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Re: v6: cursor behaviour with arrow keys

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  • Subject: [mg77014] Re: v6: cursor behaviour with arrow keys
  • From: Bill Rowe <readnewsciv at>
  • Date: Thu, 31 May 2007 03:39:13 -0400 (EDT)

Will Robertson wrote:

>I'm running Mathematica v6 on Windows XP sp2, and 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". This cycle will then repeat with further up arrow

I cannot reproduce this behavior using version 6 on Mac OS X.
After pasting that text into a new cell and evaluating it and
placing the cursor as described, the arrow keys move the cursor
up/down one line as I would expect consistently.

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