typing isn't really working in the IDE
when I type to code the things I type are going in the wrong places even though my cursor is in the right place has everyone else also been having this same problem or is my computer just being glitchy?
So basically, sometimes the cursor position is in the right place, but it types in the wrong place. For example, say I said
print(“hi peOple”). I spelled that wrong! I want to edit it! My curser is here:
print(“hi pe|Ople”), represented by the |. However, it will end up making the edits you type like 3 characters back.
ohhh!! I see... This is an editor problem. Basically, there are invisible characters in the way, and the editor doesn't account for that. So basically, the visual position is different from the actual position.
I've encountered this problem before. Just escape all emojis and invisible characters. @NoelB33
@Coder100 I agree with others--this is definitely a bug. It happens to me nearly every time I use my chromebook. It has never once happened on my win10 PC (and I use replit daily for teaching). I don't use emojis. I do occasionally have a separate issue with invisible characters when copying and pasting code into a repl on my chromebook also. This invisible characters prevent my C++ repls from compiling--I have to hunt them down and delete them. This also never happens on my windows machines. I use the most up to date version of chrome on all my machines.
It is a bug. As chars increase to the right, the spacing is delayed a bit each time. When you start at the left, it seems fine, but as you go further and further to the right, your cursor will start to lag behind.