I’m going to be an Evo bug avoidance master if I keep this up.
Today’s annoying Evo problem is “sometimes when you drag and drop mails, something gets stuck and Evo stays in drop mode even though I’ve released the mouse button.” If you’ve ever ran into this you’ll know what I mean and how annoying it is.
For the others, the biggest annoyance is that, at this point, your mouse and keyboard are useless in X. There’s nothing you can click, close, or resize with your mouse to leave drop mode. Most of your keystrokes go to evolution, you can’t even activate the panel or switch to other tasks. You can only switch to console and Do Stuff from there.
In the past, I always used to switch to console or log in through ssh, and do something like
DISPLAY=:0.0 evolution –force-shutdown
This is pretty annoying however, because
- I use drag and drop heavily when I’m sorting my mail
- so this bug happens more often when I’m sorting my mail
- but forcing Evolution to quit typically makes it lose all the state for which mails I’ve moved and where
- so I have to start over again and remember to expunge regularly
Today, I thought “what would happen if I start another evolution instance ?¨
So that’s what I did, from the console, and bam – it Just Fixes It. It’s amazing how such a small change makes me so much less frustrated using Evolution. Tied for the lead with the Cancel button.