(Token Disclaimer: I don’t mean to start a flame war. Let’s not argue gnome vs KDE. This is simply an observation of mine. I hope someone might have a solution for it.)
Recently I’ve been on a GPG kick and have been interested in collecting, signing and using the GPG system more and more. I really should write a tutorial on the basics of this system, but that will have to be another time.
The best app that I’ve found for managing GPG within gnome is GPA, the GNU Privacy Assistant. This in combination with Seahorse make using and managing your GPG keys pretty easy.
Well, KDE has an app that I’ve found to have a few more features (I’m not surprise, honestly) so I installed KGPG. I toggle between the two as I learn to use more of the features, but I am able to get everything I need done between the two so far.
One limitation that I was surprised to find in KGPG is that of the “Export Public Key : To Email” option. Once I have collected and signed a key I like to email the key back to the owner for import. KGPG has the option of exporting to email, which makes it a bit quicker.. however it complains about not being able to find KMail and dies.
I figured that was probably normal so I went to look for the option to change the default mail client. Again, I assume with the hundred thousand ways KDE can be customized I should be able to do something as simple as that. Well, to my surprise I was wrong.
As far as I can tell you can not change the default mail client for KGPG to use, therefore the export to mail feature is useless to me.
For those that are using KGPG natively in KDE, does this use your default client or KMail? Can this be changed? Does it just read the default client in the environment and is unable to do so in a non-KDE setup?
If someone does have a fix for this I would appreciate it. Otherwise, thanks for reading my rant about how KDE isn’t quite as customizable as I thought.