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Quick Bar

Postbox's Quick Bar feature lets you quickly add a signature, a canned response, a topic — or even a URL  you emailed someone before — to a message when you're in the Compose window writing a new message or a reply.

Postbox Quick Bar

Note: The Quick Bar is a feature of the Compose window, so it’s not available in the Quick Replies.

Note: The Quick Bar is not supported in Code mode.

To Use the Quick Bar for a Signature, Response or Topic

  1. When you’re writing a message in the Compose window, type command-L (OS X) or ctrl-L (Windows) — the Quick Bar dialog opens.
  2. Start typing the name of the signature, response or topic you want — matching items appear as you type. To make it easy to get your hands on the thing you want, Postbox tells you whether each item is a signature, response, topic, or URL. This lets you use the same name for different things, which can be handy as a way of keeping track of related items.
  3. If what you want isn’t already selected, select it now with your mouse, or use your up/down arrow keys.
  4. Hit enter on your keyboard to insert the selected signature or response, or tag the message with the selected topic.

To Use the Quick Bar for Inserting a URL

  1. When you’re writing a message in the Compose window, type command-L (OS X) or ctrl-L (Windows) — the Quick Bar dialog opens.
  2. Postbox can locate a URL in your Sent folder in a few different ways. You can start typing:
    •   part of the URL, such as the domain name, for example.
    •   the name of person to whom you’ve previously sent the URL.
    •   text from a message that also contained the URL.
  3. Once you see the URL you want, select it now with your mouse, or using your up/down arrow keys.
  4. Hit enter on your keyboard to insert the selected URL.

Note: The first time you use the Quick Bar, Help text telling you what it does appears at the top of the Quick Bar dialog.

Note: You can also open the Quick Bar for URLs by simply typing “http:“ or “https:” in a message. If you’d rather it didn’t, go to Postbox (OS X)/Tools (Windows) > Preferences/Options > Composition > Typing and uncheck Enable URL Autocomplete.

Tip: If you don't want the Quick Bar to display so many URLs as you type the name of the one you're looking for, you can limit the number of URLs the Quick Bar shows. Using the Config Editor, set the value for pb.url_autocomplete.max_hits to the maximum number of URLs you want to see.