Option to disable “quote only selected text on reply” feature
If some mail text is selected, only that text is set in quote part on reply. This behavior is not very convenient for me as a longtime user of Outlook for Windows desktop.
I want an option to disable it and let Outlook behave like Windows client.
Hi all, as of release 16.21 it is possible to disable “quote only selected text on reply” in Mac Outlook. Go to Outlook/Preferences/Composing and uncheck the
“Only reply to selected text” box.
Thanks for your support!
Outlook for Mac Team
Yes. Agreed, Please turn this off or include an option to disable it.
An odd and unobvious feature, thought it was actually a bug not a feature!
Please let us turn this off.
Steve Stonebraker commented
This makes the app almost unusable. Just remove this!
Tugdual Grall commented
Can you please make this feature "optional" and disabled by default...
MAKE IT STOP!!! PLEASE!!! Make this an optional feature that we can turn off or on.
Oh my god is there really no way to disable this? It's the worst feature that I've ever seen in a Microsoft product, and that includes Bob and Clippy
This definitely is most annoying "feature" of outlook. Pitty no option to disable it. Product developers shall master the art of configuration.
Mark Polette commented
The way this works today confirms that none of the developers of this product actually use it...No one would want this to be the default behavior of the product.
Just adding my voice to everyone else's. This feature is very annoying. Often I copy something from the email (such as an embedded address) and then try to reply and *poof* the actual message is gone. Make this an option.
Matthew G commented
This "feature" is very frustrating and wastes my time.
Considering the options: if someone forgets to select text to quote, all they have to do is copy it over and highlight it accordingly... whereas, on the other side of the coin, and the way it is currently, after an accidentally quoted reply the only way to recover the thread is to cancel the draft, confirm, deselect the text, press reply again, then fuel your response with the hatred you have for this annoyance.
Please, won't someone think of the children?!
Michael H. commented
I concur. Please create an option to disable this function ASAP.
Richard Leader commented
Alas, I find this feature annoying
Can't recall the last time I used it intentionally; but I'm continually invoking it by accident.
Please, please, PLEASE provide the option to switch it off - and I will!
Please, please remove this 'feature'. It's horribly annoying!
Please remove this useless feature (or is it a bug?)
Please remove, or provide an option to disable this feature. In terms of frustration this is #1 when using Outlook.
Erik W. commented
This is ridiculous. I have to consistently select text from a previous email thread but certainly don't want to delete the rest of the email threat contents as it's usually during a forwarding function and the new recipients will lose all of that other history!
Steve M commented
Agreed - should be configurable. I find it annoying as well. I never reply only to a "highlighted" section from a previous thread.
Erkin Karaman commented
Agreed - Please remove this feature or add a system parameter to turn it off.
Yes - please remove that "feature". It makes absolutely no sense in the real world