Hightlight and Quote actions in OWA


This is something I havent seen before, but considering how often I use OWA probably old news by now. Still, the Quote action seems useful, the Highlight one can benefit from better color selection. Here's a screenshot:



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For sure @Tony Redmond can tell us if this is something new or old ^-^

I'm seeing Highlight for about one or two weeks only, however there is no Quote function is offered in my case:



It's new to me. Seems like a nice feature, even if I can find no trace of it on the Office 365 Roadmap.

Do you know if there a way to turn this feature off?  Since it showed up I am no longer able to copy text from emails since the popup steals the focus.


Common use case: someone emails me shipping information.  I can't copy the tracking number to paste it into the fedex tracking website since when I select the tracking number, the popup appears asking if I want to highlight or quote the tracking number.

Same here. Since this feature has been enabled it seems to be impossible to copy/paste selected information.

Use case: somebody sent me the IP-address needed for a DNS change. But now I have to type the address in the DNS control panel instead of pasting is. Not only is this annoying, it creates new and exciting opportunities for horrible errors.

Hmm... I just highlighted some text in a message (the quote/highlight controls were activated), pressed CTRL-C and was able to CTRL-V the highlighted text into Notepad...  Are you sure that you can't copy information from OWA?






Well, I *was* sure ... I had this issue for a few days now and got severely annoyed by it. 


But after posting my message here and a support call to Microsoft the issue suddenly vanished. I can now CTRL-C and CTRL-V like I used to.


Maybe I was having some severe personal copy/paste deficiency, or maybe somebody at Microsoft just fixed something....?

Kevin, this issue seems to have resolved itself in my OWA environment. Is this fixed for you as well?

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