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Is it possible to disable quoted text?

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Is it possible to disable quoted text? Jared Gibson 6/23/09 1:46 PM
Each time I reply to an email it automatically fills in the body of the email with a bunch of quoted text from the previous emails in the conversation. This is really aggrevating and pointless for me, I have no use for it and want to be able to turn it off completely. Especially for when I use gmail from my iphone, i have to delete every induvidual character manually on my iphone, there is no highlighting the text and deleting it all at once.
Re: Is it possible to disable quoted text? flash_os 7/8/09 4:15 AM
It's also really aggrevating and pointless for me too.
Re: Is it possible to disable quoted text? amom 7/8/09 8:44 AM
There's an add-on in the lab section of gmail that allows you to change the quoted text options.  In "settings" select the "lab" tab and scroll through til you find the quoted text add-on.
Re: Is it possible to disable quoted text? bwah 7/26/09 9:39 PM
Is there a feature that stops gmail from auto quoting text?
Re: Is it possible to disable quoted text? HawaiiBee 8/27/09 11:44 AM
quoted text add-on isn't the solution - we want to always have "show quoted text" as clicked,

this is the Lab.

Quote selected text
Ryan A
Quote the text you have selected when you reply to a message. (Now works with the mouse, too!)
Re: Is it possible to disable quoted text? davidqxo 11/8/09 11:24 AM
I sometimes recognize the benefit of condensing the display with message text collapsed under "show quoted text," but mostly I find it an annoyance, that if I could switch it off completely under Settings I would.

 1) I want to be able to see precisely what my recipients are seeing.

 2) I often use strings of reply-to messages to myself as a way of collecting notes on a subject. I realize that in some ways I could more efficiently do this with Draft messages, but often I want an active reminder of a subject under development, by having the unread reply in my Inbox. I want to see the WHOLE message without having to click on it and without having some of the text in purple, some in black. I realize that some users could see the color coding highlighting what is new as an advantage, but I don't. It should be a selectable option so people can choose their preference.
Re: Is it possible to disable quoted text? karinkb 1/1/10 2:23 PM
If I highlight just four words, then reply, it STILL shows the previous message (s) in its entirety. I just want to reply with one line I am referring to, not fill the text box with all the cartoons, addressses, etc of previous mails. HELP!
Re: Is it possible to disable quoted text? Malartre 2/5/10 10:00 AM
"Quoted text" is weird.

When you send message with a portion of it taken from another message you already sent, Gmail consider it "quoted". It's copied in that case, not quoted, and I do not want to have to "open" it.

Carl
Re: Is it possible to disable quoted text? Zeena 3/21/10 10:34 PM
I am in a profession which require me to forward the same mail to many people with the same set of attached documents. So I normally forward my old message to new mail id, in doing so the gmail automatically add hide quoted text/show quoted text. I want to disable this and the complete message without show/hide quoted text should go. Please let me know how to achieve this.

Zeena
Re: Is it possible to disable quoted text? anishsane 4/28/10 9:01 PM
is it possible to see/preview what text is going to be quoted & what will be unquoted?

many a times, it quotes some part of my signature also & sometimes some of message body also.

the quote-selected-text lab feature will quote only the selection. So when the selection is null, then it shd quote entire of previous message. if selection is non-null, then quote just the selection.

Also when just forwarding some mail to completely different people, I would like entire mail to remain un-quoted. I am ready to do manual cut-paste of message, but I want an always-working-solution, which ensures that this part of mail will be quoted & this part won't.




