[kdepim-users] Getting rid of Group Header

Kishore kitts.mailinglists at gmail.com
Tue Feb 17 13:46:41 GMT 2009

On Tuesday 17 Feb 2009 3:10:36 am Ingo Klöcker wrote:
> On Monday 16 February 2009, John Aldrich wrote:
> > On Monday 16 February 2009, Anne Wilson wrote:
> > > I neither know nor care what Microsoft's application looks like.  I
> > > have never used it.  Come to think of it, I think the only M$
> > > application I've ever used was my grandson's package with which he
> > > made birthday cards, as a child.  What is more to the point is that
> > > many people have appreciated the changes.  They don't suit me, but
> > > as long as I can switch them off, that's OK.  Any sentencing I do
> > > will be on people who want everyone to work their way :-)
> >
> > Yeah... It's nice to have lots of options. My main objection, now
> > that I know how to disable that junk, is that they had to go and
> > create all those new configuration icons. Why couldn't they just put
> > it all under "Settings" ->Configure KMail ->Appearance. That, to me,
> > would be the logical place to find stuff... and while I saw that
> > option that I changed at your direction, I never connected it with
> > the whole "date" separator.
> We know that the new configuration stuff is a) a bit too complex and b)
> not where it should have been. We wanted to do something about it
> before KDE 4.2, but we ran out of time. Sorry.

I have no argument with regard to what is to be default. I know that the 
current default doe snot suit me but i'd rather that the defaults be directed 
by the usability guys. The other part is with easy configuration. I completely 
agree that it would have had been better to have the settings in the "configure 
kmail" but the problem here i see is that it seems that the configuration is 
perhaps per folder which is nice but complicates the whole thing.

One possible solution could be that the configuration is indeed in "configure 
kmail"  where one can configure all available themes and aggregation methods 
etc. Also there is a setting for what the default aggregation mode and theme 
for each folder. The folder settings can then override the global settings and 
choose another aggregation method and theme (but cannot configure them).

That is the way it is now done with templates i guess. Most people would not 
have to change the per folder settings when they want the same look for all 

Personally, i have always found it awkward trying to guide people w.r.t. 
finding those drop down menus next to the search bar but that's probably just 
me. :)
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