Re: [code] Scintilla: Block caret appears on selection end instead of after it. (Textadept 9.3)

From: Mitchell <>
Date: Wed, 20 Sep 2017 15:52:16 -0400 (EDT)

Hi Alberto,

On Wed, 20 Sep 2017, Alberto González Palomo wrote:

> Hi, I've hit a problem trying to switch to Textadept as my primary editor:
> since 9.3 (01 Mar 2017) text selection works in a quite non-standard way when
> using a block cursor.
> Since the killer feature for me is that Textadept works both in GUI and
> console, and the console version always uses block cursors, this is not
> something I can avoid.
> That change comes from Scintilla, and I've written about the details in the
> corresponding Scintilla bug report:
> [1]
> I have a working fix detailed there too, and I've also tested it on the
> current Textadept hg repo and it works perfectly.

Let's wait and see if Neil will accept and apply a patch to Scintilla. If so, I'll incorporate it in Textadept. Otherwise, we can work together on a 3rd-party patch. I find the default block caret behavior annoying as well.

Thanks for your hard work.


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