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Old 5 Dec 2020, 07:18 AM   #16
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I looked at the screenshot first, and now I just looked at it again. The screenshot looks just like the Notes screen looks in the phone app. I assumed you might've been using a browser on a phone. I knew it was a browser because of the URL bar. What browser do you use? I use Pale Moon ,and almost always the webmail, sometimes a client.

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eta: I just tried the MS Edge browser too, and that toggling button is available with that browser too.

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Old 5 Dec 2020, 07:25 AM   #17
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What browser do you use?
I use a variety of different open-source browsers, downloaded from f-droid. None of them is perfect - they each have their strengths and weaknesses. The screen-shot was of the Stoutner Privacy Browser.

https://f-droid.org/en/packages/com....wser.standard/

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Old 5 Dec 2020, 07:39 AM   #18
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It's possible that is is a browser issue. Try a different one and see.

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Old 5 Dec 2020, 07:43 AM   #19
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I just created a service ticket.

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Old 5 Dec 2020, 07:55 AM   #20
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It's possible that is is a browser issue.
I just did some experimenting, and it appears that the desktop version of webmail has the buttons, but the mobile version does not. (Some mobile browsers offer the option to view the desktop version of web-sites on your phone... with one or two browsers that option even works!)

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Old 5 Dec 2020, 08:02 AM   #21
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It's become a bit of a project to use Fastmail as fully as possible
Do you use the Fastmail's website functionality as fully as possible?
I find it's handy for various things other than websites... such as linking to files in forum posts (like I did just now), url-shortening, file distribution, and even web shortcuts if you own a snappy domain name.
Unfortunately, though, they've recently introduced an arbitrary limit of just 100 web addresses per user, which has rather put the kybosh on its usefulness.

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Old 5 Dec 2020, 06:53 PM   #22
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It just depends on what you are trying to do. For example, I find that the organization of notes drastically impacts how readable they are. I like to use things like bolded words, italics, bulleted lists, and be able to hyperlink items so I can just use one click to go to them. ...

Personally, for what I do, which is text-oriented, typical Notepad apps are frequently either too limited or too complicated (OneNote and Keep).

And of course the fact that a Note I create is instantly available on my phone too, without any additional cutting and pasting, is a huge advantage over a standalone note-taking app.
I absolutely agree that organisation of text helps. But, for example, a bulleted list doesn't need fancy fonts - you can use dashes or 'o' or '*' as bullets, and things like /highlighting some text/ work fine (especially as the editor highlights the slashes).

I'm not using Notepad, but a scriptable programmer's text editor, and that has customisable syntax highlighting, which although it's really only intended for programming language highlighting, does at least colour arbitrary keywords. I've lists of those according to the sorts of subjects I most often keep notes on, so eg in a plain text file full of notes about Amazon or Ebay purchases, words like "PRIME" (which I note to keep track of whether Prime membership is making economic sense for me) are coloured. But the editor starts instantly whereas Libre Office takes about ten seconds to start (on an i7-powered laptop).

I don't have a modern-enough phone to try to place notes on it, but if I ever get around to upgrading it, I expect I'll use a programmer's editor there too, again on plain text files, and use Dropbox to sync such files.
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Old 5 Dec 2020, 09:03 PM   #23
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Libre Office takes about ten seconds to start (on an i7-powered laptop)
I agree! That's why something like Notes as built-in to Fastmail's Web and phone apps is very useful. It opens instantly, has basic editing functions for making useful notes, and stores things in a place I can access them easily whether at home, the office, or out and about. Having Notes integrated with the phone app generally saves me a tiny bit of time finding and launching another app since Fastmail lives on my homescreen.
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Old 7 Dec 2020, 08:00 AM   #24
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Service ticket reply

This is the reply I just received from the ticket I placed re: the plain text/rich text toggle button. Grhm, I suggest you place a ticket if this any concern to you. I don't think, and they probably haven't, read this thread but I did mention it, and provided a link to it, FWIW.

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Hello Bruce,

Thanks for reaching out to Fastmail support.

Currently we do not have a feature for editing rich text on the mobile app.

However, I have shared your suggestion with our development team as a feature request. Please note that we're unable to offer any timeline as to if or when this feature could be implemented.

I'm sorry to hear you know of someone who is unable to toggle rich/plain text editing on their web browser. Could you please ask them to submit a support ticket to us? We'd love to help them access this feature!

If you have any further questions or problems, please feel free to contact me.

Cheers, Piper
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Old 7 Dec 2020, 08:05 AM   #25
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Thanks. Will do.
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Old 7 Dec 2020, 08:08 AM   #26
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You bet bud. I hope it gets resolved to your satisfaction.

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Old 28 Dec 2020, 12:01 PM   #27
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Old 28 Dec 2020, 04:14 PM   #28
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The button is there, hit edit its in the top bar
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Old 29 Dec 2020, 01:00 PM   #29
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The button is there, hit edit its in the top bar
The discussion here was about editing notes in the mobile app, which has very limited rich text features. Fastmail acts differently when run from a PC browser, mobile device browser, and the mobile app. The choice of browser also affects some things (such as the available text sizes in Settings>Customize>Preferences>General).

When using the mobile Fastmail app on iOS or iPadOS (which are slightly different operating systems), you can make small Rich Text edits in the Notes or email Compose message body by selecting text in the normal fashion and then using the B I U (Bold / Italics / Underline) choices. But you do not have access to a full rich text editor and you can't change between plain text and rich text modes or clear formatting. Those features are currently restricted to the Fastmail website using a PC browser.

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