Tweaking the Evolution Menu Bar

If you are like me, you have a ton of different email addresses, some for work, some for play, etc…

Most times, you don’t want to take a chance to mixing these, and sending your personal signature on a business email, so if you do what I do, you sent up a couple different email clients.

 


For example, I use evolution for my personal email and Thunderbird for my business email.  The first icon on the Thunderbird toolbar is “Send/Receive”. So, what can’t I move the Evolution icons around and put “Send/Receive” first?

First things first, make a backup copy of the file :

[email protected]:~$ sudo cp /usr/share/evolution/2.26/ui/evolution.xml /usr/share/evolution/2.26/ui/evolution.xml.orig

Now, we need to make some changes

[email protected]:~$ sudo gedit /usr/share/evolution/2.26/ui/evolution.xm
Search (ctrl-f) for the following block of code :

 

<dockitem name=”Toolbar” relief=”none” behavior=”exclusive” config=”0″ _tip=”Main toolbar” look=”system”>
<control name=”NewComboButton”/>
<separator f=”” name=”eshell4″/>
<toolitem name=”SendReceive” verb=”SendReceive”  _label=”Send / Receive” priority=”1″     pixtype=”pixbuf”/>

You need to rearrange this a little, making it look like :

<dockitem name=”Toolbar” relief=”none” behavior=”exclusive” config=”0″ _tip=”Main toolbar” look=”system”>
<toolitem name=”SendReceive” verb=”SendReceive”  _label=”Send / Receive” priority=”1″     pixtype=”pixbuf”/>
<separator f=”” name=”eshell4″/>
<control name=”NewComboButton”/>

 

Save the file, close and restart Evolution.

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