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Some minor issues in Evolution

Karl Leo
Dear Evolution community,
after using Thunderbird for almost 20yrs, I switched the Evolution (3.28.5.
under Unbuntu 18.04). I love the much larger speed and less memory use.
Thanks for everybody contributing to this nice piece of software. However,
there are three small points which I dislike:
a) In calender, the appointments are marked by a square colored rectangle,
without rounded edges and surrounding lines. Having a busy calender, many
days are just one big color "blob" making it very hard to see when an
appointment starts and ends. From screenshots on the web, it seems to me
that in older versions, there were rounded edges and a thin black line which
made it possible to visually distinguish, in 3.28 (and 3.30), this is gone.
Is there any parameter file where I can change that?
b) In the mail view, one can activate with F9 a column showing the
appointments of today and the next few days. Very useful, but unfortunately,
the today view also shows the appointments which are already past. Would be
much more useful if only the ongoing and future appointments are shown.
c) In Thunderbird, there exists the wonderful add-on "quicktext", which
allows to freely define autocompletion codes (e.g. enter "br + SPACE" and it
produces "Best regards" and my name. I played a lot with templates, but
could not find a way to mimic the quicktext functionality. Any hints would
be welcome.
Best regards
Karl



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Re: Some minor issues in Evolution

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On Thu, 2019-04-04 at 01:39 -0500, Karl Leo wrote:
> a) In calender, the appointments are marked by a square colored
> rectangle, without rounded edges and surrounding lines. Having a busy
> calender, ...

        Hi,
try:
   $ gsettings set org.gnome.evolution.calendar draw-flat-events false

> b) In the mail view, one can activate with F9 a column showing the
> appointments of today and the next few days. Very useful, but
> unfortunately, the today view also shows the appointments which are
> already past...

Those past are not events, but tasks with a due date which is now
overdue. It means those tasks should be completed, the best today.

> c) In Thunderbird, there exists the wonderful add-on "quicktext",...

I'm not aware of anything like that for Evolution, I'm sorry.

        Bye,
        Milan


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Re: Some minor issues in Evolution

Karl Leo
Dear Milan,
thanks for the quick and helpful reply, see below.
Best regards
Karl



Gnome Evolution - General mailing list wrote

> Try  
>  $ gsettings set org.gnome.evolution.calendar draw-flat-events false
>
> works perfectly, thanks!
>
>> b) In the mail view, one can activate with F9 a column showing the
>> appointments of today and the next few days. Very useful, but
>> unfortunately, the today view also shows the appointments which are
>> already past...
>
> Those past are not events, but tasks with a due date which is now
> overdue. It means those tasks should be completed, the best today.
>
> Sorry, misunderstanding: I do see my open tasks as well and it is
> perfectly fine that they do not disappear (-:). However, above the tasks,
> the appointments are shown. If I had e.g. a meeting 9am to 10am in the
> morrning, it still remains even it has been completed at 10am. What I wish
> is that the list only shows ongoing and coming events...
>
>
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Re: Some minor issues in Evolution

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On Thu, 2019-04-04 at 03:13 -0500, Karl Leo wrote:
> > If I had e.g. a meeting 9am to 10am in the morrning, it still
> remains even it has been completed at 10am. What I wish is that the
> list only shows ongoing and coming events...

        Hi,
I see, so you do not want the Today be "Today as the whole day", but
"Today as the time from now till the end of the day", where the 'now'
is moving forward.

That might be doable, even it means "flickering UI", which is not
always good to do. A case of running Evolution late and seeing that
some event had been missed (for a traffic jam or whatever) might be a
good side effect of the current behavior too. I'm also not sure whether
it would need an option, in case someone would not like it. Neither
what other users would prefer.

Feel free to file a feature request at:
https://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/evolution/issues/new
and if you'll file it, then post a link here, thus any archive reader
can follow it.

        Bye,
        Milan

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Re: Some minor issues in Evolution

Karl Leo
Dear Milan,
thanks for the quick and helpful reply. People are friendly in the Evolution
forum..
I did not file an issue for the appointment list since it is a minor issue,
but one for the autocompletion extension (like Quicktext for thunderbird)
https://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/evolution/issues/391
Best regards
Karl



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