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Re: [StrongED] Block indent behaviour

In article <ee28a88d53.fjgraute@xxxxxxxxx>, Fred Graute
<fjgraute@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hi All,

> Currently I'm busy rewriting the inner workings of block edit to
> make it faster when the selected block is large.

> Whilst doing this I also looked at the other code that uses block
> edit such as Menu -> Block -> Process -> Indent. It's behaviour is
> not what I was expecting.

> What do you expect will happen just by looking at that option, ie
> without trying it? Should the position of the caret have an impact
> on the result?

If the first line is selected then Menu > Block > Process > Indent
should move the whole selection to the right by a specified number of
characters. Personal view is that the caret position shouldn't make any

In practice the user must specify an indent value. This is quite
easily missed so it might be better to have a default of say 5 rather
than 0. An unfamiliar user may ignore the indent value and assume it
doesn't work.

> If you could have a look at the option and let me know what you'd
> expect then I'll know if it's just me having the wrong expectation
> or whether the option needs changing (either the wording or its
> behaviour).


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