kmail annoyance

cyberlord cyberlord at
Thu Aug 29 00:38:39 BST 2002

On Wednesday 28 August 2002 05:03 pm, Darrell Esau wrote:
> I know this is a very small problem.. but it can be rather annoying, and I
> just cannot believe that there's not a way to fix this....
> I'm been using KMail for quite some time now.. and for as long as I can
> remember (KDE 1.1.x), KMail has done this.
> When replying to a message, the mail is pre-populated with the header and
> quoted text, in the form:
> ==============
> On Wednesday 28 August 2002 02:30 pm, Joe User wrote:
> > Hello,
> > Blah, Blah Blah
> ==============
> Now.. this all seems fine (and it is), except for the placement of the
> cursor.
> It puts the cursor at the beginning of line 2 (> Hello,).
> So..every time I have to hit the up arrow a couple of times, then hit
> return a couple of times, then hit the up arrow a couple of times.
> Is there any to fix this?  Is this configurable somehow?

Under settings/kmail/composer/phrases, you are supposed to be able to use a %L 
for a linespace. I pop 3 %L's in front of the "reply to all" phrase and it 
puts the beginning of the message below the cursor which is on the second 
line still. 

The problem I am having is, the "reply to" button uses the "reply to all" 
phrase. "reply to all" uses the correct phrase. I use kmail 1.4 on KDE 3.0.0.

I don't think there is a way to move the cursor around, like to put it at the 
bottom of the message or whatever. At least not in the documentation I read. 
To encourage proper netiquette, that feature would be appreciated.


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