[sylpheed:35268] Re: Mailto syntax (Opera)

Gene Goldenfeld genegold at fastmail.fm
Sat May 19 02:01:32 JST 2012

Really doesn't do anything at all unless I click quickly multiple
times (Sylpheed running, whether open window or minimized).  

What you're seeing re focus is something I used to come across
occasionally in XP, but haven't with Win 7.  Win 7 is finicky re
Sylpheed in terms of focus and willingness to keep it showing on the
sys tray (Hiro commented on this awhile back).  Maybe that's what each
of us is running into in our own way.

Thanks for your help,

On Fri, 18 May 2012 03:56:18 -0400
"Michael A. Puls II" <shadow2531 at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 5/17/2012 12:37 PM, Gene Goldenfeld wrote:
> > For Michael and anyone else that has a similar mix to check:
> > -http://mc-computing.com/HTML_Examples/MailTo.htm
> > -http://www.caldwellsport.com/2012/04/used-demo-ski-deals/  (bottom
> > of text)
> I checked those out and everything works great when Sylpheed is open
> or closed.
> However, if Sylpheed is open and I minimize it (and I have 'group 
> taskbar buttons" set in Win7 at least), when I click on a mailto link
> in another program (Opera or Firefox for example), the compose window
> in Sylpheed still opens, but it doesn't steal focus (pop up in front)
> from the program I'm using. I instead have to click on the compose
> window taskbar button to focus it. But, I assume that's intentional
> by Sylpheed.
> Is that the problem you're seeing? Or, does clicking the mailto link 
> really not do anything at all sometimes?
> If the latter, the only thing that I think would cause that is a DDE 
> issue. On Win7 at least though, the dde reg keys and their sub-keys
> in "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\mailto\shell\open\ddeexec" and 
> "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\mailto\shell\open\ddeexec" don't have any entries
> in them. So, there shouldn't be any DDE problems. (Not even sure if 
> Sylpheed supports that anyway.)
> Besides that, I'm out of ideas why Sylpheed misbehaves for ya.
> -- 
> Michael

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