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Finishing link entry with enter sends the post instead

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I just got caught by something I consider a bug: I wanted to link to a web site, and used the link button above the entry box to do so. After I finished entering (or rather, pasting) the link into the pop-up box, I pressed enter to get it into the post.

To my great surprise, this didn't cause the link to be inserted into the post, but instead it caused the unfinished post to be posted to the site.

This is highly unintuitive behaviour which I don't believe was intended.

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That's a bug, yes. :-( Thanks for the report.

As a workaround, if you choose[1] the "insert" button instead of using "enter", it inserts the link into the markdown and puts you back in the editor. (I don't know if we have good-enough support for keyboard-only users to choose that button. If you're such a user and we're lacking there, please let us know.)

Update: testing a fix.


  1. Already putting some new advice to work here. :-) ↩︎

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Thanks for the reply. Actually I'm a laptop user, so I can both tap (on the touchpad) and click (on the “mouse” buttons below the touchpad). So that workaround works. A keyboard-only workaround is, of course, to just add the corresponding MarkDown manually. celtschk‭ 2 months ago

True, and what I do normally anyway (just type the Markdown links) -- for me that's faster than going through a GUI, because I'm almost always inserting the links as I compose. But if somebody is using keyboard shortcuts to navigate the GUI, and that works in general but not in this specific case, that's something I'd want to know so we could address it. Monica Cellio‭ 2 months ago

Actually up to now I wasn't even aware of the existence of keyboard shortcuts. I found the option to enable them in the preferences, but I can't find any description of what shortcuts are available. celtschk‭ 2 months ago

Oh whoops -- I thought we had a help topic about that, but I guess not. @celtschk see https://meta.codidact.com/questions/276697. Monica Cellio‭ 2 months ago

Ah, thanks. There seem to be no shortcuts related to editing, though, therefore they also cannot fail in that case. But I noticed one unrelated problem: With "go to category" (g c), only the category list seems to work (g c c), not the individual categories (like g c 1). celtschk‭ 2 months ago

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