Bug 236830 - C-a C-x in reply window doesn't clear original message
C-a C-x in reply window doesn't clear original message
Status: CLOSED UPSTREAM
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: evolution (Show other bugs)
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Reported: 2007-04-17 16:38 EDT by Jonathan Kamens
Modified: 2008-02-11 13:44 EST (History)
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Description Jonathan Kamens 2007-04-17 16:38:57 EDT
evolution-2.10.1-4.fc7

Highlight a message.  Click reply.  In the reply window, type C-a C-x, which
should clear the old message from the window.  Instead, it leaves you with a
blank line followed by an angle bracket (or, if you're using HTML format, a
quoting pipe).

If you add a linefeed to the last line of the quoted message, which doesn't have
one when the reply window pops up, and then hit C-a C-x, the window is cleared
as expected.

I don't know whether it's the C-a or C-x that's doing the wrong thing.
Comment 1 Milan Crha 2007-11-21 05:16:19 EST
It seems to me like fixed, in Fedora 8, can you check, please? (I meant, I
cannot reproduce this in Fedora 8, it works as expected for me.)
Comment 2 Jonathan Kamens 2007-11-22 13:36:35 EST
Weird.  It's "sort of" fixed.  If you start a reply with the quoting method set 
to quote rather than Outlook-style, then hit C-a C-x, the entire quoted message 
gets removed.  Now here's where it gets weird.  If you how hit ctrl-z, and then 
hit ctrl-a ctrl-x again, once again you end up with an angle bracket or quoting 
bar left over.  Not entirely fixed.
Comment 3 Milan Crha 2008-02-11 13:44:01 EST
Moving this upstream, see bug [1] for more information.

[1] https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=515840

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