Disable auto bullets

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Disable auto bullets

Postposted MikeL » September 2nd, 2020, 12:19 pm

I have been using AMN for about five years now, and am very happy with it. I recently upgraded to the paid version, which was a good move.

But there is one feature that drives me crazy.

If you type a line of text that starts with an asterisk, equals sign, minus sign or possibly some other characters, AMN treats this as a bullet, and automatically inserts the same character at the start of each subsequent line. Similarly, if you start the line with a number followed by a dot, it automatically numbers all subsequent lines.

This is very annoying. I know I can backspace to delete the auto-inserted characters, but it is tedious to have to do so.

Could we please have a user option to disable this behaviour? I am not suggesting getting rid of it completely, as I can see that it might serve a useful purpose for some users - but not for everyone.

Thanks in advance,

Mike
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Re: Disable auto bullets

Postposted vlad » September 2nd, 2020, 12:39 pm

Thank you for sharing your experience. I've filed it as a feature request to enable/disable auto-bullet/numbered list feature. Like it's done in MS-Word.
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Re: Disable auto bullets

Postposted MikeL » September 3rd, 2020, 9:13 am

Thanks for that, Vlad. Very helpful.

Mike
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Re: Disable auto bullets

Postposted jj2me » September 5th, 2020, 5:12 pm

Google Keep has an interesting solution, which I love. When the auto bullet appears, a newline deletes it and moves the cursor to the start of that same line. The newline/return key is right there at your pinky, as opposed to the backspace key often requiring looking at the keyboard, and it's only one tap as opposed to multiple backspaces.
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Re: Disable auto bullets

Postposted vlad » September 27th, 2020, 5:25 pm

Google's solution appears to be most elegant to me. Effectively from future update (version 3.37) it will work the same way in AllMyNotes - Enter key stops automatic bulletting/numbering/tabification.
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