How to create missing icons for toolbar items in Kmail

Nigel Henry cave.dnb at
Fri Feb 23 00:58:36 GMT 2007

On Friday 23 February 2007 01:34, Kevin Krammer wrote:
> On Friday 23 February 2007 01:14, Nigel Henry wrote:
> > This is frustrating. I'm using Kmail on FC2, and the button doesn't exist
> > on Kmail 1.6.2 (using KDE 3.2.2-14.FC2.legacy Red Hat)
> >
> > I've just looked on Debian Etch on the other machine, which is using
> > Kmail 1.9.5 (Using KDE 3.5.5) and that has the button to change icon.
> It might still be possible to do it, but just not through the GUI.
> You could check what the respective change on the newer KMail does to
> KMail's configuration file and then apply the same to the older KMail's
> file (though it would be wise to make a backup copy first :))
> > Any suggestions Kevin on avoiding losing the mail, and bookmarks while
> > moving them would be very welcome.
> This is not too diffcult.
> First you need to find out where your mails are.
> This can be ~/Mail or .kde/share/apps/kmail/mail (not 1005 sure about the
> second one)
> For example I have been using KMail for ages, so the mail is on the old
> path, i.e. ~/Mail
> I can do a KMail backup, including config and addressbook like this
> $ tar cvzf mails.tgz
> Mail/ .kde/share/config/kmailrc .kde/share/apps/kabc/std.vcf
> Restoring is just untarring the archive, of course neither KMail nor
> KAddressBook should be running during either procedure :)
> Since ~/Mail is a compatability feature for people who started early to use
> KMail, it has to be present before running a new KMail the first time, so
> it can detect it, otherwise it will create a new mail directory in the
> second location mentioned above. If you already have this second location,
> there is nothing special to consider.
> The Konqueror bookmark file is .kde/share/apps/konqueror/bookmarks.xml
> You can just copy it or include it in the transfer tar archive.
> A good check to see if you have everything is to create such a transfer
> archive and then create a new user account and unpack it there.
> The new user should then have KMail and Konqueror as you would expect them
> on the original account.
> ** Caution **
> Since the new user's KMail will have the same configuration, it will do the
> same mail checks if you have something like this enabled, so it might
> download new mails which you then don't have back on the real user account
> unless you do the transfer trick again in  the other direction,
> Cheers,
> Kevin

Thanks for the advice, I'll have a go tomorrow, as it's getting a bit late 

I'll post back with the results.

Many thanks.

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