Assigning a keyboard shortcut to a menu item in Ximian Evolution

This article was first written in March 2004 for
the BeezNest technical website (

You have to be root to do this, so be careful [1].

Edit the file evolution-mail-message.xml in /usr/share/evolution/1.4/ui/ or /opt/gnome/share/evolution/1.4/ui/ (depending on your distribution).

Search for example for MessageReplyList and add/change the accel-key you want.

Restart GNOME for the change to take effect.

Note: this example has been obsoleted by version 1.4.6 of Evolution, which already include it.

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