More intuitive switching from Preview to Editor mode

One solution that might satisfy the WYSIWYG desires of users is to add some keyboard commands that trigger more intuitive switching from Preview back to Editor mode.


  • Shift-click in the body of Preview to switch to Editor and insert the cursor where you clicked
  • When text is highlighted and you begin typing, automatically switch to Editor and insert the text. A very helpful use case for this would be reviewing saved articles and wrapping key concepts in [[]].

This to me would bridge the gap between reading and editing. I have selected fonts for Editor/Preview modes that are specialized for their function (iA Writer Duospace for Editor and Bookerly for Preview) and it would be great to be able to more intuitively switch between the modes. I could be reading an article I saved, seamlessly markup that article, then switch back to reading.


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