What solution I can think of is, gmail can provide a button in tool-bar (containing bold / italics etc buttons) which can quote/un-quote selection.
Re: Is it possible to disable quoted text? fuljencio 5/1/10 5:26 AM
i use basic html. same problem. how can I disable quted text?
Re: Is it possible to disable quoted text? JohnW2 5/1/10 8:37 AM
In Gmail Labs, disable the enabled "Quote selected text" experiment by Ryan A

That experiment enables you to "Quote the text you have selected when you reply to a message. (Now works with the mouse too!)"
Re: Is it possible to disable quoted text? karinkb 5/2/10 11:35 AM
I diabled the Quote Selected Text, as suggested, and saved. It re-opened my gmail with a fresh page. I selected five words from an incoming email and hit reply. Same thing, all text of email inserted, nothing different.
Re: Is it possible to disable quoted text? vditomma 5/2/10 8:10 PM
The only way I figured out how to have the text show up, without quoted text, is by this: changing the subject line.  After viewing another post, it appears that Gmail will quote text based upon messages sent within the same subject.  If you change the subject line, it creates a new conversation and all the included message appears without quoted text.

I understand this is not a fix because it creates a new conversation every time.  It is the only work around I've discovered.
Re: Is it possible to disable quoted text? karinkb 5/3/10 7:22 AM
YES! That did it (tho I also did try JohnW2's suggestion of 'do slightly more' first, which still didn't result in any kind of fix). Thank you “vditomma". A work around is almost as good as a fix.
Re: Is it possible to disable quoted text? frannyglass 7/19/10 8:35 PM
Google allow us to disable "show quoted text" for jobsearch e-mails! Thanks!
Re: Is it possible to disable quoted text? AzWiz 9/17/10 7:10 PM
I was having this same problem, but either it went away, I got lucky or smarter.  Don't know which.  Anyway, I get this message with several others in the thread.  I highlight 8 words, then click the reply button AT THE BOTTOM of the message, and voile - a new reply with only those 8 words in it.  
 
Isn't this what everyone is talking about?  or am I totally missing the point.
Re: Is it possible to disable quoted text? karinkb 9/22/10 8:56 AM
YES YES That worked, AzWiz! That's it! Thank you!
Re: Is it possible to disable quoted text? northwatuppa 10/25/10 7:10 AM
YESSSSS!  Thank you. hitting the reply button at the bottom worked for me too!!!

BUT, shouldn't it work with all the reply buttons?  Or shouldn't that be specified somehwere?
Re: Is it possible to disable quoted text? BobbyC777 11/14/10 8:12 AM
highlighting and clicking REPLY at BOTTOM of message - FINALLY a solution.  Every now and then in the past it would work the way I hoped and then it would go away. I guess I had occasionally clicked on the bottom REPLY. Thanks very much for solving this months old nagging problem!!
Re: Is it possible to disable quoted text? sausageHorn12 11/19/10 11:17 PM
What I do is delete the message that had the "original text". Once you delete that part, it won't show up as "quoted text". At least not on your end.

However, if the recipient has gmail and they still have the "original message" I assume it still shows up as quoted text for them.
Re: Is it possible to disable quoted text? Mandaluyong 1/11/11 12:31 PM
This may have to be the most elegant solution to this. Instead on clicking Reply, use the Forward button. The only caveat to this method is the recipient e-mail address has to be re-entered.
Re: Is it possible to disable quoted text? sagark07 2/3/11 4:06 AM
Some Times I have to reply the mails by putting the comments inline to existing Mail Body which is present in - Hide quoted text -...
I Still sometimes face problems, even after some portion of body is edited, <<- Hide quoted text ->> is ON and my comments will invisible because it masked by <<- Hide quoted text ->>, but if the user open this he can find the my comments...
How can we get ride of it... ?

They can do something like, when we reply to others we can maintain a tag name or some parameter and previous mail body and if we delete that we can include that as reply body?

Re: Is it possible to disable quoted text? JohnW2 2/11/11 11:19 AM
@sagark07 - your assertion about the "Hide text" is incorrect, I'm sorry to say.
The second you add any "extra" text into the body portion which already contains text from the incoming, the message is recognised as being different from that already stored, so the message when displayed on your or any other display will not be automatically hiding anything.
It will only hide the text automatically if the body text is exactly the same as the message you have previously saved/stored.
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