bottom posting with Gmail

James Freer at
Fri Oct 18 23:35:31 UTC 2013

On 10/18/13, Liam Proven <lproven at> wrote:
> On 17 October 2013 20:27, James Freer < at> wrote:
>> Perhaps I should add that I am using the Firefox browser with Gmelius
>> so there's no ads. I really like it - also has a quick reply... but
>> this appears above quoted text so fo bottom posting you need to click
>> the 'more options', then ctrl-end and you are at the bottom.
> You don't need to do that.
> The function needed is a Labs feature. You just need to go into
> Settings | Labs | Quote selected text
> (Description: Quote the text you have selected when you reply to a
> message. (Now works with the mouse too!))
> Enable the option.
> Then, in normal Gmail - not the Basic HTML version, and in any desktop
> browser, without the need for any addons - just highlight the block of
> text to which you're answering *before* you click "Reply".
> You then get a new window, with the quoted text, your sig below it,
> and the cursor positioned below the quote, ready to type. No need for
> addons, special modes, anything.
> You can of course highlight the whole message if you're not replying
> to any specific bit.
> --
> Liam Proven • Profile:

You are clearly more knowledgeable than me... I just noticed the basic
HTML, tried it and remembered this post from a while back. I found the
standard view too fancy for me... and I'll stay with this html
version. I have found T'bird and Evolution too slow for imap and
occasionally use Alpine which when used remotely (i.e. directly
reading the gmail server rather than downloading headers) is
convenient with six month releases.

Anyway, thanks for the reply and I'll have a look again. Thing is I
think the UI has been amended to function with Chrome. I have been
using Chrome and one can print files from google docs but not with
Firefox. I had a few issues with Chrome and went back to Firefox and
noticed that google docs will now only download a pdf. Maybe the html
version has been available for a while and I'm 'a sausage' only just
noticing it!


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