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Go to TopPlacing the Cursor

In KompoZer, in any of the WYSIWYG modes (Normal, HTML tags and Preview), it is impossible, using only the mouse, to place the cursor at certain positions within the underlying code. The two most commonly encountered cases are:

  • Attempting to place the cursor between a pair of opening tags or closing tags
    (e.g. To remove the <br> tag that KompoZer places when you delete a block nested inside another)
  • Attempting to place the cursor between two blocks
    (e.g. To insert an image between two blocks, especially amongst a set of floated blocks)

When you attempt these manoeuvres using the mouse, the cursor always gets placed within the nearest block. Instead use the keyboard. CTRL-UPARROW will, in all normal cases, move the cursor out of the current block placing it immediately before the opening tag of the block the cursor was in. Similarly, CTRL-DOWNARROW will move the cursor out of the current block placing it immediately after the closing tag of the block it was in.

Once the cursor is in one of these "external" positions, the cursor may jump to an unusual position or grow in size to occupy the full height of the block's containing block. You are now ready to delete code found there or enter/paste in new code.

Go to Top Page updated: 3 July 2010