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[LH4696] Revision mode activated by Alt+015? [2.9.9.10]

Posted: Tue Sep 29, 2020 3:01 am
by DCLinguist
I don't remember this ever happening before. I insert em-dashes and a few characters of the international phonetic alphabet with their Alt codes. But now when I hit Alt+015, I get a popup saying I'm entering revision mode. And I don't get my character. I admit to em-dashes being a writing crutch of mine I should probably fix, but I do this so automatically that this is going to be a real pain to unlearn. Why is revision mode assigned to an Alt Sequence used by special characters? Is this a bug?

Re: Revision mode activated by Alt+015? [2.9.9.10]

Posted: Tue Sep 29, 2020 4:02 pm
by Jestar
DCLinguist wrote:I don't remember this ever happening before. I insert em-dashes and a few characters of the international phonetic alphabet with their Alt codes. But now when I hit Alt+015, I get a popup saying I'm entering revision mode. And I don't get my character. I admit to em-dashes being a writing crutch of mine I should probably fix, but I do this so automatically that this is going to be a real pain to unlearn. Why is revision mode assigned to an Alt Sequence used by special characters? Is this a bug?

See this report: https://www.literatureandlatte.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=57&t=63306

Re: Revision mode activated by Alt+015? [2.9.9.10]

Posted: Wed Sep 30, 2020 6:22 pm
by DCLinguist
Oh my heavens I forgot I already posted this.

Y'all. Professors teaching online. We are out here literally losing our minds. Our minds. They are lost. Absolutely lost.

Thanks. :oops:

Re: Revision mode activated by Alt+015? [2.9.9.10]

Posted: Wed Sep 30, 2020 7:51 pm
by michaelhendrsn
DCLinguist wrote:Oh my heavens I forgot I already posted this.

Y'all. Professors teaching online. We are out here literally losing our minds. Our minds. They are lost. Absolutely lost.

Thanks. :oops:


Absolutely agree. And yet still hilarious.

Re: Revision mode activated by Alt+015? [2.9.9.10]

Posted: Wed Sep 30, 2020 9:20 pm
by DavidR
DCLinguist wrote:Oh my heavens I forgot I already posted this.

Y'all. Professors teaching online. We are out here literally losing our minds. Our minds. They are lost. Absolutely lost.

Thanks. :oops:

I'm a retired professor who did some online teaching toward the end of my career. It was ... OK, in that I survived it and my students learned something. I can't imagine having my whole teaching load shoveled into Moodle or Blackboard or whatever. :P Minds that were already absent are now being lost completely. I get that, and commiserate.

Re: Revision mode activated by Alt+015? [2.9.9.10]

Posted: Thu Oct 01, 2020 11:33 am
by tiho_d
These default shortcuts will be removed in the next update and left up to the user to specify manually. Meanwhile you can go to File > Options > Keyboard > type "Revision" and clear the shortcuts for each revision level.

Hope this helps.

Re: Revision mode activated by Alt+015? [2.9.9.10]

Posted: Thu Oct 01, 2020 4:41 pm
by DCLinguist
tiho_d wrote:These default shortcuts will be removed in the next update and left up to the user to specify manually. Meanwhile you can go to File > Options > Keyboard > type "Revision" and clear the shortcuts for each revision level.

Hope this helps.


It does! Thank you so much. I had no idea how often I enter in that Alt code until this happened.