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Adding Bold/Italic/Underline font formatting buttons to message pane

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When I want to use a bold font in a new message, it seems that there's only one way to do this:

- Highlight text - Go to "Format" at very top of the pane. - Select "Text style" from the drop down menu. - Select "Bold" from the options.

To simplify the selection of "Bold" is there a way to add a "Bold" (or for that matter "Italic", "Underline") button to the row of buttons appearing immediately before the subject line.

Grateful for any solutions. Enjoying Thunderbird but still finding my way round...

When I want to use a bold font in a new message, it seems that there's only one way to do this: - Highlight text - Go to "Format" at very top of the pane. - Select "Text style" from the drop down menu. - Select "Bold" from the options. To simplify the selection of "Bold" is there a way to add a "Bold" (or for that matter "Italic", "Underline") button to the row of buttons appearing immediately before the subject line. Grateful for any solutions. Enjoying Thunderbird but still finding my way round...

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Enable the Formatting Bar under View/Toolbars (see picture). Press Alt if the Menu Bar is hidden.

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Enable the Formatting Bar under View/Toolbars (see picture). Press Alt if the Menu Bar is hidden.

Enable the Formatting Bar under View/Toolbars (see picture). Press Alt if the Menu Bar is hidden.
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Sorted - thank you.

I was "thrown" by the symbols shown on the formatting toolbar - variants of "A" as shown in the attached, rather that the usual B/Bold, I/Italics, U/Underlined.

Much time saved by your kind help!

J

Sorted - thank you. I was "thrown" by the symbols shown on the formatting toolbar - variants of "A" as shown in the attached, rather that the usual B/Bold, I/Italics, U/Underlined. Much time saved by your kind help! J
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My picture displays B, I and U instead of the default A icons because the Phoenity Icons add-on is installed. I guess the A icons are language neutral, although a better approach would make them conform to the language of TB.

My picture displays B, I and U instead of the default A icons because the [https://addons.thunderbird.net/en-us/thunderbird/addon/phoenity-icons/ Phoenity Icons] add-on is installed. I guess the A icons are language neutral, although a better approach would make them conform to the language of TB.
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