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10.7.4 Mail signature position: How can I simply place it at the cursor?

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Jul 4, 2012 5:05 AM

I can make no sense where Mail is going to place a signature I choose. Sometimes it's in the middle, sometimes at the bottom (invisible without scrolling). A few minutes ago it was placed a the top, above all my text! I feel I have no control over this. I see no algorithm choices in Signatures or General preferences.


Is there a way to make the default the simplest, most obvious location: At the cursor? That's when and where I want it when I choose it.

  • Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (66,805 points)



    I have the Mail > Preferences > Signatures set to Always place above Quoted Text.


    In Emails I am replying to it is then in sight at the top and I have to create a small space to start my Reply


    In New Messages it adopts the same position.


    Both are about 1 line from the top of the window.

    In New Message the cursor is in the "To" box (no place for the Sig)

    In Replies the cursor is in that 1 line space above the Sig.



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  • TrapeziumArtist Calculating status...

    Sorry for re-opening this, but I've been vexed by this issue for some years too.


    The problem with your solution is that it doesn't work in all situations. If you specify that there should be a signature attached to all emails by default, then it's ok. But I don't use Mail that way.


    Rather, I have no signature set by default, but choose from several different ones in a pull-down menu in the compose window, if and when I need one.


    And here's the rub: as aamead suggested, Mail seems to choose a semi-random location for placing that "real-time" signature. Sometimes it's at the cursor, sometimes it's a couple of blank lines later, sometimes it's right at the bottom below the quoted text (despite my having the "Always place above quoted text" button on), and sometimes it's slap-bang in the middle of some piece of text.


    Why is this so hard to fix, Apple? All I want is that Mail puts the signature exactly where the cursor is, if and when I choose to add a signature from the pull-down menu.



  • JimmyZCCK Calculating status...

    I have the same problem and been checking the boards for a long time for an answer.  Are these not monitored?  I have never been so frustrated by Apple as I am now.  So many many problems with their software and they don't seem to care like they used to.  Such a shame.

  • Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (66,805 points)



    The Hosts as they are called are mostly involved with the day to day running of the forums.

    That mostly centers around breeches of the Terms of Use.


    Publishing personal data through to the Web Nasty stuff.


    However if they spot a trend then they will report this to the engineers.

    Generally speaking are are talking about people employed as monitors with the associated clean up tasks and not always for their Mac knowledge.


    Those people with Level 6 access to the Lounge can post and Categorise it as a "New technical Issue" in one of the sub forums of the Lounge.


    There does seems to be a group of people who seem to generate Apple Info/Support Documents based on what is posted here (or at least the replies and User Tips)


    Engineers don't seem to spend any time here for feedback purposes.





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