Navigation shortcuts are confusing in Mac OS
In beta-version of Workflowy there are the following navigation shortcuts:
“Command + →” to go one level lower in the hierarchy
“Command + ←” to go one level higher
But on Mac OS, these shortcuts have another meaning. They are usually used to navigate through a line of text:
“Command + →” moves the cursor to the end of the line
“Command + ←” move the cursor to the beginning of the line
Now, when I edit some Workflowy item and want to move the cursor to the end of the current item, I mechanically press “Command + →”. And, instead of moving to the end of the current item, I am moved to the first child of the current item. This is very confusing.
I've found the same confusing behaviour.
"Command + ←" AND “Command + →” are well-established natural text shortcut which function across the majority of programs on MacOS to move to the beginning/end of the given line. Has really thrown me off now that I'm no longer able to use those. :(
I was already using "Command + <" and "Command + >" to move into/out of a given bullet point - and those were working very well! Just not sure you need 2 ways to do that.
The same issue has been brought up here: https://workflowy.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/community/posts/360026397491-Allow-keyboard-shortcuts-to-be-disabled-or-changed-?page=1#community_comment_360002635172
and here: https://workflowy.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/community/posts/360026460072-how-to-jump-the-end-of-line-with-shortcut-?page=1#community_comment_360002635292
Please take this issue seriously. Every additional day that I have to deal with this adds a dent in the overall enjoyment I get from using Workflowy.
Never mind! I just refreshed my page today (which, I admit, I don't do regularly), and looks like the CMD + [left/right arrow] shortcut for zoom in/out has been disabled (at least on mac), and proper jumping to beginning/end of line functionality has been restored.
Thanks, Workflowy devs!
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