Re: [Evolution] Need developers hint (to quickly fix bug)

I guess the problem with key bindings in evolution may be
in gtkhtml as well, so I downloaded gtkhtml-3.6.1. I don't
know if other, working applications, also use gtkhtml, or
if it is just evolution.

I would be very grateful if someone who knows how these
modules are glued together could give me a hint.
        Best regards

On Sun, 3 Jul 2005, Roland Orre wrote:
I know there are several developers listening on this list,
now I've dowloaded the evolution source (the
latest available at

The problem: Emacs keys only working in first composed message.

To correct the key behaviour I would need a hint which file
I need to start debugging. I suspect:
routine construct (MessageTagEditor *editor)
but I'm lost so far, as I'm not experienced with gtk.

Start evolution, ask for "New",
editing keys working, i.e. they have emacs like behavior.
Discard the composer, ask for "New" again.
Now the editing keys are not working.
When pressing e.g. Ctrl-A I get select instead of beginning of line.

I need help, this need to be fixed. I actually like evolution,
but I just can't use it if the editing keys are not working.

      Best regards

On Sat, 2 Jul 2005, Roland Orre wrote:
Now I've cleary found that the key issue is a bug in evolution!

I went to the shell, did
gconftool-2 -s /desktop/gnome/interface/gtk_key_theme -t string Emacs
just to be sure,
started evolution
went to the menu, asking for "New", then the keys worked in the
Discarded this mail, and asked for "New" again,
now the keys are fu..ed up!

As this has been an issue for several years, I've had problems with
the  keys in evolution in every major upgrade I've done the last
years, since the emacs-key mode setting was removed from evolution.
I got it working every time, but now it seems as evolution
is finally dead.

If someone could hint me about where to fix it, hint me about
how to get the fix quickly into the distribution, then I could
consider continue evolution, but with the important editing
keys messed up, it is useless.

    Best regards

On Sat, 2 Jul 2005, Roland Orre wrote:
Recently had a disk crash, good reason to upgrade..

I'm now running gnome 2.1, evolution

First mail composing, strange behaviour ahh, then I remember...

gconftool-2 -s /desktop/gnome/interface/gtk_key_theme -t string Emacs

and also to be sure, update the file
with a file known to be good. (even made
point to same, just to be sure)

Restart evolution, and now the keys works Ahh, wonderful.
until... I don't know what happened, (a few machine restarts)
just suddenly I had the same problem again.

The keys works in every other gtk application, like editing
forms, editing gmails, editing the browser address line etc.

I just get wrong keys, the menu accel keys e.g. Select all
are empty.

What can be wrong, why is evolution the only application
where I get this problem? And why doesn't it help to
restart it?

  Best regards
  Roland Orre

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