the second major release
and they are still not there. I do - enough to spend a pleasant
hour or so going through the source finding a way to turn them on
permanently. I suspect a lot of others in corporate environments
like mine place the same importance on them I do. Its not like its
- When a Yes/No/Cancel confirmation dialogue box is displayed, I am
used to being able to press 'Y'/'N'/Escape. There does not seem
to be any way to press 'Y'/'N', except by using the mouse. (Maybe
this is a GTK thing?) Anyway, I miss being able to use the
If you torture data sufficiently, it will confess to almost anything.
-- Fred Menger
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