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Re: [Pan-users] Problem with links

From: Duncan
Subject: Re: [Pan-users] Problem with links
Date: Thu, 30 Aug 2012 07:03:12 +0000 (UTC)
User-agent: Pan/0.139 (Sexual Chocolate; GIT 1f91845 /usr/src/portage/src/egit-src/pan2)

Jeffrey Needle posted on Wed, 29 Aug 2012 23:09:41 -0700 as excerpted:

> Well, I figured out how to switch to plain text in gmail.  It isn't
> intuitive -- to know you're typing in html.  Sorry about that.

Thanks.  That's what keeps me trying, instead of simply ignoring such 
posts as I've seen some claim to do.  Because time after time, people 
don't even realize they're doing it, especially on gmail, or in 
evolution, etc.  Sometimes I've seen it even happen to people I know from 
previous discussions vastly prefer plain text themselves, and who get 
rather embarrassed when I do the equivalent of "xyz, pdq!" (examine your 
zipper, pretty **** quick, said to someone with their fly open, in case 
that's an idiom that's gone out of favor, dating me), pointing out that 
they're posting in the html they'd /never/ have posted had they known!

So I know accidents happen, and often enough, people are happy to comply, 
once they realize the problem. =:^)

> I checked the settings in pan and learned that the problem was with how
> Linux was setting the default browser.  Once I fixed Linux's setting,
> pan works just fine.

Thanks for the fix report. =:^)

FWIW, most folks familiar with the technical workings probably wouldn't 
say it was "Linux's" setting, but rather, the setting of whatever desktop 
environment (I'd guess gnome/unity there, since that's ubuntu's default 
desktop, here it'd be kde, since that's my desktop of choice, and my 
setting in pan, to use kde's settings).  "Linux" either refers to the 
whole thing, and we're only taking one tiny bit of it here so that would 
be strange usage, or specifically to the Linux kernel only, and that 
would be even stranger usage, since this setting is WAYYY above anything 
the kernel deals with.

But what you meant was clear enough. (I think!  There's always the 
possibility I'm confused too!  =:^)

Duncan - List replies preferred.   No HTML msgs.
"Every nonfree program has a lord, a master --
and if you use the program, he is your master."  Richard Stallman

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