Evolution Preferences Panel Cannot Be Resized, Evolution Wastes Space on Netbooks

Bug #792804 reported by Gretha on 2011-06-04
This bug report is a duplicate of:  Bug #23810: Evolution is unusable in 1024x768. Edit Remove
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evolution (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: evolution

The Edit > Preferences panel in Evolution cannot be resized to fit within a standard netbook screen (1024x600). The bottom of the panel remains off-screen. The width of the panel can be resized, but not the height. Thus, the settings and controls at the bottom of the Preferences panel are inaccessible. This is a bug which unfortunately makes Evolution unusable on a netbook.

More generally, Evolution is extremely wasteful of the limited amount of screen space on a netbook (broad margins, wide spacing, big icons), resulting in absolutely minimal effective room left over for actual truly functional e-mail information.

Thunderbird seems able to do much better, and allows more easily for flexible user-adjustment of the lay-out and spacing. Would it not be worth considering perhaps to make Thunderbird the default Ubuntu e-mail client, leaving Evolution in the repo as an option? That would definitely be my preference.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.04
Package: evolution 2.32.2-0ubuntu7
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.38-8.42-generic
Uname: Linux 2.6.38-8-generic i686
Architecture: i386
Date: Sat Jun 4 15:36:14 2011
ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/evolution
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.04 LTS "Lucid Lynx" - Release i386 (20100429)
SourcePackage: evolution
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to natty on 2011-04-30 (34 days ago)

Gretha (g-r-e-cramer) wrote :
Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) wrote :

that's a known bug.

Changed in evolution (Ubuntu):
status: New → Invalid
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