3620 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Aug 21, 2010 8:32 AM by George Machen
A subpar fix is to hit the shift key as you hit the return key.
I believe this is known as a "hard break" instead of just a "line break."
I had this problem. I fixed it for good, but I can't remember what the magic was.
I am trying to figure it out for my friend, so when I remember (IF I remember...) I'll try to post the solution.
Well, it appears that I have a lot of terminology totally wrong, so it might be best to disregard my comments.
I think I addressed this problem on my system a long time ago. I remember being able to remap the return key—but I can't find any evidence that my memory is good or reliable (very sadlly). I didn't get any extra soft/freeware. I didn't download anything.
It also occurs to me that in other applications (word processors), I have asked them to stop adding the extra space after paragraphs, but I don't find any way of translating that idea.
Are these phantom extra line breaks and vanishing line breaks not occurring to anyone else?
In Mail Preferences > Composing > Responding > Quote the text of the original message
...I tried disabling (unchecking) it, but it doesn't make much difference. Again, the problems occur in the body of a
Message > Reply
...not a newly-created message. I've even pasted the body text into TextWrangler and done a "Zap Gremlins" and "Remove Line Breaks," but after I paste it back into Mail and reset my line breaks like I want, I still get extra and/or removed line endings when I review my sent message.