When changing the settings for toolbars (text&icons, icons only, text only)
evolution does not honor those settings
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
Evolution still showed the Icons and text&icons as it usually does
Displaying only icons and no text.
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.
"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)
a quick search of ximian bugzilla (bugs.ximian.org) 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.