[Users] [Bug 3279] Mouse cursor sometimes gets stuck in "busy" state

Steve Litt slitt at troubleshooters.com
Sun Sep 7 01:23:50 CEST 2014

On Sat, 6 Sep 2014 16:42:51 +0100
Brad Rogers <brad at fineby.me.uk> wrote:

> On Sat, 6 Sep 2014 17:30:40 +1000
> Liz <edodd55 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello Liz,
> >My reaction is to tune right out, because I see you trolling.
> I have a picture in my head of nfxjfg, having installed CM, clicking
> blindly and wildly on almost everything in site, without waiting for
> things to run their course before moving on, trying in vain to get CM
> to work the way he(1) wants it to.  No wonder CM got its knickers in a
> knot.  Now he's behaving like a petulant child.  No detailed info, and
> expects things to be 'fixed'.  Nearly all the issues he has could be
> sorted by rational discussion here, I'm sure.
> My mental image may be wrong but it's going to be very, *very* hard
> for nfxjfg to persuade me of it.
> (1) it's stereo-typical adolescent male behaviour.

Yeah, well I just went on Medicare and I agree with him.

Seriously, Claws is an acquired taste: In many ways it doesn't work
like other software. Sometimes its interface *is* surprising. But I've
gotten used to it, and rarely get bollixed up anymore.

Here's the thing: All email clients suck. Outlook's a disease ridden
security flaw. Eudora gratuitously separates attachments
from messages, intermittently. Thunderbird's a pig with three broken
legs that got beaten by a snail in its last race. Mutt's nice, but you
have to remember more keystrokes for mutt than you do for Vim.
Evolution's a way of life, not an email client. Kmail is an OS-busting
atrocity. Last time I looked, Sylpheed and Balsa couldn't correctly do
IMAP, and GNUMail didn't work at all. 

When viewed in this context, Claws-Mail is excellent.


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