[kdepim-users] Accessing Kmail when adding a New Contact

Bruce MacArthur bmacasuru at fastmail.us
Thu Aug 13 10:35:14 BST 2009

On Thursday 13 August 2009 03:47, Anne Wilson wrote:
> On Wednesday 12 August 2009 22:28:07 r bartlett wrote:
> > Thank you for the advice.  I'm guessing 4.2 will be the way to go.
> >
> > Another question...do you know if newer versions of Kmail/Kontact
> > will allow you to access the windows beneath when adding a Contact?
> >
> > I'm not sure how to describe this but it's often very convenient to
> > have the Kmail message window open and available when I'm adding a
> > Contact into the Addressbook.  However, to get to the addressbook I
> > of course open it, and to add a new card I open that window too. 
> > Each of those windows forces themselves to be on top of the
> > original Kontact one, meaning that I have to slide the windows
> > around to get back to a Kmail message which may (for example) have
> > a cellphone number in it or something.  It would be nice if the
> > windows all were independent of each other so that I could layer
> > them properly and return focus to the "New Card" window once I'd
> > gotten the info I was looking for elsewhere.
> Friendly hint - top-posting is frowned upon in mailing lists, as
> people often see a thread in the archives, so entering part-way
> through a conversation. The natural need is to read from the top of
> the page downwards ;-)
> I get around the problem you describe by simply having my windows
> cover about 80% of the screen space.  That's ample to see the whole
> of the 80-or-so- characters in a message, yet allow enough space to
> offset windows to make access easy.
> Another hint you may find useful - you can set a window positions so
> that it always opens where you want it - IOW, your mail folder list
> would always show to the left of your contact entry page.  Set up
> your windows the way you want to see them.  Right-click on the
> title-bar of a window, > Advanced > Special Window Settings.  Enable
> the Geometry buttons telling them to remember the size and position.
> This is in KDE4, but I think you could do it in KDE3 as well.
> Anne

I have just shown that this DOES work in KDE 3.5.5 on my openSUSE 10.2 

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