How can I quote all text in a GMail reply, not just selected text?
Just don't select any text when replying. Or are you asking something else? It's not clear from your question. Can you add some more details?– aleNov 26, 2012 at 13:46
Yes, I'd like to have GMail quote all text even when I have text selected - otherwise I have to remember to unselect it. Other mail clients provide this option, and I could have sworn I found how to enable it in Gmail a while ago.– tog22Nov 26, 2012 at 15:17
3Ah. The answer then is "you can't". Either unselect the text or select all the text.– aleNov 26, 2012 at 15:34
1You might be remembering the feature when it was still in labs.– FuhrmanatorNov 26, 2012 at 18:53
Just to provide some background: Right now, it doesn't seem like you can turn this feature off.
There used to be a labs feature to turn "quote selected text" on. Very recently (mid-November '12) they turned it on by default, without providing a way to disable. I haven't been able to find any official mention of it, only comments from others who have noticed the change and miss the old way.
Apparently you can't (thanks Al Everett in comments above.)