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Gmail recently released a new UI for compose. How do you manually quote a paragraph? The block-quote button seems to have disappeared from the formatting toolbar in the rich text compose editor.

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Turns out the quote button is buried inside the align menu on the formatting toolbar. When you click Align, a submenu pops up with a few options for indentation and quoting, in addition to text justification.

Screenshot of compose with quote button

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"No offense Google, but why did you hide that Quote function to align on that new compose UI?! There are enough place in that line..." - I sent them that suggestion, you may do so here: support.google.com/mail/bin/… – antivirtel Jan 24 '13 at 12:47
not available if you compose emails in plain text mode. – Marius Hofert Jun 7 '13 at 10:03
Wow, I would have never found it. – B Seven Jul 15 '13 at 21:26
Just keep using the old compose: webapps.stackexchange.com/a/50178/18147 – Franck Dernoncourt Nov 13 '13 at 2:56

To quote, you can also select the text and use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+Shift+9 on Windows and Cmd+Shift+9 on OS X.

This shortcut works only in rich text mode.

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This is not available if you compose emails in 'plain text' (which is actually recommended... quite frustrating) – Marius Hofert Jun 7 '13 at 10:03

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