#163 auto return cursor to initial character position

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nobody
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2013-12-09
2007-08-18
Ken
No

I'd like an option which, after cursoring up or down, would automatically return the cursor left or right to the initial character position of the previous edit. For example:

- cursor right to character position 20
- type 10 characters, stopping on position 30
- cursor down
- cursor automatically returns to position 20

This could work for typing, pasting, backspacing, and selecting. TextPad addicted me to it, but I can't find such an editor that works on the Mac. I found something on the jedit-users that said jEdit used to do this for pasting only in 2002, but it doesn't now.

Discussion

  • Alan Ezust
    Alan Ezust
    2011-11-30

    • status: open --> pending-works-for-me
     
  • Alan Ezust
    Alan Ezust
    2011-11-30

    So this is basically a next line followed by a smart-home ?
    you can make a macro with that very easily.

    textArea.goToNextLine(false);
    textArea.goToStartOfWhiteSpace(false);

    Do you really need an option or special feature for that ?

     
  • I don't think it's smart home. I read it that Kwiniec would like typing not to change the magic caret position.

     
    • status: pending-works-for-me --> open