[Users] address book

Dave Howorth dave at howorth.org.uk
Sun Dec 29 20:32:35 CET 2019

On Sat, 28 Dec 2019 11:58:54 -0600
Brian <bvamundsen at yahoo.com> wrote:

> You may have to move the selection to the top most "Address Book".

You mean 'Common addresses'?

If I pick up the address and drop it on there, then I can delete it
from there, but it's still in the vCard list and I can't delete it from

Is nobody else able to tell me how to do this, or simply tell me that
it's not possible? I'm beginning to think I should raise a bug or two?

PS. I wish you wouldn't reply-to me separately! Keep it on the list
please. I replied and now have to reply to the list separately. :( I
expect it's broken threading.

> Then after the search function finds the item, you might need to click
> on it to select and then the delete box should appear.
> The exception would be if you don't have permissions for that address
> book.  For example there are default address book place holders for
> vcards.  My vcards address book is empty and doesn't have a source on
> my drives, so I can't add or delete from it.  But I can under Book add
> a new vcard file, which I'll have ownership of and can edit.  A simple
> test is to click on the vcard address Book and then go to Book in the
> top menu of Address Book screen. if Edit Book is grayed out then you
> don't have permissions to change that vcard address book. If you own
> that vcard book then I'd check you permission of that vcard file on
> the PC you are using.  
> This is all verified on a 64 bit 3.17.4 version running on Linux.  
> BrianA
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> On Sat, 28 Dec 2019 17:42:13 +0000
> Dave Howorth <dave at howorth.org.uk> wrote:
> > On Sat, 28 Dec 2019 10:42:48 -0600
> > Brian via Users <users at lists.claws-mail.org> wrote:
> >   
> > > When I open Tools>Address Book I'm presented with an address book.
> > > In the lower right corner of that window is a search box and a
> > > "Find" button. If I enter a name or email address it searches all
> > > entries of the address book and finds the desired name or
> > > address at where.com
> > > 
> > > I was able to find an errant address and then right click on that
> > > address and "delete".       
> > 
> > Thanks for the reply. When I click on Tools/Address Book I too see a
> > window titled Address book. It seems to open at the last place I was
> > at, namely evolutionvCard and therefore has a Search box. But that's
> > exactly as before. If I search for the person, I find the offending
> > entry but the Delete box is greyed out.
> > 
> > I'm running claws 3.16.0 FWIW.  

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