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bug #55716: when the cursor sits on a character, it should show this character, not a placeholder

Submitted by:  Benno Schulenberg <bens>
Submitted on:  Fri 15 Feb 2019 04:45:05 PM UTC  
 
Severity:  2 - Minor Status:  Fixed
Assigned to:  Benno Schulenberg <bens> Open/Closed:  Closed

Thu 07 Mar 2019 07:43:39 PM UTC, comment #1:

Fixed in git, commit 85e89550.

Benno Schulenberg <bens>
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Fri 15 Feb 2019 04:45:05 PM UTC, original submission:

To reproduce, run src/nano --ignore from git, paste "baㄓmmm" into the empty buffer, press <Home> and hold the space bar until the cactus has just reached the edge of the screen and what is shown is: "ba[>" (where the ">" is highlighted). Now move the cursor forward until it sits on the "[". The thing is: the user might think that this is an actual "[" character and press <Delete> to get rid of it. Not good.

So, a better behavior would be that the cursor jumps to the next chunk if the current line is wider than the screen and the cursor wants to go to one of the last two columns of the screen.

Currently, when the cursor is near the end of a chunk, the last column is "unreachable", and when the cursor is near the beginning of a chunk (except the first one), the first seven columns are "unreachable". Ideal would be if this were symmetrical: four columns on both sides. This makes that the character under the cursor always has some context on both sides.

Benno Schulenberg <bens>
Project AdministratorIn charge of this item.

 

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    Date Changed by Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced by
    2019-03-25 bens Open/ClosedOpen => Closed
    2019-03-07 bens Severity3 - Normal => 2 - Minor
        StatusNone => Fixed
        Assigned toNone => bens

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