[kdepim-users] fancy headers
bmacasuru at fastmail.us
Mon Aug 17 18:53:09 BST 2009
On Monday 17 August 2009 08:19:54 am Kishore wrote:
> On Monday 17 Aug 2009 1:50:27 pm Bruce MacArthur wrote:
> > On Monday 17 August 2009 03:12:12 am Gary C Curtin wrote:
> > > On Monday 17 August 2009 8:52:43 Bruce MacArthur wrote:
> > > > I guess I have "NO idea" of what you are really talking about
> > I
> > > > have that setting (view, etc.) selected and ALL of my messages
> > up
> > > > with (would you guess it?) "Fancy Headers"! Even when I look at
> > > > ("archived" in folders) messages, they will have the headers
> > have
> > > > most-recently specified. That is precisely what I would expect
> > > > meant by "setting it to default".
> > > >
> > > > You must have something else in mind, but I cannot guess what!
> > you
> > > > mean that you want to impose your preferences upon the people
> > groups
> > > > with whom you correspond -- YOUR style of headers on the
> > THEY
> > > > receive from you -- that simply is not an option. They
> > have
> > > > the right to decide, within the limits of their respective mail-
> > client's
> > > > capacities, how they want THEIR headers to appear.
> > >
> > > The setting does not remain with me. If I open a message and set
> > header to
> > > fancy then close the message, it reverts to the default setting. I
> > think the
> > > term used is non-persistant. I went through all the possible
> > in
> > > Kontact and could not find anywhere to set this permanently.
> > >
> > > My installation is from the opensuse KDE 4 factory repository, so
> > maybe it is
> > > broken somehow. I remember back in 3.x versions of KDE it was fine,
> > have
> > > had this problem in more recent KDE 4.x versions.
> > >
> > > So with a bit of trial and error, I worked it out, now with the
> > >
> > > For the fancy headers, the two lines in /.kde4/share/config/kmailrc
> > should be:
> > > [Reader]
> > > header-set-displayed=rich
> > > header-style=standard
> > >
> > > Sorry for the trouble, but thanks for the input Bruce.
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> > Hello, Gary --
> > You have now specified something that I, myself, simply would NOT do.
> > Let me cite the specific distinction. You said that you began by
> > a message -- and THEN change the setting. I do NOT do that.
> > simply change the setting. This is NOT a "per-message" setting at
> > it IS a "persistent" setting, and it should be treated accordingly.
> > On the other hand, if you are getting the results that you want in
> > other way, and if the other method does not create its own package
> > problems for you(!), then don't mess with your setting needlessly!!!
> > really hope that things work as you want them to!
> I would myself never have done it the way Gary did it here. i.e. Open
> message to its own window and then change the setting. And that is
> rarely open a message into a separate window. Never the less I do not
> that Gary did it wrong. Don't you think that setting settings made in
> separate message view window should in a way trickle down into the
> settings? It does not seem to make much sense to have that setting
> It seems very unlikely IMHO that one would want to make that setting
> that one instance of a message view.
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Hello, Kishore --
I gather that your question is directed to me. (If that is an error,
please forgive my blunder!) I think that I agree with you. I view this
as a "global" or "universal" setting in that it immediately affects every
message. Therefore, I would not think in terms of modifying a single
message -- in fact, I doubt that it is even POSSIBLE to have that
selective kind of effect in this context! So I would ignore each
message, and choose my preferred setting. But, precisely because it
SEEMS TO BE a universal setting, I agree that it should not make too
much difference whether or not a particular message is "open" at the time
of a change. And I also agree that it makes very little sense to make
such a change, trying to aim that change at ONLY one or two specific
messages -- because I do NOT think that this will work at all.
As noted, I may not have understood quite what Gary really wants to do;
he has (off-list) faulted himself for posting to a user-list rather than
a technical list. And he seems to enjoy or prefer modifying
configuration files rather than availing himself of the tools built into
K-Mail for everyday practical use. I hope he finds what he wants and
needs, regardless of how it is implemented. And I wish the same for
those who may consult this thread on the archives!
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