[kdepim-users] q: Kontact > External Editor -- activate via keyboard shortcut?

Garry T. Williams gtwilliams at gmail.com
Thu Nov 13 23:18:35 GMT 2014

On 11-13-14 11:46:01 Pablo Sanchez wrote:
> Unfortunately the setting is global and it's either on or off.  When
> it's on and you mouse into the text box of a Compose window, the
> configured external editor is fork'd.

Unfortunately, it doesn't work that way any more.

I can't remember when the change was made, but I saw the patch in a
bug report several months ago.  I'm currently on 4.14.2.

When I either start a new message or reply to an existing one, the
composer window is created and my external editor is *immediately*
fork()ed.  :-(

My work flow used to be New Message -> enter recipients -> enter
subject -> tab into message area and hit any key.  Only then was my
editor started.  It's irritating that I have to switch back to the
composer window after my editor steals focus after starting a new

OK, replying to a message is more convenient when the editor is
immediately started.  But NOT for new message.

Garry T. Williams

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