[Enigmail] some thoughts about usability

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Sun Mar 29 23:13:40 CEST 2015

Am 29.03.2015 um 18:14 schrieb Patrick Brunschwig:
> There is no way the toolbar could be hidden after the upgrade, unless
> localstore.rdf is broken (which is a *very* old Mozilla bug, for which
> there is no workaround). You cannot even delete localstore.rdf while
> Thunderbird is started.

Ok... Maybe my localstore.rdf *is* broken... (how could I figure it
out?) - but a friend of mine had the same problem on a windows box.

>> 2. Make the "protocol" menu entry less ambiguous. When it says 
>> "protocol: inline PGP", does that mean I will use inline PGP now -
>> or only after I clicked on the entry? It's not clear because menu
>> entries are not good for toggling. (Ideas: 1. Change the text to
>> something precise like "message will be sent as..." 2. Put a
>> tickmark in front of it. 3. Probably best solution: Create a
>> submenu with all available options. No extra clicks here.)
> Fixed in v1.9.


>> 3. Passphrase caching without external tools. Seriously.
> GnuPG 2.x does not and will not work without a tool that implements
> the functionality of gpg-agent. It's not possible to not use an
> external tool. That's not the decision of Enigmail, but of GnuPG. In
> theory, Enigmail could implement its own gpg-agent, but that would
> most likely be even worse in GnuPG 2.1 because gpg-agent now does a
> lot more than just passphrase handling.

I see.

Thank you for these insights.


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