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Post Posted August 21st, 2007, 1:36 pm

Hello, I notice that (unlike IE and Microsoft Word), when typing an email in Yahoo Mail, CTRL-B does not make text bold, CTRL-I does not make text italicized, and CTRL-U does not make text underlined. Instead, one gets bookmarks for the first two and source code for the third.

As I don't like to take my fingers off the keyboard if I don't need to, this is a bit problematic.

Is there a way to reset these CTRL commands to do the things I'm used to them doing?

Many thanks for your help.

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Post Posted August 21st, 2007, 4:58 pm

Is there a way to reset these CTRL commands to do the things I'm used to them doing?

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Post Posted August 22nd, 2007, 9:56 am

Just checking to see if someone might be able to help with this.

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Post Posted August 22nd, 2007, 6:36 pm

It would still be great to receive a response about this issue, which is probably a fairly easy fix.

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Post Posted August 23rd, 2007, 12:47 pm

Might someone there know how to fix this?

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Post Posted August 23rd, 2007, 11:31 pm

It would be wonderful to know how to fix this.

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Post Posted August 23rd, 2007, 11:41 pm

Yahoo doesn't support rich text for Firefox. Users have to depend on an extension. I don't know if this gives one the ability to use the standard keyboard shortcuts.
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/4105

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Post Posted August 24th, 2007, 9:54 am

Thank you very much. I downloaded that but it didn't work. CTRL-B still brings up bookmarks. And I don't know what "Rich Text Editor" means, either.

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Post Posted August 24th, 2007, 10:02 am

This person seems to have developed a code-based solution to this problem, but it's not a plugin, just code. Does anyone know how I could install this in order to be able to use CTRL-B for bold, CTRL-I for italics, etc.?

http://trac.wymeditor.org/trac/ticket/24

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Post Posted August 30th, 2007, 9:10 pm

It would be great if someone knowledgeable could help with this.

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Post Posted August 30th, 2007, 9:18 pm

http://kb.mozillazine.org/Rich_text_editing
Some sites feature rich text editors that allow you to easily format (bold, italicize, etc.) text. However, some sites have not been coded to work with Firefox and Mozilla Suite's Midas feature; they only work in Internet Explorer.

This should work for Yahoo:
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/4105

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Post Posted September 7th, 2007, 8:24 pm

Thank you! I installed that add-on and still in Yahoo Mail when I hit CTRL-B I get bookmarks, not bold.

What was the add-on supposed to do? Automatically make CTRL-B do bold? It didn't work.

Any further ideas of how I can get back to these logical shortcuts (CTRL-B = bold, CTRL-I = italics, etc.)?

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Post Posted September 10th, 2007, 1:06 pm

Hi, I had the same problem with Gmail. But the add-on, "eWebMail Plus! 1.0" worked great .

Thank you for your help!! =D>

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Post Posted September 11th, 2007, 6:46 am

Why did it work for you when for me, after installing it, CTRL-B and CTRL-I still bring up bookmarks, and do not produce bold or italics in Yahoo Mail?

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Post Posted February 23rd, 2008, 5:57 pm

Can someone help with this issue? It's been many months, and no one has produced a solution. CTRL-B and CTRL-I still do not produce bold or italics in Firefox.

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