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Post Posted August 23rd, 2005, 1:52 pm

Daifne wrote:I know that TB follows the Internet standards which is to quote like it was originally set. Blue lines are for html > are for plain text. Have you been able to get any other email client to do it the way you want?


Well, I've been trying to see if I could get my thunderbird email into outlook to try it out there. I have a few older messages on Outlook, and from what I can gather, it does a good job of keeping blocks of quotes indented at the same level.

I hate to make it sound like i even like Outlook, 'cause in so many other ways, I can't stand the bloody program. But TB is definately frustrating me here.

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Post Posted August 23rd, 2005, 1:59 pm

> I know that TB follows the Internet standards which
> is to quote like it was originally set.

I'm not sure which internet standards you refer to, but the evidence is very much that it does not "quote like it was originally set". If you have contrary evidence, it would be useful to see it.

> Blue lines are for html > are for plain text.

I wish. The TB default is lines for plain text too.

> Have you been able to get any other email client to do it the way you want?

All others I've used do it fine by default.

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Post Posted August 23rd, 2005, 2:03 pm

I'm at a loss. I usually just compose in plain text as I've been doing for centuries ;-) Maybe someone else has an idea. Something in userprefs or... Some coding that you can add. I'm not at all an expert there.

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Post Posted August 23rd, 2005, 2:04 pm

PatM wrote:I use Email Stripper a separate program that will do what you want.
Find it HERE

Highlight your email.
Copy it.
Paste it into email stripper
Strip it
Copy it
Paste into a new email

Alternatively there's Clippy, which is faster:

Highlight your email.
Copy it.
Press the Clippy hotkey
Paste into a new email
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Post Posted August 23rd, 2005, 2:07 pm


Alterntaively there's Clippy, which is faster:

Highlight your email.
Copy it.
Press the Clippy hotkey
Paste into a new email


Where can I find Clippy?

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Post Posted August 23rd, 2005, 2:08 pm

Chrisjj, I am not talking to you and honestly, I don't want to.

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Post Posted August 23rd, 2005, 2:28 pm

Where can I find Clippy?

http://wots.coolfreepage.com/link.php

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Post Posted August 24th, 2005, 6:13 am

chrisjj wrote:
Where can I find Clippy?

http://wots.coolfreepage.com/link.php


So I tried Clippy out. Didn't really help. Que sera, sera.

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Post Posted September 10th, 2005, 3:55 am

GordMcFee wrote:Remove the middle line (user_pref("mail.quoteasblock", false);) in user.js.
Also remove it from prefs.js. Restart Thunderbird and see if it helps.
That alone didn't do it. But once I took the file userChrome.css and renamed it as userContent.css (something I got from one of anowack's posts) that did the trick and removed the vertical bars on each side and it doesn't indent either. Yea! Thanks to both of you.
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Post Posted September 10th, 2005, 8:50 am

So guys, after all of this, what is the process to get rid of JUST the colored bars but NOT the > characters? I've tried variations of the above with no success.

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Post Posted September 10th, 2005, 5:04 pm

bkmode wrote:
GordMcFee wrote:Remove the middle line (user_pref("mail.quoteasblock", false);) in user.js.
Also remove it from prefs.js. Restart Thunderbird and see if it helps.
That alone didn't do it. But once I took the file userChrome.css and renamed it as userContent.css (something I got from one of anowack's posts) that did the trick and removed the vertical bars on each side and it doesn't indent either. Yea! Thanks to both of you.


God, I feel like a right prat. I hadn't noticed in the previous post that the person was naming the file userChrome.css instead of userContent.css. Sorry about that.
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Post Posted September 10th, 2005, 5:07 pm

Agrajag wrote:So guys, after all of this, what is the process to get rid of JUST the colored bars but NOT the > characters? I've tried variations of the above with no success.


I have found the easiest way is to install the Quote Colors extension.

https://addons.mozilla.org/extensions/m ... =10&id=170
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Post Posted September 10th, 2005, 5:33 pm

FANTASTIC extension Gord. Thank you VERY much. I like this better than what I was thinking of AND it lets me do that too. Do note that the above link actually doesn't work. You need to download from the official site:

http://quotecolors.mozdev.org/

It'd be perfect if they could get this to work in the composition window as well but it appears they believe it can't be done.

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Post Posted September 10th, 2005, 6:34 pm

Yes, it is a very good extension.

Edit:

By the way, the link I gave worked for me.

Edit #2: I hope Mr Liu is happy. :-)
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Post Posted September 10th, 2005, 6:59 pm

Yeah, didn't work here. It gives a faulty message and there's a review below showing it didn't work for others. Go figure.

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