Services & Resources / Wolfram Forums
MathGroup Archive
*Archive Index
*Ask about this page
*Print this page
*Give us feedback
*Sign up for the Wolfram Insider

MathGroup Archive 2007

[Date Index] [Thread Index] [Author Index]

Search the Archive

Re: Re: v6: cursor behaviour with arrow keys

  • To: mathgroup at
  • Subject: [mg77001] Re: [mg76893] Re: v6: cursor behaviour with arrow keys
  • From: DrMajorBob <drmajorbob at>
  • Date: Thu, 31 May 2007 03:32:20 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <f3dpfm$ftu$> <25916056.1180517274357.JavaMail.root@m35>
  • Reply-to: drmajorbob at

I'm seeing no such behavior here, on another Windows XP-SP2 with V6.


On Tue, 29 May 2007 04:05:40 -0500, Jean-Marc Gulliet  
<jeanmarc.gulliet at> wrote:

> Will Robertson wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I seem to be having troubles with the Google Groups interface to this
>> newsgroup. Third time's the charm.
>> 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 presses.
>> 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?
>> Many thanks,
>> Will Robertson
>> University of Adelaide
> Will,
> I have just reproduced on my system (V6.0 and Windows XP SP2) the
> behavior you described.
> Regards,
> Jean-Marc


DrMajorBob at

  • Prev by Date: Re: asymptotics
  • Next by Date: Iterating List
  • Previous by thread: Re: v6: cursor behaviour with arrow keys
  • Next by thread: Re: v6: cursor behaviour with arrow keys