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Occasionally compose HTML-Messages in Thunderbird

There’s these programs you really like, but they might have these little inconveniences which are too small to really matter, but still kind of annoy you. Well HTML-messages in thunderbird are on such thing. Usually I don’t want HTML-messages, but sometimes not limiting yourself to unformatted UTF-8 comes in handy (for me basically when writing in arabic, so I can have a bigger font-size and a natural right-alignment). Now, the only option to switch between HTML and plain text composing was to use the preferences dialog. Click, click, click annoy click etc.—sucks!

I just discovered (by accident), that if you hit the NEW or REPLY button with SHIFT pressed you can compose a mail in HTML for just this message. I wish I knew that earlier.