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'Insert' Key Function and 'Arrow' Key Function

'Insert' Key Function and 'Arrow' Key Function

1. Describe your environment: What is your industry? What is your role in your organization? Describe your stakeholders.
Nuclear decommissioning and defence industries.


2. What version of Mathcad are you currently running?
Prime 8

3. Describe the problem you are trying to solve. Please include detailed documentation such as screenshots, images or video.
Bring back the INSERT key functionality from Mathcad 15.  This key could be used to quickly jump from the front to the back of the equation or vice-versa.  Now you can only use the arrow keys (left and right), which on large equations is time consuming.  Although the arrow keys (left and right) can be used, the up and down arrows do not work to jump from the numerator to the denominator (and vice-versa), which again leaves you cycling through with the left/right arrow keys or taking your hand off the keyboard to use the mouse, which isn't ideal either.


4. What is the use case for your organization?
N/A

5. What business value would your suggestion represent for your organization?
N/A

3 Comments
RantEng
12-Amethyst

The <Home> and <End> keys will jump to the front and back of a math region.

olivierlp
Community Manager
Status changed to: Acknowledged
 
SPauliszyn
11-Garnet

@mbennett-2 the Home and End keys do this like most other apps.  But the whole navigation system is still a mess:

 

  • Home/End  in a program goes to the beginning/end of the program and not beginning/end of the current line.
  • You cannot cancel selection of multiple regions with an Esc.
  • Ctrl-Left/Right movement is flaky.   It should be jump each word, but when you are outside a set of parenthesis, it will skip that group.  
  • You cannot drag select a range of characters in a string.
  • Press F2 and you are in function search mode.  But if you didn't select something from the formulas list, even clicking on your formula right where you want to start typing, the curser is still stuck in the formula search box and you have to press Esc.
  • Pressing Tab/Shift-Tab moves you sequentially through regions.  But if you are tabbing down and hit a table, it will start jumping items in the table and when it gets to the end it starts adding new items.

A lot of these key movements need to work consistently throughout the whole document and, if possible, like all the other apps on the market.