Re: v6: weird cursor behaviour
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- Subject: [mg77317] Re: v6: weird cursor behaviour
- From: dh <dh at metrohm.ch>
- Date: Wed, 6 Jun 2007 07:31:04 -0400 (EDT)
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V.6 XP SP2: I can verify your observation. Wolfram should take note.
Will Robertson wrote:
> 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,
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