Steps to reproduce
Have autopair markdown syntax turned on.
Make a bullet list
Screen capture from Typora for expected reference:
Editor’s autopair logic doesn’t catch user intent to make a bullet list instead of an italic. Extra character is generated and has to be deleted manually.
Pattern matching on
* followed by a space at the beginning of a line is the ‘bullet list intent’. That distinguishes it from the intent to start a line with an italic word.
Operating system: MacOS 10.15.6
The issue was reported below in May. Still seems like an open UI/UX bug to me so I am reporting here with extra information for further discussion.
(searched for “astersisk” and “bullet” to avoid dupes, didn’t see this reported)
Steps to reproduce
“auto pair” setting on (the default)
type * (asterisk space) as though to begin a bulleted list.
Editor contains only * , ready to type a bullet list entry
Editor contains * *, thinking I wish to add italics.
Operating system: n/a, I should think
Obsidian version: 0.64
Using custom CSS: no
Auto pair quotes is a feat…
This is not a bug per se. More a feature request…
In the linked bug report, I suggested opening a feature request. Please, search if a feature request already exists, if it doesn’t open a new one.
Ok, I’ll re-post this as a feature request.
For future reference, how do you define what constitutes a UX / usability bug vs. a feature request? That would be helpful to know (and perhaps put in the forum sticky) because I keep submitting what I consider UX/UI bugs that you classify as feature requests. (For reference, my profession is UX researcher/designer.)
A bug is an unexpected behaviour. Unexpected in the eyes of the programmer, because users can expect the moon.
In my mind, there are very few things that I consider ux/ui
bugs. Again it has to be unexpected by us or\and severe affects usability.
Quality of Life improvements, like the one you described, isn’t a bug but a
valuable feature request.