Strikethrough multiple list items

Steps to reproduce

  1. Create a list (can be ordered or unordered) eg
  • Item 1
  • Item 2
  1. Highlight/select the entire list (or multiple items)
  2. Use the “toggle strikethrough” hotkey

Expected result

I expect the selected block to be formatted as strikethrough

Actual result

The first highlighted item is formatted as strikethrough. The end of the highlighted section has “~~” appended.

It seems that the hotkey inserts “" at the start and end of the selected section. However, this breaks for lists. When list items are highlighted, the "” should be inserted at the start of the line. Potentially “~~” should also be inserted at the end, though that seems a little less certain to me.


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I realize now that the formatting is difficult to read on this post. Attaching some screenshots to show

Here is an example highlighting an entire list of 4 items and pressing the “strikethrough” hotkey


Here is an example of the same with an ordered list:


Here is an example applied against 2 of the 4 items:


You’re going to have to open a feature request for this.

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