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Bug 27919 - evolution does not honor gnome settings for toolbars
Summary: evolution does not honor gnome settings for toolbars
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: [OLD] GNOME (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: High normal (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Linux Gnome Desktop Team
Depends on:
Reported: 2003-09-04 05:22 UTC by Lars Heiermann
Modified: 2003-09-28 14:37 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Description Lars Heiermann 2003-09-04 05:22:02 UTC

When changing the settings for toolbars (text&icons, icons only, text only)
evolution does not honor those settings

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start evolution to check the current settings and exit it
2. change the settings using Desktop Preferences / Menu- & Toolbars to Icons only
3. Start evolution again
Actual Results:  
Evolution still showed the Icons and text&icons as it usually does

Expected Results:  
Displaying only icons and no text.
Comment 1 Mike Gardiner (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2003-09-04 06:31:55 UTC
all this means it that evolution doesnt follow the gnome HIG guidelines, or whichever standard defines the toolbar. i'm not sure exactly how that's for us to fix. 
Comment 2 Lars Heiermann 2003-09-04 07:49:43 UTC
"We will establish relationships with Free Software authors and collaborate when possible. We will submit bug-fixes, improvements, user requests, etc. to the "upstream" authors of software included in our system."

So forwarding it might be an option (as maintainers of distributions are listend to more than the average user it's actually a good way to make something heard)
Comment 3 Mike Gardiner (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2003-09-04 08:28:00 UTC
a quick search of ximian bugzilla ( turned up the following references:

describing your exact problem and the ximian response:

with particular attention to "...Evolution can't really follow
the GNOME setting because its default mode is "use text sometimes"
which is not covered by the GNOME settings. We have no plan to change this in 1.4, but it might change in 1.6."

so in this case it seems we're bound by the application provider.

similar situations:
Comment 4 Alastair Tse (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2003-09-28 14:37:55 UTC