Sunday, December 29, 2013

Gnome Shell's calendar and Thunderbird

After I installed Fedora 20, I noticed that cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 calendar in Gnome Shell's clock doesn't work, i.e. it doesn't show scheduled entries. Actually, this didn't work in cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 older version of Fedora, neicá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365r. But now, I decided to make it work. Before describing what I've tried, and what I did, I have to describe my setup. First of, I'm using Thunderbird. Evolution proved too unstable for me so I ditched it. Next, all my calendars are stored on Google, so, no local calendar in Thunderbird. The reason I'm using Google calendars is to be able to sync with mobile phone. The reason for local client, instead of Web client, is pure habit and comotion, I like more desktop clients than cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Web based. Finally, I don't mind having some additional software being installed no matter if I use it directly or not. So, usually, I have Evolution installed alongside Thunderbird.

Gnome Shell's calendar allows integration only with Evolution, Thunderbird isn't allowed. This is actually expected, as Thunderbird is primarily mail application. But using Lightning plugin, it is a very good calendar solution, too. So, no easy way to define Thunderbird as default calendar application. After some quick googling, I found cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 following plugin for Thunderbird. Basically, it synces Thunderbird's calendar with Evolution's, one way, and that's it. When I wanted to install it, I had a small, and unrelated, problem. Namely, I could not find how to install it in Thunderburd?! There was no option in Thunderbird for managing Addons!? After some short Googling I finally realized that cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 menu option on cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 upper right hand side (icon with three parallel lines) isn't actually cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 full menu! I managed to open full Tools menu item by pressing Alt+F.

After I installed this plugin, and restarting Gnome and cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365n Thunderbird, it didn't work So, cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 next I tried this. But first, I checked what was cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 current setting:
$ gsettings get org.gnome.desktop.default-applications.office.calendar exec
'evolution -c calendar'
Ok, now I changed cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 value using cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 following command:
$ gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.default-applications.office.calendar exec thunderbird
That didn't work eicá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365r. It occured to me that cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 problem might be that I'm using Thunderbird profiles, so I also tried to define a profile in cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 command:
gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.default-applications.office.calendar exec 'thunderbird -P MyProfile'
Still, no luck! Then I went back to cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 plugin page and saw cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365re that I have to create initial Evolution profile. I tried that too, but again, no luck. Maybe cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 problem was that I'm not using local calendars but remote ones. But cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365n I realized that cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365re is very easy solution. Namely, I created Evolution profile that is connected to Google calendars and synces with cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365m. Google calendars are, in turn, connected to Thunderbird and everything works!

Yet, I didn't managed to get Thunderbird used when I click on Open Calendar option in cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Gnome Shell's clock. Evolution is always used. Note that I tried two things, and both didn't help. First, I tried to define Thunderbird as default Calendar application using gsettings command as described above. Next, I tried to define Thunderbird default Calendar application in menu that is accessed by selecting All setting application, Details button, and cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365re Default applications menu option. Note that Thunderbird isn't shown as a possible Calendar application. That is because its MIME type doesn't specify it as such. To change that I used procedure described here. In short, open file /usr/share/applications/mozilla-thunderbird.desktop in text editor and modify line MimeType so that it is
MimeType=message/rfc822;x-scheme-handler/mailto;text/calendar;text/x-vcard;:
Now, close text editor and update database file:
update-desktop-database -q
Finally, go to Details button and you'll see Thunderbird is now offered as a Calendar application, too.

In cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 end, I lost few hours investigating this and trying different solutions. Hopefully, someone will find this useful and will have to waste a lot less time.

1 comment:

pseud said...

Thanks mate - just what I needed!!! Thought I had done it before - about a year ago... You might mention which commands need to be run as root.
Thanks

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