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how to use "quote the last message" on the forum SOLVED!

PostPosted: May 29th, 2018, 12:55 pm
by terrathunderbird
Hi folks...I see the usefulness of quoting a previous response. But I can't figure out the logic of how to use the "quote the last message" versus "quote selected". They seem to override one another.

Re: how to use "quote the last message" on the forum

PostPosted: May 29th, 2018, 4:33 pm
by DanRaisch
Moving to MozillaZine Site Discussion as this is not a Thunderbird question.

If you are referring to "Reply with quote" vs "Quote Selected"...

Quote Selected requires that you first highlight text and then it copies only that highlighted text, either from the previous reply or any other post on that page. For example:

I can't figure out the logic


Reply with quote, on the other hand, quotes the entire text of a previous quote, as follows:

terrathunderbird wrote:Hi folks...I see the usefulness of quoting a previous response. But I can't figure out the logic of how to use the "quote the last message" versus "quote selected". They seem to override one another.


The first allows for more specificity, while the other makes it simpler to quote an entire post.

Re: how to use "quote the last message" on the forum

PostPosted: May 29th, 2018, 10:32 pm
by terrathunderbird
Thanks!

Re: how to use "quote the last message" on the forum

PostPosted: May 30th, 2018, 4:19 am
by DanRaisch
You're welcome.