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Highlight to quote

Switch Blayde

I love the ability to highlight something in the post you're replying to and have it show up as a quote in your reply.

Switch Blayde

I would like a change, though.

I have to manually move the cursor below the quote in the reply window. It would be nice if the system positioned it there.

Crumbly Writer

The best thing about highlighting selected text, is it means the end of the 12-page replies we had with the GG Forum (generated by the 'reply-by-email' responses). Now you pick the most important two or three lines.

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Lazeez Jiddan (Webmaster)

@Switch Blayde

I have to manually move the cursor below the quote in the reply window. It would be nice if the system positioned it there.


I tried. Not really possible with the technologies available and how things work.

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Switch Blayde

@Lazeez Jiddan (Webmaster)

Okay. Thanks.

tppm

@Crumbly Writer

That feature was available, at least in Thunderbird, as well. The main difference is quoting the message being replied to isn't the default here.

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ElDani

@Lazeez Jiddan (Webmaster)

I tried. Not really possible with the technologies available and how things work.

It depends on the browser/client, but setting the cursor position with JS is possible on all desktop browsers and a few mobile ones too (Firefox on Android works, Safari on iOS should as well).

For a working example, check this get/set caret in textarea demo. There's also a plugin for the popular jQuery framework simply called jquery.caret.

Lazeez Jiddan (Webmaster)

@ElDani

It depends on the browser/client, but setting the cursor position with JS is possible on all desktop browsers and a few mobile ones too (Firefox on Android works, Safari on iOS should as well).


I know how to do it in a normal form page. I wrote the function that does it for another site of mine, but the AJAX form loading doesn't allow me to trigger a javascript action easily.

I would have to rework the whole reply form mechanism; and at this point in development, I don't have the time to rewrite it for such a minor convenience.

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Switch Blayde
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@Lazeez Jiddan (Webmaster)


I don't have the time to rewrite it for such a minor convenience


As the requester, I agree with you 100%. I thought it would be an easy change, something that was overlooked. It's no big deal for us to position the cursor under the quote.

tppm

@tppm

The main difference is quoting the message being replied to isn't the default here.


Which would be useful as it doesn't thread properly. Putting new messages at the bottom, regardless of what they're replying to.

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