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My Thunderbird e-mail client has a very wrong habbit. In version 13.0.1 on my Windows 7 there is annoying thing I do not know how to disable. When I press

ALT + <number> 

It generates smilies - Is there any way how to disable this generation of smilies? I have some usefull hotkeys using ALT + some numbers and this is crossing my way. Thank you.

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How odd, I have the same version on Win 7 also but mine doesn't do this. Have you checked through your Add Ons? There might be something extra in there. – Mr.X Jun 22 '12 at 4:59
I do not have any just quickText addon and virtual identity. – Byakugan Jun 22 '12 at 12:00
does this happen in wordpad or notepad as well? – Jeremy W Jun 23 '12 at 1:57
In notepad yes in wordpad no. – Byakugan Jun 25 '12 at 1:29

Try this:

Options > Advanced > Config Editor > search:"emoticons" > Rightclick > Modify

Then add "(off)" or something to the end. That works by stopping Thunderbird from finding the emoticons. Little bit of a Quick and Dirty Hack though.

Note: You can just delete the text, but I think it's better to be able to reverse it.

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Go to menu "Tools - Options", choose "Display", then "Formatting". Uncheck "Display emoticons as graphics". Confirm with "OK".

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This is just showing emoticons already wrote in text form not solving my problem with ALT button ... – Byakugan Jun 22 '12 at 11:59

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