[kdepim-users] Deleting multiple mails

David Jarvie djarvie at kde.org
Thu Oct 8 11:31:42 BST 2009

On Thu, October 8, 2009 10:42 am, O. Sinclair wrote:
> Anne Wilson wrote:
>> On Thursday 08 October 2009 09:50:30 O. Sinclair wrote:
>>> Anne Wilson wrote:
>>>> On Thursday 08 October 2009 08:33:40 O. Sinclair wrote:
>>>>> Referrering to KDE 4.3.2 and KMail 1.12.1:
>>>>> when I try to mark several email in the Inbox using the pointer and
>>>>> "shift" button I often get unexpected results.
>>>>> An example: I am on the top email, I move the mouse pointer to an
>>>>> email
>>>>> near the bottom of the email list, hold down Shift and click on it.
>>>>> My
>>>>> expectation is that the the emails from the top "active" mail down to
>>>>> the one indicated will be marked but often it is the ones from "the
>>>>> bottom" of the window and UP to the one I am now clicking on that
>>>>> gets
>>>>> selected. I get different results almost every time unless I mark the
>>>>> whole visible window.
>>>>> This refers to unread emails. If one or several in the visible list
>>>>> have
>>>>> been read I get even more erratic results.
>>>>> And I am not referring to the folder list but the "mails in folder"
>>>>> window whatever it is called.
>>>>> Is this the result of some settings, intentional or a bug of some
>>>>> kind?
>>>>> Anyone knows?
>>>> Sorry that I have no answers for you.  I can only say that your
>>>> expectation is the correct behaviour, and the normal behaviour in
>>>> kmail.
>>>> Is this a recent problem, or ever since you installed kmail?  Have you
>>>> checked with your distro users to see whether anyone else has a
>>>> problem?
>>>> That's about all I can suggest, at the moment.
>>> This is a competely fresh installation, I am trying out KDE4.3.2 in
>>> Kubuntu 9.10 Beta. So I have just only started using it and am a bit
>>> baffled about this.
>>> Will check on the Kubuntu list as well to see if it (somehow) my
>>> hardware or if others share the experience.
>> Of course your answer may simply be that - 4.3.2 Beta.  All the same,
>> I'm
>> surprised by your problem.  I use 1.12.1 myself, and don't see it, so
>> although
>> it could be a problem on your system, it could also be a distro problem.
> Well as I understand it KDE 4.3.2 is not beta - however Kubuntu 9.10 is.
> To what extent that affects KMail/Kontact is unclear to me. Am checking
> on Kubuntu users list.

I often see this behaviour - it has been a feature for me since KDE 4.2 if
not earlier. My KDE is compiled from source.

David Jarvie.
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KAlarm author & maintainer.

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