"Mark T. B. Carroll" <mtbc@xxxxxxxx> writes:
> Ted Zlatanov <tzz@xxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
>> On Tue, 24 Nov 2009 18:04:08 -0500 "Mark T. B. Carroll" <mtbc@xxxxxxxx>
>> MTBC> Two things that Gnus does that really annoy me are:
>> MTBC> * If I select text in a message, only that text is quoted when I reply.
>> That's a feature, I'm not sure why it should be changed. Why is it
> Featurism is in the eye of the beholder. Some applications, in my view,
> get steadily worse in the development that happens after the initial
> mature versions! This particular `feature' is never what I want. I copy
> and paste fragments of articles in checking them out in other
> applications, taking notes, etc. But then the selection has happened so
> when I get to replying, it just quotes a little bit of the article, so I
> have to undo the selection first, whether by going to some other article
> then back to that one, or using M-u to mark it unread, quit the group
> altogether, reenter it and go back to the article, or whatever. Maybe
> there's an easier way to get rid of the selection, but a high fraction
> of my selecting has nothing to do with what I might want to quote in
> reply, so having to undo it just causes me extra work for no gain.
Try C-g before you reply.