Bug 591912 - Some keyboard commands ignored
Summary: Some keyboard commands ignored
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
Classification: Red Hat
Component: evolution
Version: 6.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: rc
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Assignee: Matthew Barnes
QA Contact: Desktop QE
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2010-05-13 13:32 UTC by Marc Milgram
Modified: 2013-06-20 14:55 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2013-06-20 14:55:32 UTC
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Description Marc Milgram 2010-05-13 13:32:10 UTC
Description of problem:
Usually while reading mail in evolution, I am able to pres the space bar to read more of the message, or if at the end of the message read the next message.  Sometimes evolution doesn't respond to space.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start evolution
2. Read email
Actual results:
Occasionally the folder will be selected with a blue bar, the mail message with a gray bar, and space bar will be ignored.

Expected results:
Space bar views more of the message, or if at the end of message, goes to the next unread message.

Additional info:
I use imap4s, gssapi, 25 email folders, and thousands of unread email messages coming into numerous folders.

Comment 2 Marc Milgram 2010-05-13 13:36:28 UTC
During normal operation, the email message in the message list is highlighted blue.  In the errant case, it is gray.

Comment 3 Milan Crha 2010-05-13 13:59:58 UTC
Thanks for a bug report. What you are describing is called "magic space bar". There is an option in Preferences to turn it on and off. It's sort of known that it doesn't work well for a caret mode, View->Caret mode (F7). Do you have caret mode on or off?

Comment 5 Marc Milgram 2010-05-13 14:26:51 UTC
I have caret mode off.

Comment 6 RHEL Program Management 2010-05-13 15:19:38 UTC
This request was evaluated by Red Hat Product Management for inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux major release.  Product Management has requested further
review of this request by Red Hat Engineering, for potential inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux Major release.  This request is not yet committed for

Comment 7 Milan Crha 2010-05-20 18:08:35 UTC
I tried to reproduce it, but it works for me. What I do:
a) mark two messages in some IMAP folder as unread
b) go to IMAP Inbox and select there a message which is long enough to show
   vertical scrollbar in the message preview
c) the focused control is a message list now, as I clicked on the message
   in it with a mouse
d) press SPACE, message scrolls down
e) press it again until it's at the end of the message; next press will move
   to the folder from step a), selecting the first unread message there.
f) repeating from step d) until all messages are read

I thought this is somehow related to the upstream bug [1], but seeing it's for 2.29 and not for 2.28 then it would be something else.

Could you try to find some click & press steps from the evolution start for this, to know how to reproduce this reliably, please?

[1] https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=612236

Comment 8 RHEL Program Management 2010-07-15 14:31:59 UTC
This issue has been proposed when we are only considering blocker
issues in the current Red Hat Enterprise Linux release. It has
been denied for the current Red Hat Enterprise Linux release.

** If you would still like this issue considered for the current
release, ask your support representative to file as a blocker on
your behalf. Otherwise ask that it be considered for the next
Red Hat Enterprise Linux release. **

Comment 10 Suzanne Yeghiayan 2011-03-28 21:08:27 UTC
Since RHEL 6.1 External Beta has begun, and this bug remains 
unresolved, it has been rejected as it is not proposed as an 
exception or blocker.

Red Hat invites you to ask your support representative to 
propose this request, if appropriate and relevant, in the 
next release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

Comment 12 RHEL Program Management 2013-06-20 14:55:32 UTC
Development Management has reviewed and declined this request.
You may appeal this decision by reopening this request.

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