[TxMt] Re: displaced character deletion

Rob McBroom textmate at skurfer.com
Fri Feb 6 14:50:28 UTC 2009

On 2009-Feb-4, at 4:41 AM, Adrian Felder wrote:

> When I’m deleting single characters using the backspace or delete  
> key textmate shows a very strange behaviour; instead of the  
> character next to the cursor the second char before the cursor gets  
> deleted. For Example: If I want to delete de character ‘a’ in the  
> Word ‘Textmate’ I place the cursor after the ‘a’ character and press  
> backspace. Now the character ‘m’ gets deleted! Using the delete key  
> I have the same behaviour but to the other direction.

Are you using a fixed-width or a variable-width font? I know variable- 
width fonts don't work very well and I wonder if that's causing the  
cursor to be displayed in a different position from where it actually  

Rob McBroom

Because it screws up the order in which people normally read text.

Original message:

> Why is it bad to top-post your reply?

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