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Plain-text message composed in Thunderbird is improperly re-wrapped by "Edit As New..." if lines contain tabs



Message Compose Window
7 years ago
2 years ago


(Reporter: Max Kanat-Alexander, Unassigned)


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7 years ago
1) Compose a message in Thunderbird 3.1, in plain-text mode with all the default settings. Make sure that it wraps the paragraphs to several lines, and indent the first line of the paragraph with a tab (not with spaces).

2) Save that message as a draft or send it to yourself.

3) In the drafts, sent, or inbox folder, right-click on the message and choose "Edit As New..."

See that Thunderbird has now inserted extra newlines where they don't belong, breaking the first sentence of every paragraph awkwardly.

Comment 1

7 years ago
Can post a screenshot of what you are seeing.
In my testing, I see the same "wrapped at 72 character" composition that I see in the original composition.
What appears as newlines is just the wrapped representation.
I'm assuming that the following prefs are all in their original state:

I'm testing in :
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 5.0; rv:2.0b9pre) Gecko/20110101 Thunderbird/3.3a2pre ID:20110101030015
mail.compose.wrap_to_window_width might be interesting to you if you don't want to see the wrapped effect in composition.
Max did you tweak you prefs ?
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