Re: Irritating typing delays and errant cut and paste using Thunderbird
From: Darrell Stec (darrell_stec_at_webpagesorcery.com)
Date: Thu, 11 Aug 2005 00:40:32 -0400
After serious contemplation, on or about Wednesday 10 August 2005 8:42 pm
> I thought I might make further mention of this...
> I have been reading up on some interesting stuff about KDE vs Gnome and
> that the former uses QT for font rendering and the latter GTK. The
> Firefox/Moz/Thund stable uses GTK fonts.
> I saw a comment in the Ubuntu forum about "integrating" the Gnome and
> KDE font environment. What was interesting though was one user saying
> that all he had to do was open the Gnome control centre whilst using KDE
> and afterwards everything seemed to work better (the main complaint
> being horrible looking fonts). When I opened it and clicked on the Fonts
> section, what fonts were in use by it shrunk slightly... Whether this is
> important I dont know!
> I am hoping that fiddling with the GNC has solved my problem, but the
> jury is still out.
> Inviting further comments..
> Cheers Bob
> Bob Bob wrote:
>> I asked the NG about this some time ago, though that was with Mozilla.
>> On the odd occasion Thunderbird seems to "slow down" during message
>> creation (most often with a reply or fwd) and character typing is
If something is not corrupt on in the Thunderbird application then I think
you are on the right track. I had that conflict also. The more I tried to
get Qt and gTK to play together nice, the more I messed up my system, so I
would be the LAST person you would want advice from on that topic. I did
find a problem that interfered with Qt and gtk which I did fix. Pango had
a problem with one of its libraries and I used YAST2 Install software to
upgrade Pango. That got rid of an offending library.
By the way, have you tried launching Thunderbird from a terminal window to
see if it generates any errors while loading?
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