Evolution new GUI

Hi , I don’t know if this is the right place, but I have to say that I really do not like the new buttons on the headerbar, and especially all the stuff moved around, like for deleting the message etc…
I have no idea if this is only on my machine due to the theme or is it thought like this.

I use Evolution for a long time for my daily job, and the change was really as a negative surprise. It will take some time to get used to it surely.

I there maybe a way to get the old UI back ?

I am talking about the new version 3.46.1 which came as a surprise with F37 upgrade.

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Hi,
please see for example this thread:
https://mail.gnome.org/archives/evolution-list/2022-November/msg00048.html

Bye,
Milan
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Hi Milan, many thanks,

gsettings set org.gnome.evolution.shell use-header-bar false

did the trick.

I have nothing against moving further, but there are some things really wired with that kind of setup. For example the delete message button now is all on the left in my setup, would be much better and intuitive to to have it in the message pane itself. I use the 3 division in mail, so I have all my folders on the left, in the middle there are message headers and on the right I have the opened message itself. Its really annoying to go for each message on the top left side with the pointer to delete a message. Its probably just my case, but before I have the delete button over the opened message.

Then the real strange thing is having same menus in the buttons in the header bar, and then a menu line below the header bar.

It seems like a WIP thingy to me.

Rgds
Sasa

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Hi,
you are looking for:

Bye,
Milan
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Many thanks Milan, I am happy to see I am not alone. I will try to further experiment with the new UI and if I can get some nice idea i will report.

I can confirm that it works for me with

gsettings set org.gnome.evolution.shell use-header-bar false

with evolution 3.46.1.

Best,

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The new GUI makes more sense if the remaining pieces of the puzzle get solved, so that it can behave as a well-integrated whole. Here are three things that would likely constitute significant improvements:

With those, the new GUI would be closer to its true potential and I’m fairly confident it would be much more convincing for those who have had an adverse reaction to the current state of the GUI that was introduced in Evolution 3.46.x.

If anyone here has programming proficiencies, I’m sure Milan would be very happy to get some help on those remaining issues :slight_smile:

Hi, I agree nearly on all, but I think one of the problems with the buttons in the header bar is that they will have to be always divided, due to the name of the program in the middle.
This looks ok if you have one or 2 buttons in the header bar. But if you get 4 of them like Evolution have, then the thing is horrible in my personal opinion. And I get to ask now, why not eliminate the program name from the header bar in Gnome and have it in any case only in the top panel bar near the top left activities corner ?
In that way would have more space and could arrange better the menu buttons and icons.