#154 The checkbox UI is hard to use

v1.0 (example)
  1. The checkbox button inserts a checkbox; if any text is selected, it is erased and replaced by a checkbox. Moreover, pressing Enter at the end of a line starting with a checkbox creates a new line which does not start with a checkbox. This makes it very slow to add checkboxes to a set of TODO items.
    • Instead, it should work as in Evernote, where the checkbox works like a list marker (from the point of view of the user). That is, the button should mark the current paragraph or the selected ones as list items with a checkbox as list marker. Moreover, a new paragraph after one starting with a checkbox should also start with a checkbox.
  2. Additionally, the cursor should appear after a checkbox, not before, even though new characters appear after the checkbox.
  3. Finally, I notice checkboxes do not line up correctly, which is (typographically speaking) rather ugly. This should be fixed.


  • Randy Baumgarte

    Randy Baumgarte - 2015-10-16
    • status: open --> closed-out-of-date
  • Randy Baumgarte

    Randy Baumgarte - 2015-10-16

    Closing as out-of-date. Please try nixnote2 if you are still having issues.


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