Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 147899
Quoted characters off by one
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:00 EST
Description of problem:
The > in quoted text is incorrectly positioned - it is one character before the
signature or where text is typed. This means that the > will re-appear if it has
been deleted and a return entered.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Click on reply to an email
2. Delete some text and enter a carriage return for some whitespace
The > returns
White space should be there
Screenshot attached to demonstrate the problem
Created attachment 111025 [details]
Screenshot demonstrating the problem
I confirm this. It is really irritating. It's not always off by one
though, it sometimes gets off by more. It's like the outer left part
of the message window isn't redrawn like it should (?).
Played around a bit more today. It seems that I was right in my
suspicion, the text area isn't redrawn as it should. Scrolling down
the text area and then up again everything looks as it should.
Many thanks for the updated information.
As a temporary workaround, I've been switching to HTML composition
mode (which doesn't have this bug) when composing replies, then
switching back to text mode before sending the mail (distasteful but
Looks like this has been reported upstream here:
OK, it's tracked upstream here:
It's been fixed in upstream CVS, so should be fixed in the next
Yep, this works fine now, after upgrading gtkhtml3 to 3.5.7. I guess
this bug could be closed now...
Resolving: fixed in Rawhide