Highlighting and Replacing Words

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  • #257371

    dogran
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    My apologies if this has been asked previously, or if it’s pathetically trivial and I shouldn’t be bothering anyone with it… I’ve tried searching but truth is I don’t really know what search terms to use; it’s a difficult problem to describe.

    I’m also not 100% sure whether it’s a WordPress problem or whether it might be my browser (although I’ve tried it in this form and it doesn’t happen). Anyway, here it is:

    As I type I make mistakes and have to go back and delete. Generally, I’ve got into the habit, rather than using backspace to tap back through the letters, of pressing Ctrl + Shift + Left Cursor to highlight the word I’ve just typed, then just typing the word again.

    The problem is that when I’m typing in a New Post form, and I do this, when I start retyping the word the preceding space disappears, so my new word runs straight on from the previous one. If I remember, I’ll start the new word with a space, but I wonder if there’s a setting somewhere that I can tweak that’ll preserve the preceding space?

    (Actually, while I think, if someone’s in the mood to help out with trivial questions like that… As you can see I’m one of those old-fashioned people who uses double spaces between sentences. I know this is hopelessly outmoded, and that HTML doesn’t support it, but I just think it makes things easier to read. The trouble is that while WordPress respects my double spaces, if the end of a sentence coincides with the end of a line, I end up with my next line indented by one character. The second space gets added to the start of the next line; but word processors like Word manage to compensate for this and preserve the left-justification. Aside from the obvious “wake up and join the modern world”, does anyone have any ideas on this, too?)

    Any replies appreciated, thank you.

    #257612

    raincoaster
    Member

    Yes, it’s been doing that for some months now. Very, very annoying. I think the only thing you can do is contact staff and ask them to set it so that when you delete a word you do not delete the space in front of it.

    #257614

    dogran
    Member

    Wow – that was quick! Thank you for that.

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