[Users] Two questions: popups, and slowness

Ralf Mardorf silver.bullet at zoho.com
Sun Sep 11 17:47:26 CEST 2016

On Mon, 12 Sep 2016 00:56:12 +1000, Alasdair McAndrew wrote:
>1. As I move my mouse cursor around the Claws mail window, there are
>various little popups.  On my system, these are unreadable, as the
>font and background appear to be the same colour.  How can I fix this?

By using a theme that isn't flashy, but usable.

[rocketmouse at archlinux ~]$ sudo pacman -Syu
warning: gnome-themes-standard: ignoring package upgrade (3.18.0-1 => 3.20.2-1)

I'm using Adwaita from gnome-themes-standard 3.18.0.

Still available for Arch, if you're using "downgrade":

[rocketmouse at archlinux ~]$ downgrade gnome-themes-standard
Available packages:

   1) gnome-themes-standard-3.20.2-1-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz (remote)
   2) gnome-themes-standard-3.20-1-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz (remote)
   3) gnome-themes-standard-3.18.0-1-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz (remote)
   4) gnome-themes-standard-3.18.0-1-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz (local)

>2. Claws mail seems impossibly slow.  If I move from one folder to
>another, say gmail Inbox to gmail Sent, it takes a long time for the
>message headers to appear.  And an even longer time for a selected
>message to appear in the lower window.

Yes, when I decided to switch from Claws to Evolution, I thought that
Claws is very fast, but in the meanwhile, with tens of thousands of
emails I notice this too. Claws is disgusting slow. In my case for POP
accounts, either for my Arch and my Ubuntu install. If speed is
important for you, better use Evolution. In don't care, if I have to
wait a little bit.

I'm running

[rocketmouse at archlinux moonstudio]$ pacman -Q claws-mail-git
claws-mail-git 3.14.0.r2.ge48b739-1
[rocketmouse at archlinux moonstudio]$ sudo systemd-nspawn -q apt list claws-mail-git
Listing... Done
claws-mail-git/now 3.14.0-2-ge48b73-1 amd64 [installed,local]


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