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anowack
 
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Post Posted June 17th, 2004, 8:10 am

Just upgraded to Thunderbird 0.7, and I find myself strongly disliking the colored bars added to indent quotes when I'm reading a message. Any way to eliminate these? [I already have pref("mail.quoted_graphical", false);]

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Post Posted June 17th, 2004, 8:39 am

i used this method in 0.6 in the link below and it worked
http://www.holgermetzger.de/efaqmailnews.html#4
but after i upgraded to 0.7, it didnt work anymore
maybe u can try that out
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.7) Gecko/20040626 Firefox/0.9.1

anowack
 
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Post Posted June 17th, 2004, 1:56 pm

Nah... I've already got those. This is different then the old gray vertical bar - the '>' are still there, but there's also colored lines that indent the text. Anyone know how to get rid of them?

Jeroen p

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Post Posted June 17th, 2004, 5:31 pm

If you want a line on the left, just as before, put this in your userContent.css:
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 blockquote[type=cite] {
         border-left-width: medium ! important;
         border-left-style: solid ! important;
         border-left-color: gray ! important;
         border-right: none ! important;
 }

Remove the line "border-left-color: gray ! important;" if you want different colors for different quote levels.

anowack
 
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Post Posted June 17th, 2004, 6:09 pm

No, I want to get rid of it entirely and just have the '>', like the preferences

user_pref("mail.quoted_graphical", false);
user_pref("mailnews.display.disable_format_flowed_support", true);

used to do.

Adjusting from your example, the below gets rid of the bars, but Thunderbird is still indenting the quotes (like the bars were there, but just invisible). Do you know of any way to stop that?

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 blockquote[type=cite] {
         border-left: none ! important;
         border-right: none ! important;
 }


Thanks for your help!

Jeroen p

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Post Posted June 17th, 2004, 6:18 pm

Ok, I see. Try this:
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 blockquote[type=cite] {
         padding-left: 0 ! important;
         border-left: none ! important;
         border-right: none ! important;
 }

anowack
 
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Post Posted June 17th, 2004, 6:37 pm

That works! Again, my thanks.

For future reference, here's what I now have:

In userContent.css:
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 blockquote[type=cite] {
         padding-bottom: 0 ! important;
         padding-top: 0 ! important;
         padding-left: 0 ! important;
         border-left: none ! important;
         border-right: none ! important;
 }


And in user.js:
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user_pref("mail.quoted_graphical", false);
user_pref("mailnews.display.disable_format_flowed_support", true);


This seems to completely eliminate the special formatting for quotes.

Blackwatch
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Post Posted June 17th, 2004, 7:19 pm

I don't mean to be dense, and I looked around a little bit, but am going to look more. Where should I place these files after I'm done making them? The only place where I find any reference whatsoever is in Firefox or full on Mozilla.

Thanks for any info.

Blackwatch

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Post Posted June 17th, 2004, 7:34 pm

user.js goes in your profile directory, userContent.css goes in the chrome directory under that.

http://texturizer.net/thunderbird/edit.html has a guide.

Blackwatch
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Post Posted June 17th, 2004, 8:17 pm

ah, thanks! that page you sent helped, and i actually found it about 10 minutes before you posted...lol. thanks again. i'll see if i can get this bad boy going.

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Post Posted August 10th, 2004, 10:16 am

*sigh*
I've finally got those stupid color bars to go away, with the above code in userContent.css and pres.js, but now it won't give me my normal ">" for quoted text ( thunderbird 0.71

mark

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Post Posted August 10th, 2004, 11:46 am

Anonymous wrote:*sigh*
I've finally got those stupid color bars to go away, with the above code in userContent.css and pres.js, but now it won't give me my normal ">" for quoted text ( thunderbird 0.71

mark
Did you also add this to user.js?

user_pref("mail.quoted_graphical", false);
user_pref("mailnews.display.disable_format_flowed_support", true);
Gord McFee

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Post Posted August 10th, 2004, 11:55 am

Those lines are in user.js, *and* prefs.js. I hit reply, and I get "so and so wrote:, but no indentation with the >.

mark

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Post Posted August 10th, 2004, 12:02 pm

Funny, that is what is in my files and the lines are gone and the > is there. It may be that your version of Thunderbird (0.7.1) was out before the current way of doing this came along. The previous way is at:

http://www.holgermetzger.de/efaqmailnews.html#4

If that doesn't work, I can only suggest you recheck your code for typos, punctuation, etc.
Gord McFee

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Post Posted August 12th, 2004, 2:54 am

I am using TB 0.71

What I want is to absolutely get rid of the brackets > when quoting a message.
When I click on reply TB should just copy the text from the original into a new message.

In the folder xxxxxxxx.slt\chrome I created (as you wrote) the file userContent.css and added the lines:
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blockquote[type=cite] {
padding-bottom: 0 ! important;
padding-top: 0 ! important;
padding-left: 0 ! important;
border-left: none ! important;
border-right: none ! important;
}

in the root of xxxxxxxx.slt I added the following lines to prefs.js AND user.js (which I also had to create like the userContent.css):
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user_pref("mail.quoted_graphical", false);
user_pref("mailnews.display.disable_format_flowed_support", true);


What happened was, that the sent and received mails were displayed without the bars but only showing the quoting-brackets.
When I now reply to any msg TB still adds these brackets.

What do I have to do to get rid of them too ?

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