Re: [Evolution] Attaching images (with no preview)

On Monday 03 Jan 2011 17:00:25 Patrick O'Callaghan wrote:
On Mon, 2011-01-03 at 14:29 +0000, Joao Ferreira gmail 
On Mon, 2011-01-03 at 14:07 +0200, Jeremy Nell wrote:
I'm a newbie.  I recently converted to Ubuntu and am 
a creative more
than a techie, so please be gentle on me. :-)

Welcome to Evolution... :)

Here's the problem:

When composing a mail in Evolution, I click on on 
"add attachment" at
the bottom of the window.  I then navigate to, say, 
my pictures
folder.  I am presented with a list of file names and 
no preview
window.  Unless I have memorised the file name of the 
image, how will
I know what the image is, if there is no preview 
window?  Only after
I've attached the image, do I see the thumbnail in 
the attachment bar.

Yes. That is the behaviour... the file selection window 
does not have a
preview option... you need to open some file browsing 
utility and take a
peak while attaching...

I then go to my pictures folder via Ubuntu's main 
menu, so that I can
see the images clearly, but this seems a bit clumsy.

Am I doing something wrong?  Or is there no preview 
window when
attaching files?

Nothing wrong. That's just the way it is. (afaik) !

However, note that you can drag and drop files from a 
file browser
(Nautilus, Dolphin etc.) into the attachment area, which 
achieves much
the same result. In fact you can drop them into the 
compose window
directly, without even opening the attachment area.


Single best way to do it. Go to your pictures folder from 
the Places menu and click-'n'-drag the image into your E-

Still, the Gimp's Open File dialogue includes a preview, 
and in KDE preview display is managed on the file picker 
level, not the application level. I think it warrents 
discussion, at least.

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