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    Default KDE Applications 16.08: Kmail5 has changed, not for the best...

    Hi !

    I updated my TW to the latest snapshot with KDE Applications 16.08 (and newer KF5 as well), and since then, Kmail5 has changed. Well, that's the point of an update, clearly, but specifically, it seems the new "Kmail 5.2" header theme (which was very nice, with clickable icons at the top) is now broken: the layout is less nice, the clickable icons disappeared and the scrollbar is weird and grey, instead of being the Breeze one.

    Here's a screenshot : http://i68.tinypic.com/2d6l7q9.jpg

    Anyone with the same issue? Does somebody know if it's normal?

    Cheers!

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    Default Re: KDE Applications 16.08: Kmail5 has changed, not for the best...

    Quote Originally Posted by flyos View Post
    it seems the new "Kmail 5.2" header theme (which was very nice, with clickable icons at the top) is now broken: the layout is less nice, the clickable icons disappeared
    I noticed that too, but I don't know whether this is on purpose or a bug.

    You should be able to switch to a different header theme though, or even create your own one.

    and the scrollbar is weird and grey, instead of being the Breeze one.
    That's a "bug" in QtWebEngine (based on Chromium) AFAICT, which is used now instead of QtWebKit.

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    Default Re: KDE Applications 16.08: Kmail5 has changed, not for the best...

    Quote Originally Posted by wolfi323 View Post
    That's a "bug" in QtWebEngine (based on Chromium) AFAICT, which is used now instead of QtWebKit.
    My Tumbleweed (20160831) Kmail identifies itself as:

    Code:
    Version 5.3.0 (QtWebEngine)
     Using,:
    
     
    
    • KDE Frameworks 5.25.0
    • Qt 5.6.1 (built against 5.6.1)
    • The xcb windowing system
    It looks OK to me, including the scroll bars, but took a bit of configuring. I have never seen the "enhanced" 5.2 headers and was unimpressed by the current version -- I select "Fancy" headers by default and they have not changed for years.

    BTW flyos, I am mostly blocked from freebie file-sharing sites and could not view your picture. This is probably true of many others while at work also. This forum has its own paste facility for large files.
    ~Thank you for sharing an interesting problem.
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    slàinte mhath,
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    Default Re: KDE Applications 16.08: Kmail5 has changed, not for the best...

    OK, good to hear, my install is not broken, then!

    Could it be that the new theme is broken with QtWebEngine?

    Quote Originally Posted by eng-int View Post
    BTW flyos, I am mostly blocked from freebie file-sharing sites and could not view your picture. This is probably true of many others while at work also. This forum has its own paste facility for large files.
    Oh, sorry, how can I use that? Just using the "Insert Image" is OK? Some forums don't like when people insert large images with an IMG macro, so I kept myself from doing it.

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    Default Re: KDE Applications 16.08: Kmail5 has changed, not for the best...

    Quote Originally Posted by flyos View Post
    Could it be that the new theme is broken with QtWebEngine?
    I don't think this is related to QtWebEngine at all, which should be superior to the deprecated QtWebKit as it basically is Chromium's rendering engine.

    The question is whether it is broken at all. It might be a conscious change as well.
    After all, the other header themes don't have icons either.
    I cannot tell for sure, one would probably have to go through all upstream commits which are a lot...

    Oh, sorry, how can I use that? Just using the "Insert Image" is OK? Some forums don't like when people insert large images with an IMG macro, so I kept myself from doing it.
    Using "Insert Image" is ok, but you need to make your image publicly acessible somewhere first, the forum doesn't allow to upload images.
    One such facility (the one eng-int was talking about) where you can upload your pictures is http://paste.opensuse.org/.

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    Default Re: KDE Applications 16.08: Kmail5 has changed, not for the best...

    Quote Originally Posted by wolfi323 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by flyos View Post
    and the scrollbar is weird and grey, instead of being the Breeze one.
    That's a "bug" in QtWebEngine (based on Chromium) AFAICT, which is used now instead of QtWebKit.
    For the record, this is tracked as task here in Qt's bugtracker:
    https://bugreports.qt.io/browse/QTBUG-51186

    And the same can be seen in the latest KF5 based Konqueror too, when using the new QtWebEngine backend for web browsing (will be part of KDE Applications 16.12 to be released in December).

    Last edited by wolfi323; 17-Nov-2016 at 08:19.

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