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Old 12-08-2013, 07:23 PM   #1
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How to run Evolution email in KDE?


Current setup is Debian 6 using Gnome and Evolution.
I want to switch to Debian 7 using KDE, also using Evolution email.

Debian 7 has been installed on a separate HD, with both Gnome 3 and KDE environments.

How can I start Evolution email when using KDE?

Generally, how can I start applications from Gnome when using KDE, or vice-versa?

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Old 12-08-2013, 08:18 PM   #2
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As long as the required libraries are present on the hard drive, the programs should run. You can start them as you would start any other program, add desktop short cuts, use the menu editor to put them in the menu, and so on.

I have both Gnome and KDE installed on my Debian system, use Fluxbox for a window manager, and regularly run a mix of Gnome and KDE applications.

The one thing you might notice is that applications written for Gnome will not necessarily have KDE "look" and vicey versa, but that's a triviality that has never bothered me.
 
Old 12-09-2013, 03:44 AM   #3
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It's not the different look that bothers me, it's the behaviour.

As a long-time Unix/Linux guy, I prefer single click, rather than the Microsoft-style double-click.

I'm a KDE user and have been using Gimp since long before GTK was used to build Gnome. Apart from the infuriating changes in 2.8, the thing that drives me demented is the dialog box for opening files.

Why on earth use the brain-dead Windows-explorer idea of single click the left pane to choose directory, double-click the right pane t choose file?
 
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I prefer double-click for tasks like starting applications and opening files and folders, because I tend to have a heavy index finger and sometimes accidentally click open something I don't want to open.

Choice is good.
 
Old 12-10-2013, 05:20 AM   #5
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As long as the required libraries are present on the hard drive, the programs should run. You can start them as you would start any other program, add desktop short cuts, use the menu editor to put them in the menu, and so on.

I have both Gnome and KDE installed on my Debian system, use Fluxbox for a window manager, and regularly run a mix of Gnome and KDE applications.

The one thing you might notice is that applications written for Gnome will not necessarily have KDE "look" and vicey versa, but that's a triviality that has never bothered me.
I've been using Linux for three years, doing almost everything through the graphic interface. How do I start Evolution without the menu? How would I add a desktop shortcut? I've been looking for information on these things, and cominng up dry.
 
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Open a terminal and type "evolution" (without the quotation marks) to start the application. This holds true for any application that is located in your path.

How to add an item to the menu depends on the desktop environment. Here's how to do it in KDE: http://docs.kde.org/development/en/k...roduction.html It's been so long since I used KDE I can't remember how to access it from the desktop, but there is some way to open the menu editor from the taskbar or menu icon.

I don't use desktop icons, but a websearch led me to this: http://userbase.kde.org/Plasma/HowTo

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Old 12-21-2013, 07:20 AM   #7
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In a Plasma desktop, hit the 'alt-f2' key combination and type what you're looking for. 'evolution' and 'email' should probably both get you there.
 
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Originally Posted by normanlinux View Post
It's not the different look that bothers me, it's the behaviour.

As a long-time Unix/Linux guy, I prefer single click, rather than the Microsoft-style double-click.

I'm a KDE user and have been using Gimp since long before GTK was used to build Gnome. Apart from the infuriating changes in 2.8, the thing that drives me demented is the dialog box for opening files.

Why on earth use the brain-dead Windows-explorer idea of single click the left pane to choose directory, double-click the right pane t choose file?
I was under the impression that most Linux file managers let the end user choose whether to use single or double click to open files? I know Konquerror used to and Thunar does and I seem to recall Nautilus did also.
 
  


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