__/ [alex.gman@xxxxxxxxx] on Wednesday 16 November 2005 07:48 \__
> I like thunderbird, because it's a cross-platform app, with a
> consistent look and feel.
> However, it has one annoying feature: when composing a message,
> thunderbird can wrap the text automatically, which I'd like to use. But
> when using this feature, if you accidentally hit 'enter' in the middle
> of a paragraph, after wrapping odd-looking messages get sent.
Let me see if I get this right. Is your text being wrapped twice? In my
particular case, I stick to no wrapping while composing. Only once mes-
sages get despatched, text gets wrapped (at columns 78 if I recall cor-
rectly). Why would you hit enter in the middle of a paragraph unless you
begin a new one? Is it not glaringly obvious to the eye when lines
'break'? I know this is not a most helpful advice, but I am trying to en-
vision the scenario you describe. Without wrapping enabled at composition
time, I agree that WYSIWYG benefits are lost.
> It's a little hard to explain - but if you've never experienced it, and
> don't understand what I'm talking about, you probably can't help me
I think we have similar problems, but the decription differs slightly.
> Anyway, even though I have "wrap after 72 chars" set in the options,
> after I hit 'send', sometimes messages get sent with lines that are too
> long, or have a linebreak in the middle of the screen, neither of which
> were apparent to the sender (Bcc: myself shows this though)
> Any way to work around this problem other than turning the wrapping
> off? Even pine-like behavior would be preferable to me, although not
Why not turning it off altogether and relying on automatic re-formation of
the message? I find this somewhat confusing as I explained above, but it
can sometimes make editing easier. Copying and pasting is simplified too.
Make it nothing like E-mail (with its known limitations and restriction)
until the point when it actually becomes and E-mail message.
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