More intelligent behavior of editor during manipulation of lists

Automatically remove automatically added list-item prefix when appropriate

Use case or problem

  • place caret in line which starts by string "- " (dash, space), optionally preceded by indentation
  • Cut a line “1” using Ctrl+X
  • place cursor to end of another line “2” which also starts by "- " (optionally preceded by indentation)
  • press Enter. Now "- " is added to new line, that is OK.
  • press Ctrl+V to paste the line “1”. Now line starts by "- - "
  • I have to navigate to the line beginning and delete the automatically added "- "

Proposed solution

  • I would prefer automatically added "- " to be removed automatically when pasted content starts by "- " followed by standard text (e.g. alphanumeric character), i.e. pasted text matches markdown list item syntax.

  • Similar situation occurs when caret is at the end of line and delete is pressed. Fixing it by pressing Enter (immediately or later) leads again to "- - ".

    • When curent line starts by string "- " (dash, space), preceded by optional indentation and at the same time caret is followed by "- " and Enter is pressed, then editor should not add another "- " automatically.

A post was merged into an existing topic: Intelligent Pasting of Lists