[macvoiceover] Re: Dragging signature to new account: success!

Ok on second thought thye didn't fix the crashing problem. I sut managed tomake 
it crash the same way as before. Growl!
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On Feb 6, 2011, at 1:38 PM, ashley wrote:

> Thanks for this! been trying to get this working for ages. And yes, I do 
> think they fixed the problem.
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> On 06/02/2011 21:31, Cheryl Homiak wrote:
>> I wish I could tell you definitively how I did this but it is possible to 
>> drag your signatures in Mail.
>> 
>> I found a tip when I googled that said you should disable and then re-enable 
>> your account in Mail>  Preferences>  Accounts>  Advanced. So I disabled my 
>> account, saved the changes when the dialog came up when I closed 
>> Preferences, and then closed mail. I re-opened Mail, enabled the account and 
>> again closed, saving changes when the dialog came up, quit and restarted 
>> Mail. All of this may not be necessary. I then went into Preferences>  
>> Signatures and to "all Signatures". I went into the Names table and selected 
>> all the signatures. I did try to move the mouse but finally decided that if 
>> they were all selected as shown by vokeys-f6, I could try it. I then did 
>> cmd-vo-shift-space and got a message about mouse down though I think it only 
>> mentioned one signature or part of it. I turned cursor tracking off, when 
>> into the signatures table to the account I wanted to have the signatures in, 
>> and lined the mouse up on gmail using cmd-vo-f5 and then vo-f5 to check. It 
>> is important to make sure the mouse actually is there. I then again did 
>> cmd-vo-shift-space; I think I heard something about "mouse up and the 
>> account name". Then I turned cursor tracking back on. All my signatures now 
>> showed up under all signatures and under the account.
>> 
>> The only strange thing about this is that the first time I got this to work, 
>> I closed the window and went to do an email and none of my signatures were 
>> availabel. When I opened the preferences again, the signatures were gone 
>> from the account again. The next time I did it, I actually selected all the 
>> signatures again once I got them to gmail; then went into the text and 
>> highlighted the one whose text showed. Then I left the window open while i 
>> opened a new message window with cmd-n and actually started an email and 
>> chose a signature. I then went back to the signatures window (cmd-accent) 
>> and permanently chose a signature in Preferences, though of course all of 
>> them are still available. After doing all of this, I finally closed the 
>> signatures window. Since then I've quit mail and restarted it and my 
>> signatures are still there. So I know this does work but don't know what 
>> made them disappear after the first success but kept them from disappearing 
>> the second time. At any rate, it did take me several tries to get the 
>> drag-and-drop to work, partly because I goofed up the sequence a few times 
>> and partly just because the drag and drop seemed not to work. But if you are 
>> patient, disable and re-enable your account first, and keep trying, it is 
>> possible. I recommend just selecting them all and dragging  them; then you 
>> can always delete ones you don't want. Also, you probably want to make sure 
>> mouse-keys is off when you attempt this.
>> 
>> Btw signatures in preferences didn't make mail crash when I was doing all 
>> this so maybe the problem is finally fixed.
>> 
>> 
>> Hth.
>> 
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