Remove Vertical Reply Lines

By default every time you reply to a message, Thunderbird adds a colored line down the sides to ‘frame’ each particular reply.  This can get rather distracting after awhile. Plus it makes the overall length of the email a lot longer as the message content area gets narrower with each reply.

To eliminate this, add these lines of code into your userContent.css file [directions] located within the chrome folder inside your profile folder:

/*Remove reply lines*/
 blockquote[type=cite] {
 padding-left: 0 ! important;
 border-left: none ! important;
 border-right: none ! important;
 }

3 Comments on Remove Vertical Reply Lines

  1. How do you remove the lines on the sides of emails in Thunderbird 24–Windows 7?
    I am 81 so reply in detail because I am not very tech. aware.

    Thank You

  2. The Add-on ‘ReFwdFormater’ will also remove the vertical lines

  3. Alan Secker | May 9, 2016 at 2:44 PM | Reply

    Didn’t work on Thunderbirs 38.7.2

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