Evolution (again)

Gene Heskett gene.heskett at verizon.net
Mon Mar 17 14:49:01 UTC 2008

On Monday 17 March 2008, Ric Moore wrote:
>On Sun, 2008-03-16 at 17:07 -0400, Gene Heskett wrote:
>> On Sunday 16 March 2008, Ric Moore wrote:
>> >On Sun, 2008-03-16 at 01:14 -0400, Gene Heskett wrote:
>> >> On Sunday 16 March 2008, Patrick O'Callaghan wrote:
>> >> >On Sat, 2008-03-15 at 23:23 -0400, Gene Heskett wrote:
>> >> >> Greetings all;
>> >> >>
>> >> >> How do I go about making FF3b4 use kmail for its default email agent
>> >> >> when the link clicked on is of the form "mailto: name at FQDN"?
>> >> >>
>> >> >> I did have it using kmail (I use only kde), but some update seems to
>> >> >> have undone me and I can't find any mention of Evolution in the
>> >> >> control center settings, nor in FF's about:config.  I can't just
>> >> >> remove evolution as it takes aabout 500 megs worth of other stuff I
>> >> >> do use with it & that sucks a very high vacuum IMO.
>> >> >>
>> >> >> I've been looking for it for about 2 hours now.  Somebody please
>> >> >> throw me a lifesaver...
>> >> >
>> >> >Gnome Control Center->Preferred Applications->Mail Reader. Note that
>> >> > it has nothing to do with FF as such; it's a desktop setting.
>> >> >
>> >> >poc
>> >>
>> >> As I said, I'm running kde, and there is no such thing in its control
>> >> center. In "control center->kde components->Email client" screen, the
>> >> use kmail button is checked.  For FF3b4, no effect.
>> >
>> >Ah! Gene! But there is such a thing, it's just a little obscure. Lemme
>> >see here, aha! Found it: go into control center to:
>> >KDE Components --> Components Chooser --> Email Client --> check Use
>> >different email client --> enter "evolution" (all lower case) in the
>> >box. Click "apply" in the lower right hand of the page and you're set.
>> >I also have "mozilla-firefox" enabled in "Web Browser" on the same page
>> >in Component Chooser.
>> That menu did indeed have the kmail buitton checked.  I changed it to
>> other, and then specified other=/usr/bin/kmail.  Even with that, FF3b4
>> kept assuming I wanted the mailto: link to be handled by Evolution. And it
>> was Evolution I was trying to get rid of.  I don't need some gnome app
>> walking all over the system changing my prefs without bothering to ask me.
>>  I have my email system setup and working quite well.  Gnome thinks its
>> running the show here, and to get along with me, its going to have to
>> develop some manners, something gnome has yet to demonstrate to me.  I
>> give gnome as much respect as it gives me, which isn't very much.
>Sorry Gene, I thought you wanted evolution. Of course, put whatever app
>you want in that box. Just to the right of that box is a selector
>button, that lets you pick and choose from whatever you already have
>installed. Check it out, be amazed! I just happen to prefer evolution
>myself. yes, KDE is a heckavalot easier to use for me. With the stink-up
>over Gnome using mono, KDE just might become more popular to use in
>these here parts. Ric

Thats not a stinkup Ric, that will be gnomes achilles heel at some point when 
M$ decides to light the fuse & see what blows up.

Cheers, Gene
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