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Editor.singleLine.pasteNewlines

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Background

Single-line text fields do not allow users to input newlines. Pasting content, however, poses a problem: what happens if pasted content contains newlines? This is often handled differently on different platforms. This preference determines what happens to multi-line content when it is pasted into a single-line text field. The area for email addresses is affected by this preference. Changes are valid only for succeeding windows.

Possible values and their effects

0

Paste content intact (include newlines)

1

Paste the content up to (but not including) the first newline (Default prior to Firefox 3)

2

Replace each newline with a space (Default in Firefox 3)

3

Remove all newlines from content

4

Replace each newline with a comma

5

Remove all newlines and surrounding whitespace

Caveats

  • A value of 4 only has an effect in Mozilla products released after 2004-01-29.
  • A value of 5 only has an effect in Mozilla products released after 2005-12-20.

First checked in

2000-09-01 by Akkana Peck

Has an effect in

  • Mozilla Suite (all versions since M18)
  • Mozilla Firefox (all versions)
  • SeaMonkey (all versions)
  • Mozilla Thunderbird (all versions)

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