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Re: Re: v6: cursor behaviour with arrow keys

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  • Subject: [mg77001] Re: [mg76893] Re: v6: cursor behaviour with arrow keys
  • From: DrMajorBob <drmajorbob at bigfoot.com>
  • Date: Thu, 31 May 2007 03:32:20 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <f3dpfm$ftu$1@smc.vnet.net> <25916056.1180517274357.JavaMail.root@m35>
  • Reply-to: drmajorbob at bigfoot.com

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

Bobby

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



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