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How can I add newlines to values in Thunderbird's config editor? I ask because in the latest update, with reply_on_top set to 1, there is no additional line break added before the quoted message, and I'd like to add it back in by editing reply_header_ondate.

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Try adding a \n at the beginning of the string. it should work.

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It does not work – fredley Jun 20 '12 at 15:03
how about <br />? – Nima Jun 20 '12 at 15:05
Nope! Still doesn't work. :-( – fredley Jun 20 '12 at 15:06
Maybe you should give SmartTemplate addon a try: – Nima Jun 20 '12 at 15:09

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