Re: [Evolution] hotkey conflict

You know, some window managers out there actually do a pretty good job
with hotkeys.  Wouldn't it be great if all of the Gnome/Ximian apps
stored all of their hot key assignments in a single file, say
~/.keybindings?  It should be smart enough to allow dynamic changing of
the menus' display of the accelerator keys as well.  That is, if you
make a hotkey change, the underlined letter in the menu is also changed
(or if the key combination is displayed in the menu, it shows the
correct <i>updated</i> shortcut).  It should also allow for certain
global key assignments (cut, copy, paste), but also allow for override
in specific applications, if desired.  *sigh*

For hotkey launching of applications, take a look at xbindkeys on
it even works with my micro$oft keyboard and the special hotkey buttons
on the top.


On Fri, 2003-06-13 at 14:13, guenther wrote:
Sounds like a bug, but you can just do Control-A Control-K instead.

That's how it sounds to me, too.

A lot of the entries in menu Edit are weird. Why is Search Message not
triggered by S? Same for R: not used, but two Read entries...

In Evolution 1.2, I used to mark all files as read with alt-E E, but now
that doesn't work because "Search Message..." and "Mark All as Read"
both use the "E" hotkey, so they just toggle. To get around it, I have
to alt-E, then mouse-click the one I want which defeats the purpose of a

Is there a way to reconfigure these hotkeys? I couldn't find a
configuration file in the evolution directory.


as root got to directory /usr/share/evolution/1.4/ui/ and change in the
file evolution-mail-message.xml the appropriate entry (in fact, just
switch the _ char):

 <menuitem name="MessageSearch" verb="" _label="_Search Message..."/>

Those changes won't survive updates, so keep them in mind.


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