About placeholders and completion

TXS - Help
2012-09-23
2015-06-09
• Hello, thank you first of all for this wonderful latex editor.

I have a little problem with placeholders. When the option "use placeholders",
if I type
\begin{theorem} and ENTER, then this appears :

\begin{theorem}
(content...) (the cursor is here in a red box)
\end{theorem}

the problem is that I would like to remove this red box (it is really annoying
to write in such box, since I cannot see anymore some symbols such as
underscore _.

When I desactivate the option "Use placeholders", then the same command
yields:

\begin{theorem}
content...
\end{theorem} (the cursor is now here : outside the environment ! )

This is probably a bug since the cursor now lies outside the environment,
while content... is written inside !

What I would like : simply the cursor inside the environment, with nothing
written inside, and no box !

Third point : when I desactivate the option "Automatically start completion
when typing latex command", I do not have the
nice completion "end{theorem}" after typing "begin{theorem} +ENTER". Why is
that so ? This seems to be a bug,
I would like to not have automatic completion (which is a huge pain, when we
type something like \t +Enter (to go to a new line) and \t is precisely what
we mean, nothing else), but still completion for environments.

I hope this can be solved,

thanks a lot for your help.

• Tim Hoffmann
2012-09-24

the problem is that I would like to remove this red box (it is really
annoying to write in such box, since I cannot see anymore some symbols such as
underscore _.

As a temporary solution, you could increase the line spacing (Configure ->
Editor -> Line Spacing).

This is probably a bug since the cursor now lies outside the environment,
while content... is written inside !

Not exactly a bug. Without placeholders just the plain text is inserted.
However we may improve this behaviour.

Environment completion without auto-completion:
Completion for the environments is implemented via the auto-completion
mechanism. I don't think it's currently possible to split that up.

• Kendon Bell
2015-06-09

The "content ..." box seems unnecessary to me. I always delete it right away. I'd vote for it to be removed. Or at least have an option to permanently remove this.