Evolution oddities in F13

Craig White craigwhite at azapple.com
Sun Jun 6 00:26:28 UTC 2010

On Sat, 2010-06-05 at 19:33 -0400, Matthew Saltzman wrote:
> After preupgrade from F12 to F13, I've noticed the following in
> Evolution:
>       * The new-mail indicator in the notification area doesn't show up.
>         (I asked about this before, but nobody replied.  Do I now need
>         the separate mail-notification) 
>       * Ctrl-A does not select all visible messages.  In fact, it does
>         nothing. 
>       * The first message selected in a window doesn't change status
>         from unread to read until I change it by hand. 
>       * If I report a message as spam, it used to disappear from the
>         window.  I assume it was marked as junk at the same time.  But
>         now, it stays visible and I have to delete it or mark it junk by
>         hand.
> Has anyone noticed these behaviors?  Are they intentional changes?  Or
> should I report them to Bugzilla?
OK, I installed mail-notification-evolution-plugin but I still don't get
any notifications but I can see that the evolution-data-server is not
automatically starting up when I first launch evolution like previous
versions so I suspect that the problem lies somewhere within.

Control-A does work for me but it is (and to my recollection always was)
context sensitive. If you click on a message and then press control-A,
it selects all messages but if you are reading a specific message and
then press Control-A, it selects the contents of that message.

It does change the status from unread to read after 1.5 seconds (per my


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