Re: Text Cursor Movement Via Arrow Keys

On Thu, 5 Apr 2012 10:45:33 -0500
Jason Simanek <jsimanek gmail com> wrote:

> Hi,
> I don't know if this is the place to discuss this, but I have a
> request concerning text cursor movement as it is controlled via the
> arrow keys on the keyboard.
> Currently on all Linux desktops that I am aware of the text cursor can
> be moved like this via the UP and DOWN arrow keys:
> up arrow
> move cursor to next text line up - if at top-most text line do nothing
> down arrow
> move cursor to next text line down - if at bottom-most text line do nothing
> This is the same way that Windows moves the text cursor. It isn't very
> efficient and forces the user to lay on the left or right arrow keys
> to get to the very beginning or the very end or the text block.

Home and End keys

plus all the above with shift for select, or with control for word skip
or with shift-ctrl for most. Ditto for page up/down with shift.

> move cursor to next text line up - if at top-most text line, move
> cursor to beginning of text block/text input

which prevents scrolling on apps where it makes sense to scroll up
through material in the window, or to move down beyond the end.


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