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Month: October 2012

Re: [trinity-users] KMail composition cursor (was: KWallet)

From: Lisi Reisz <lisi.reisz@...>
Date: Sun, 28 Oct 2012 07:42:25 +0000

On Saturday 27 October 2012 23:28:54 Felix Miata wrote:
> On 2012-10-27 22:44 (GMT+0100) Lisi Reisz composed:
> As to the original question why you can't change the default: it's FOSS.
> Either it disappeared or got hidden by accident and no one noticed, or no
> one ever got around to providing the option in the first place. 

This is a very new situation, so someone _has_ changed it, either deliberately 
or accidentally.

> Be thankful 
> you have Trinity and KMail3 instead of being stuck with an unsupported old
> version, KDE4, or something worse. :-)

As I said, put up or shut up.  But as I also said, I can always hope.

> > What are the two blank lines for in your interpretation?
> What blank lines? What "interpretation"?

The two blank lines that are inserted where the cursor is.  

For "what interpretation", I refer you to your own email.  It is these that 
are the main irritant because they have to be deleted.  I move the cursor 
around anyway.

> > Why should it be easier to interleave starting from the top than from the
> > bottom?
> I can't imagine myself doing it upside down, but I should think similarly
> as for reading[1]:

As I said, by all means speak for yourself.  The position of the cursor does 
not affect my reading ability, and there is usually no trimming to do once I 
have the composition window.

> Because it breaks the logical typical sequence of formulating a response,
> start to finish, instead of upside down or back to front.
> Naturally anyone can start anywhere they please in any competent email
> composition window, but people do tend to start things at the beginning
> more often than at the end or in the middle,

Yes, the vast majority of people just start typing, so end up top posting and 
not trimming at all.

> making top a quite logical 
> default even if the many clueless take as an inducement to start composing
> without doing any culling, or even thinking, about what they are doing or
> where they are.

The result is that everything is in the wrong order - see your own post 

> A: Because it breaks the logical sequence of the discussion.
> Q: Why is top-posting such a bad thing?
> A: Top-posting.
> Q: What is the most annoying thing on usenet and in e-mail?

So don't encourage it by having the cursor at the top and leaving the blank 
lines there.

Blank lines left intact, so hopefully they will transmit.