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Re: v6: weird cursor behaviour

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  • Subject: [mg77317] Re: v6: weird cursor behaviour
  • From: dh <dh at>
  • Date: Wed, 6 Jun 2007 07:31:04 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <f43h75$2ud$>

Hi Will,

V.6 XP SP2: I can verify your observation. Wolfram should take note.


Will Robertson wrote:

> Hello,


> My original post never made it through, so I'm reposting my problem. I

> get very weird behaviour when using the up/down arrow keys that is

> quite inconsistent.


> For example, at the moment, I can open a new document, paste in the

> following text to create a cell:


> a := 1

> b := 1

> c := 1

> d := 1

> e := 1

> f := 1

> g := 1


> evaluate it by hitting enter, then click at the end of line "a", hit

> the down arrow twice -- and the cursor will jump to the end of line

> "g". Hitting up twice brings the cursor to the beginning of line "f",

> and then up again takes the cursor back *down* to the end of line "g".


> (Skip this paragraph if you don't care for further descriptions of

> weird behaviour.)

> Then pressing down to exit the cell, then left to get the cursor back

> to the end of line "g" resets the cursor behaviour, and I can use any

> combination of up and down arrow presses to move one line up and down

> as I would expect. But then clicking the mouse to move the cursor to

> the end of any of the lines makes a double tap of either the up and

> down arrow keys take the cursor to the end of the cell, rather than

> just up or down a single line.


> I know it's hard to describe here, but I don't have the facilities

> here to make a video screen grab.


> It's all very strange. Can anyone else confirm this behaviour, or is

> it somehow specific to my machine?

> I'm running Mathematica v6 on Windows XP sp2.


> Many thanks,

> Will



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