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Turn off selection of text when replying to message.

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I have asked this before and received a solution but I am using a different computer now and I can't find the old answer. It was under tools/options/advanced. I want the entire message I am replying to included in the reply and not just any text that happens to be selected. (I wish this was possible for printing also but it wasn't the last time I asked.)

I am using TB 24.5.0 on Win 7.

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Tools > Options > Advanced > General tab click on Config Editor button in top search type: reply look for this line: mailnews.reply_quoting_selection; Value = true

double click on this line to toggle 'True' to 'false'

do the same for this line: mailnews.reply_quoting_selection.multi_word; Value = true

then close using top right X click on OK to save changes to Options

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Tools > Account Settings > Composition & addressing for the mail account

  • Select: Compose messages in HTML format
  • select: Automatically quote the original message when replying
  • select: 'start my reply above the quote' or other option

if you have a signature:

  • select: place my signature 'below my reply (above the quote) or other option
  • select: include signature for replies
  • select: include my signatur for forwards
  • click on OK to save changes

There is the option to reply quoting only specifc sections of the email. If you preselect/ highlight any text in the email and then use Reply, you are instructing Thunderbird to only quote highlighted text. This is also the same for printing.

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There is the option to reply quoting only specific sections of the email. If you preselect/ highlight any text in the email and then use Reply, you are instructing Thunderbird to only quote highlighted text. This is also the same for printing.

There is a way to turn this off when replying. That I what I want to know. I had set this on my old computer but don't recall how to do it and can't find the old message.

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Chosen Solution

Tools > Options > Advanced > General tab click on Config Editor button in top search type: reply look for this line: mailnews.reply_quoting_selection; Value = true

double click on this line to toggle 'True' to 'false'

do the same for this line: mailnews.reply_quoting_selection.multi_word; Value = true

then close using top right X click on OK to save changes to Options

Modified by Toad-Hall