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Why is this board EDITING MY POST?

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Why is this board EDITING MY POST?

I have just noticed today that if I leave a trailing character and go back to edit a previous word or paste something then the trailing character is DELETED BY THE BOARD

So I have a line of text with a trailing character, (try it yourself), move the cursor off that character and then press end to get to the end of the line the trailing character is lost.

It is OK if it is more than one char, but if you have just started typing some thing and notice an error and go back then use END to get to the end of the line the character is deleted.

Even does it if you are at the end of the line and press end.

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Superuser
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Re: Why is this board EDITING MY POST?

Just about to try it.

It's just like the man says!  Press 'End' and it goes past the single char and does a backspace to erase.

Another unwanted feature in TinyMCECheesy

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Re: Why is this board EDITING MY POST?

That's very odd behaviour. I don't have an END key on my keyboard so I didn't realise this!

@LouisaMartin, can you raise this with Lithium please? It sounds like a product bug so would be affecting all Lithium communities.

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Re: Why is this board EDITING MY POST?

Well, well, well Cheesy You learn something new everyday Wink It certainly does do it!

The reason I've never discovered it, and I'd guess many others, is because I very very rarely use Home, End, Page Up or Page Down keys when typing/editing a post (unless in a DOS type environment) - I pretty well always use the mouse to position the cursor.

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Re: Why is this board EDITING MY POST?

I am pretty much keyboard driven, I type using both hands so the movement to move the mouse is a lot of waste, I just move my right hand to the movement group.
Probably from my starting in the dim distant past when mice were 4 legged beasties to be killed. GUI's were unheard off.
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Re: Why is this board EDITING MY POST?

@jaread83

Just tried this on BT Community and the issue is there too. So not a Plusnet specific thing.

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Re: Why is this board EDITING MY POST?

Sorry for the late reply on this one. @LouisaMartin has been busy with a mountain of stuff so I don't think she has raised the issue with Lithium yet and this fell through the net. My apologies that this one was waiting in the wings.

What I have done is I have placed this issue on my bug tracker so when we sit down in the weekly community meeting (every Friday) we can raise it there and then when discussing the outstanding issues and requested features.

Thank you for your patience in this matter. When we raise this with Lithium they should roll out a fix in one of their release cycles but I wouldn't know when that would be.

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Re: Why is this board EDITING MY POST?

So I raised this on the Lithium support forum and an engineer got back to me about it. This particular bug had already been picked up and should be released in the 16.6 version of the software update (we are currently 16.5 at the time of this post).

Thanks.

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