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(56/207) 1777000 - auto return cursor to initial character position

I'd like an option which, after cursoring up or down, would automatically return the cursor left or right to the initial character position of the previous edit. For example:

- cursor right to character position 20
- type 10 characters, stopping on position 30
- cursor down
- cursor automatically returns to position 20

This could work for typing, pasting, backspacing, and selecting. TextPad addicted me to it, but I can't find such an editor that works on the Mac. I found something on the jedit-users that said jEdit used to do this for pasting only in 2002, but it doesn't now.

Submitted kwiniec - 2007-08-18 - 21:43:02z Assigned nobody
Priority 5 Category core
Status Open Group v4.3
Resolution None Visibility No


2011-11-30 - 07:25:06z
So this is basically a next line followed by a smart-home ?
you can make a macro with that very easily.


Do you really need an option or special feature for that ?
2012-03-29 - 11:35:06z
The entry has been pending for 14 days or more and is being closed now.
The procedure is described in wiki:
2012-03-29 - 11:35:07z
I don't think it's smart home. I read it that Kwiniec would like typing not to change the magic caret position.