Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 135065
evolution has awkward keyboard shortcuts for non US keyboards
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:51 EST
Description of problem:
To e.g. show/hide a mail message you now have to press "Ctrl+`" which
is "Ctrl+Shift+Â´" on German keyboards, before (1.4) it was at least
just "`" which was "Shift+Â´" (awkward in it's own regard because you
still had to press 2 keys), before that it was simply "Q" which was a
bit unintuitive, but quick ;-). I show/hide the preview pane all the
time so it is a bit cumbersome to use that way.
I don't know how to best tackle this issue, making shortcuts
configurable or providing different shortcuts for different keyboards
or what else.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Always (tested with en_US.UTF-8 and de_DE.UTF-8 locales, no difference)
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start evolution
2. Show or hide the preview pane with the keyboard shortcut
You need to use a three finger shortcut.
An easier shortcut or the possibility to configure keyboard shortcut
(though that one might not survive the Havoc test).
I a similar vein, both View->Toolbar and View->Show hidden messages
have "Alt+V->O" as their accelerator (not shortcut), shall I file a
separate BZ for these?
Fedora Core 3 is now maintained by the Fedora Legacy project for security
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hasn't been resolved in the current FC5 updates or in the FC6 test
release, reopen and change the version to match.
The former issue was solved by using "Ctrl-M", but the latter (duplicate
accelerators) wasn't... with a twist: now it's "View->Show hidden messages" and
"View->Zoom Out" which have the same accel ("Alt-V->O").
Is this bug still present in the latest version of evolution?
$ rpm -q evolution
Looking at my View menu I see "Ctrl+-" for "View->Zoom Out" and no accelerator
for "View->Show Hidden Messages". Perhaps I misunderstood the problem description.
evolution-126.96.36.199-2.fc6 solves these problems for me, thanks.