[Nottingham] Email Format - question

Martin martin at ml1.co.uk
Mon Jul 16 11:25:38 UTC 2012

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On 16/07/12 12:13, Mike Cardwell wrote:
> On 16/07/12 11:56, Martin wrote:
>> As demonstrated with this reply from Thunderbird: Select a section
>> of text, hit "reply", and you get a reply window with just that
>> selected text quoted. Far faster than chopping a full sized quote
>> down to size.
> I really hate that about Thunderbird. I hardly ever use that "feature"
> on purpose. It mostly happens when I've selected some text to copy and
> paste it out of an email before hitting reply. I then have to close
> the compose window, deselect the text and then hit reply a second time.
> I didn't realise what was going on the first couple of times it
> happened ...

That's pretty much how I 'discovered' it.

Unless you are aware of it, it is irksome in that it forces you to work
in a certain way (an extra click needed to deselect if you want the 'old

Yet more toggles needed and visible so that we can customise the
operation for how /we/ want to work?

For example, I'd like to customise that feature a little to sensibly add
ellipsis and for perhaps also pretty formatting it. But then, on my list
of "to-do"s, such tweaking for such detail is never going to happen from
my side!

As for various 'upgrades', that is yet another part of the feature set
to learn and to adjust to for your own preferred way of working. The
question as ever is whether the new features are a help, hindrance, or
just an annoying change for the sake of change...

And there's far far too much "hidden" knowledge needed to usefully use
most GUIs... And often all quirky different...


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