getting rid of the tree view of a message

Basil Chupin blchupin at
Mon Aug 16 21:10:21 UTC 2010

On 17/08/2010 02:54, Michael Hirsch wrote:
> On Sun, Aug 15, 2010 at 10:58 PM, Basil Chupin<blchupin at>  wrote:
>> On 16/08/2010 14:46, Michael Hirsch wrote:
>>> I just upgraded my family to KDE 4.5.  Now my wife is pretty unhappy.
>>> Her biggest problem is with kmail.  When she looks at a mail message
>>> (double click the entry in the message list) is always shows her the
>>> message structure.  Even worse, the frame showing the structure takes
>>> up half the window.  She can shrink it to something smaller, but the
>>> next on she looks at has it back to half the window again.
>>> Anyone know what is causing this and how to fix it?  Preferably, she
>>> could make it go away entirely.  She has no interest in that
>>> structure.  She doesn't care that there is a text body part and an
>>> HTML body part.  She cares about attachments, but those are displayed
>>> at the top of the message, too.
>>> I have to say I agree with her.  That structure pane seems only of
>>> interest to mail geeks.  Why should anyone care about it?
>>> Anyway, anyone know how she can get rid of it, or at least make it smaller?
>>> Thanks,
>>> Michael
>> By "message structure" do you mean the Header of the message (showing
>> From, To, Subject, etc etc)?
>> If so, then there should be a setting in kmail' preferences to either
>> see the "Full View" of the header or to see it in "Normal View - or
>> words to this effect?
> No, I mean the part at the bottom of the mail message that tells you
> what the structure of the MIME mail is.  Often it is a text body, an
> html body, and some number of attachments.
> Michael
I see. You can't left-click, hold, and drag down (or up or sideways, 
whatever) the border(s)?


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