[RFE] quoting only selected text when replying...

VERIFIED DUPLICATE of bug 23394

Status

MailNews Core
Composition
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enhancement
VERIFIED DUPLICATE of bug 23394
15 years ago
9 years ago

People

(Reporter: Charles Swiger, Assigned: Jean-Francois Ducarroz)

Tracking

Trunk
x86
Windows XP

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Details

(Reporter)

Description

15 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.3b) Gecko/20030210
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.3b) Gecko/20030210

If the user selects some text in a message, and then performs a "Reply" or
"Reply All", it would be nice to quote only the selected text, not the entire
message.  This greatly facilitates people who want to only quote a short excerpt
of the relevant text in their reply.  At least as a preference.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1.  Choose a message in the Mail & Newsgroups window.
2.  Select an area of text in the message that you want to quote in your reply.
3.  Click "Reply" or "Reply all".

Actual Results:  
Entire message was quoted.

Expected Results:  
Quoted only the selected text.
(Reporter)

Comment 1

15 years ago
If the preference: Mail & Newsgroups -> Composition -> Forwarding and Replying
to Messages, dropdown box option of "then, select quoted text" is intended to
provide this enhancement, perhaps this should be reclassified as a bug, not an RFE.

Comment 2

15 years ago
If you copy the text, you can right-click - "paste as quotation" in the new
email - one action more than what you propose, but at least it's something.


*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 23394 ***
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 15 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE

Comment 3

14 years ago
v
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
Product: MailNews → Core
Product: Core → MailNews Core
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