Re: [Evolution] Ctl-Z = undo, Please !!


I thought I remembered seeing a bug for this a while ago.

On Fri, 2009-02-06 at 23:47 -0430, Patrick O'Callaghan wrote:
On Fri, 2009-02-06 at 20:15 -0500, William Case wrote:
Ahh ...

On Fri, 2009-02-06 at 18:41 -0430, Patrick O'Callaghan wrote:
On Fri, 2009-02-06 at 18:07 -0500, William Case wrote:

Just re-posing a question about a request for an enhancement.  Am I
alone in wanting this?

I know there was a bug (request for enhancement) filed against Evolution
requesting an undo key or Edit tab undo for flagging read/unread mail.
It shouldn't be difficult. If it went back 5 -20 read flags it would
save me from a lot of grief produced by accidentally flagging a message
as being read when in fact I hadn't read it yet. 

What's wrong with just unflagging it yourself (Shift-Ctrl-K)?

Nothing if my cursor is still on it.  But then I know where the mail is
and I can read the message.  Backing up to read rather than having the
message remain bolded is the point.

Just now I accidentally hit the '.' twice while being distracted.  The
cursor naturally jumped two messages and it took me a frustratingly long
time (perhaps 10-20 sec) to go back up the list looking for the message
I had missed.

I see. I actually have "mark read after N seconds" turned off, so I mark
messages as read explicitly (Ctrl-K), i.e. I use "read" to mean "dealt
with". I realize this isn't the way most people do it, but it does mean
the kind of problem you mention doesn't arise (I can easily hit "," to
back to the previous "unread" message).

On other occasions, I get zipping along flagging read messages (I could
easily have 50 at a time) and then realize I should have stopped to read
an earlier message rather than just breezing by, but I am unable to
backup easily or accurately.

I would actually love to have an undo for deletes, similar to what you
describe for "read". I occasionally delete something without intending
to. Even though I can undelete it, I first need to find it ...

BTW I requested this almost exactly four years ago. See I see it's marked as
RESOLVED INVALID, which I presume means "we aren't going to do this".

I am not a programmer but creating a small plugin that has a short stack
of recent 'delete' or 'read' operations shouldn't be difficult.  It is
mainly a matter of removing or adding flags.

I will re-file a Request For Enhancement this evening or tomorrow
morning.  Evolution is now in the hands of Gnome programmers, there are
probably new people who can see the benefit of an 'undo' enhancement for
'delete' and 'read' and perhaps this request will get more user support.
Regards Bill
Fedora 10, Gnome 2.24.3
Evo.2.24.3, Emacs 22.2.1

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