Line length in plain text messages.

May 31, 2010 at 5:45 PM

Using V17, TB3.0.4.

I posted a test message on

When I composed the message (and in my sent folder), it looked like:

----+----|----+----|----+----|----+----|----+----|----+----|----+----|----+----|
This is a test to see where V17 wraps lines in plain text messages. I'm using 
Thunderbird 3.0.4. This is a test to see where V17 wraps lines in plain text 
messages. I'm using Thunderbird 3.0.4. This is a test to see where V17 wraps 
lines in plain text messages. I'm using Thunderbird 3.0.4. This is a test to 
see where V17 wraps lines in plain text messages. I'm using Thunderbird 3.0.4. 

I have TB set up to wrap outgoing messages at 80 characters. I have TB set up 
to wrap outgoing messages at 80 characters. I have TB set up to wrap outgoing 
messages at 80 characters. I have TB set up to wrap outgoing messages at 80 
characters. I have TB set up to wrap outgoing messages at 80 characters. I 
have TB set up to wrap outgoing messages at 80 characters.

But when I retrieved the message, it was wrapped at no more than 69 characters (72???).

----+----|----+----|----+----|----+----|----+----|----+----|----+----|----+----|
This is a test to see where V17 wraps lines in plain text messages. 
I'm using 
Thunderbird 3.0.4. This is a test to see where V17 wraps lines in 
plain text 
messages. I'm using Thunderbird 3.0.4. This is a test to see where 
V17 wraps 
lines in plain text messages. I'm using Thunderbird 3.0.4. This is a 
test to 
see where V17 wraps lines in plain text messages. I'm using 
Thunderbird 3.0.4. 

I have TB set up to wrap outgoing messages at 80 characters. I have 
TB set up 
to wrap outgoing messages at 80 characters. I have TB set up to wrap 
outgoing 
messages at 80 characters. I have TB set up to wrap outgoing messages 
at 80 
characters. I have TB set up to wrap outgoing messages at 80 
characters. I 
have TB set up to wrap outgoing messages at 80 characters.

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Maybe this could be another option for the start screen. (Maybe an option to not wrap long lines at all??)

I think that lots of people post code using 80 character lines. Wrapping before that could cause trouble.

May 31, 2010 at 5:48 PM

I meant to include the test newsgroup that I used:  Msdn.en-US.TestForumsVV

Coordinator
May 31, 2010 at 5:52 PM
Edited May 31, 2010 at 5:52 PM

Yes, the next release V19, will have this setting (AutoWrappingCount (0:Disable, >0 Number of chars at which we should wrap)

Please check out V18, it has some great features (like avoiding the LiveId dialog ;) )

Greetings
  Jochen

May 31, 2010 at 5:56 PM

Thanks.

I noticed the upgrade right after I posted the first message.  I installed it and tested the wrap text in V18 before you replied <vbg>.

 

 

Coordinator
May 31, 2010 at 5:57 PM

The wrapping will only be solved in V19 ;(

Coordinator
May 31, 2010 at 9:15 PM

V19 will now have a advanced user setting, which is by default set to 0, which means, that text wraooing is off.

May 31, 2010 at 9:48 PM

Jochen,

Looks very nice.

I thank you!