Weird cursor issue again

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01 Sep, 2017 07:47 PM

B26 on OSX 10.12.6.

I just got back from lunch, so I've only had the file open about ten minutes. I've edited maybe three or four sentences.

I just had the weird cursor thing happen again — the cursor is here| but when I type the characters appear, e.g., between the words "the cursor". IOW, the characters are appearing several characters away from where the cursor is. I saw this in previous betas (I mentioned it in the initial bouncing issue), but I haven't had it happen in a while.

I hadn't done anything special — just editing a couple of sentences, moved down, started a new one, maybe moved the cursor a word or three (Option-arrow) and started typing again. Editing five or six lines from the end of the document. Editing regular text, not in a list, code, etc.

I know it's not much to go on, just mentioning it so you know it's still happening.

  1. 1 Posted by Vince on 01 Sep, 2017 07:55 PM

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    Just had it happen again, at the same time as another episode of bouncing. Two additional things:
    1. This time the characters appear several characters to the right of the cursor, and
    2. It corrected itself when I Cmd-tabbed away from the window and Cmd-tabbed back. This may have been what corrected it in the one I just posted, I just wasn't paying close attention that time.

  2. Support Staff 2 Posted by Fletcher on 01 Sep, 2017 07:56 PM

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    If it happens, toggle auto zoom on then off. Resets all the margins and
    that should go away.

    I've seen it on occasion, but haven't been able to track down why it

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Fletcher on 02 Sep, 2017 03:44 AM

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    Actually, toggling auto zoom won't help with a line length of 0. Can try toggling typewriter mode on/off instead, but might not fix it.

  4. Support Staff 4 Posted by Fletcher on 03 Sep, 2017 03:13 PM

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    Should be fixed for b30

  5. Fletcher closed this discussion on 03 Sep, 2017 03:13 PM.

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