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Author Topic: Enter = New Paragraph or New Line? Preference?  (Read 277 times)

Dormouse

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Enter = New Paragraph or New Line? Preference?
« on: December 27, 2021, 06:15 AM »
Typora and MarkText have Enter=New Paragraph as default. (Shift+Enter=New Line in same Paragraph).
Ditto word processors.

Many markdown editors, including Obsidian use Enter=New Line.

Which do you prefer?

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Re: Enter = New Paragraph or New Line? Preference?
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2021, 10:42 AM »
Enter = new paragraph. Ctrl+Enter = new line.

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Re: Enter = New Paragraph or New Line? Preference?
« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2021, 10:56 AM »
Enter = new paragraph. Ctrl+Enter = new line.
WriteMonkey 2.7 iirc  :)
No, tested again and it doesn't work.
« Last Edit: December 28, 2021, 11:10 AM by Dormouse »

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Re: Enter = New Paragraph or New Line? Preference?
« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2021, 11:15 AM »
I'm interested in views of a coding oriented but not necessarily Obsidian using group.

After seeing a variety of problems on the obsidian discord which could all be related to Obsidian's default of Enter=New Line, I put in a request for Enter=New Paragraph (Shift+Enter=New Line) to be new default; old behaviour as a toggle. Currently it's not even available on a toggle.

The vast majority of programs seem to use this including Roam, Athens, Logseq, Scrivener and word processors.

It's never bothered me much because:
  • it only takes me a few moments to switch new lines to paragraphs and vice versa
  • I do most of my writing outside Obsidian.
but I thought it was ergonomically a big issue from a muscle memory point of view, so I submitted the request as no-one lese appeared keen to.

But then I wondered what coders and other tech oriented users thought who hadn't maybe got used to the Obsidian way of doing things. I think I'm safe in assuming that most writers, academics and general public would prefer the more common Enter+New Para default.