1.5 forced autoquote enabled when installed and then ignores my disabling it



MailNews Core
15 years ago
10 years ago


(Reporter: Doug Hockin, Assigned: (not reading, please use seth@sspitzer.org instead))


Windows 2000

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15 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.5) Gecko/20031007
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.5) Gecko/20031007

When I installed 1.5 it changed my auto quote preference to enable it.  I turned
it off.  When I started up Mozilla today, it auto-quoted a reply,
but the setting still says that it's disabled.

Two problems:

1) It changed my auto-quote setting during install to enable it.

2) Keeps quoting even though I've disabled it by changing the setting
   to disable it.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. On Mozilla 1.4, set composition-auto-quote to disabled.
2. Install Mozilla 1.5 (I did it in a separate directory).
3. Examine composition-auto-quote setting, it's now enabled.
4. Set composition-auto-quote to disabled, and compose a reply again.

Actual Results:  
A. Changed my composition-auto-quote setting.

B. composition-auto-quote shows as disabled, yet composing a replay
still quotes the original.

Expected Results:  
A. Shouldn't change my composition-auto-quote setting during install.

B. Should respect my setting of composition-auto-quote.
WFM on WinXP trunk 2003102004.

Reporter: could you try this using a recent nightly build from
<http://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/mozilla/nightly/latest/> ?

Also, have you tried this using a fresh profile ? Do you have a file called
user.js in your profile-folder ? Do you use both Moz 1.4 and 1.5 with the same
profile ?

Comment 2

15 years ago
Doug Hockin, with version 1.5, this preference has changed from a global pref to 
one that is selectable per account -- 
  Edit|Mail & Newsgroup Account Settings|<acct>|Composition & Addressing

I believe that no code was added to read the old pref and extend it to all the 
accounts individually.
If this information fixes the problem for you, please mark this bug as

Comment 3

15 years ago
Seems ok now.  I distinctly remember changing the setting to off
and having it still keep quoting, but when I went back and looked again
it was enabled.  I changed it to disabled again and this time
it is working -- no quoting.  And it seems to stick when I shut
down and restart again.

Another thing that confused me is that I have the same settings,
same browser, same OS at work, and it didn't turn auto-quoting on there,
whereas the home system did.  Strange.

Anyway thanks for the explanation.
Last Resolved: 15 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED


15 years ago
Resolution: FIXED → ---

Comment 4

15 years ago
Reopened to change resolution; Doug, please use "WorksForMe" (or perhaps 
"Invalid") rather than "Fixed" unless you can point to a specific patch that was 
implemented to solve the problem.
Last Resolved: 15 years ago15 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
Product: MailNews → Core
Product: Core → MailNews Core
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