DavidGretzschel

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So I had a look at the markdown and learnt about tables.
I learnt that I have to enter {nl} to make a newline within a cell.
And I like that. Makes sense to me. n stands for new, l stands for line.
Good stuff!

Then I typed the example table into TheBrain.
I typed:

| nice | table |
| formatted | simply |

I opened my eyes and saw this questionable construction:
miscreation.jpg 

I was very confused.

So apparently enter adds a newline within a cell, instead of moving the cursor to the next line outside of the table.
I don't like that.
Because that also means I have to use arrow keys to move up and down a column.
I'd much prefer using enter for down and shift+enter for up like in MS Excel.

Enter is a key I can conveniently reach with my right pinky.
Going up/down cells, is something I'd want to do all the time.
For down arrow I'd have to move my whole right hand, which then is out of position for doing anything useful other than going up and down columns.
I rarely would want to add a newline and I am perfectly capable of remembering {nl}, if I do.

Maybe pressing enter to add a newline within a cell makes sense for someone out there and it should be a toggle. But I think that it just shouldn't be this way.

@metta
You like tables, right? What do you think?

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metta
@DavidGretzschel ~ Thanks for asking, David.

You're right: I use tables quite heavily.

However, I'm not sure I'd be the one to vote for changing the current settings -- for several reasons:
> I almost never use spreadsheets, so my fingers aren't already trained to use "Enter" and "Shift Enter" for navigating up and down.
> I am not as efficient in the use of my keyboard as you are, so I don't mind switching to the arrow keys to navigate up/down through the columns.
> Perhaps most importantly, I use new lines within cells ALL the time, and I would much rather hit "Enter" once than having to type 4 characters {nl} each time I want a new row within a cell.

Sorry.

Perhaps there are others who can weigh in on their table navigation preferences?
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DavidGretzschel
Well, that's good to know. I don't a mind a toggle.
Just figured noone would want the current setting, so it'd be extra work.
And that's obviously wrong. Seems both settings have merit.
I don't even know if I'm not the minority here.

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mcaton

Interesting suggestion.  Let's see if others jump on board with the change idea. I'll share with the team.

Thanks,
Matt

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Harlan

The idea is that the enter key just functions like it does everywhere else. It’s not different when you’re inside of a table. If you want to add a new row to the table move the cursor to the end of the line (press end key twice) then press enter.

Regards,
-Harlan
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DavidGretzschel
It's not about wanting to add another row with enter by default (though I wouldn't mind).
It's about quickly moving from cell to cell vertically like in Excel.

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