[Users] Two questions: popups, and slowness

Ralf Mardorf silver.bullet at zoho.com
Sun Sep 11 18:10:04 CEST 2016

On Sun, 11 Sep 2016 17:47:26 +0200, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
>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
>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) [snip]
>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]

BTW. I'm not sure if the slowness is only cause by the amount of emails.
IIRC Claws was faster when the amount of emails already was very high,
a few updates ago.

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