Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 50959
Formatting toolbar missing in Mozilla Mail
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:38:00 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:0.9.2) Gecko/20010725
Description of problem:
I tried to create an HTML mail message in Mozilla Mail Composer. When I
clicked on View->Show/Hide->Formatting Toolbar, the formatting toolbar
didn't appear. (Similar behavior in Netscape Composer causes a toolbar with
things like font styles and sizes to appear.)
Is there some option that must be on to allow you to create HTML messages?
If so, then maybe the formatting menu option should greyed out when that
toolbar is not legal.
Steps to Reproduce:
2.From Mozilla, click on Tasks -> Mail
3.From Mail, click on Tasks-> New Messages
4.From Composer, click on View->Show/Hide->Formatting Toolbar.
Actual Results: A checkmark appears next to the Formatting Toolbar menu
item, but the toolbar is not displayed.
Expected Results: A toolbar that allows HTML markup (such as font changes)
Try holding down the shift key when you click on the New Msg button to create a
new message. That should bring up the HTML compose as opposed to the plain text
I was trying to use Composer before I configured a mail server for Mozilla Mail.
The toolbar worked fine once a mail server account was set up. I guess this
isn't a bug, since a user should always start off by configuring a mail server