[xubuntu-users] highlighting and clicking in EVOLUTION

Ralf Mardorf ralf.mardorf at rocketmail.com
Wed Apr 23 17:06:01 UTC 2014

On Wed, 2014-04-23 at 11:23 -0400, Fred Roller wrote:
> On 04/23/2014 10:52 AM, Peter Flynn wrote:
> > I don't use Evolution, but I do get this problem in the menus of Skype
> > (only) -- the highlight is the same colour as the background. I put this
> > down to the programmers not having as much experience of Linux as they
> > do of Windows or Mac APIs. It was a problem in 11.*, 12.*, and 13.* but
> > I haven't tried it in 14.* yet, and anyway, Skype is under new
> > management:-)  and the interface has changed, so the problem may have
> > gone away.
> >
> > ///Peter
> Good point, my second suggestion is to change up the themes in Settings 
> Manager -> Appearance to see if color was the issue. Aside from maybe 
> fixing the issue, you discover fun new tweaks to the desktop. ;)

Due to the "some providers dislike mailing lists issue" and "some
providers bounce mailing list mails issue" I neither could reply using
my address I used to subscribe, nor did it work to change to another
account. However, now it did work to change the email address.

I already replied the OP at the Debian user mailing list.


This likely is an issue I experienced a long time ago too. Perhaps for
Ubunbtu Studio (Xubuntu) only, but more likely for all of my Linux
installs (e.g. Arch too). I guess it's related to the used GTK version
and/or the used version of Evolution.

My recommendation to the OP is to stay with one Linux distro and then
try to learn how to fix issues. While I guess there's no fix for the
Evolution issue he's experiencing now, but to wait for an upgrade.
However, the OP is a novice experiencing issues with Debian and Xubuntu,
not trying to fix issues, but to install one thing after the other.

_My recommendation to the OP is to stay with one distro, one DE, one
choice of apps and to learn how to fix issues._

Evolution might not be the MUA you want to use, ask the community for a
better MUA.

Switching distros could be helpful if you know what you do, but unlikely
will help you to solve the problems a novice will experience." -

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