When using "reply above quoted message", extra newline appears below message instead of above



Message Compose Window
6 years ago
3 years ago


(Reporter: Connor Beaton, Unassigned)


13 Branch
Windows 7

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(Whiteboard: dupme)


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6 years ago
Created attachment 641862 [details]
A picture of the reply window, showing the two newlines below quote and single newline above quote

User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:13.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/13.0.1
Build ID: 20120614114901

Steps to reproduce:

I hit "reply" on a message, with my Thunderbird configured to compose message above quoted text.

Actual results:

There was a single newline above the quoted text with my cursor placed inside, and two newlines placed below the quoted text and before my signature.

Expected results:

There should have been two newlines above the quoted text, with my cursor placed in this first, and only one newline between the quoted text an dmysignature; this was the behaviour in past versions of Thunderbird. The email looks bad with no newline separating the quote from the message body, and it harms readability. The extra newline between the quote and my signature should not be present, so I'm assuming the second newline is being placed after the quote instead of before for some reason.

Comment 1

6 years ago
This is also in Ubuntu's bug tracker as Bug #1021813 in the "thunderbird" package, found here: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/thunderbird/+bug/1021813. The bug is reported there as affecting multiple people.
Whiteboard: dupme

Comment 2

6 years ago
This is potentially a duplicate of the following bug:

The other report doesn't make much mention of the "extra" newline at the end of the email. And honestly, I'm not sure what the expected behavior is in all cases. I suspect that without a signature, there should be no blank line at the end. But with a sig, should we expect a newline between the quoted reply and the signature?
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