Support » Plugin: Gutenberg » Who thought that ctrl + x to delete a block is a good idea!?

  • Resolved senjido


    Ctrl + x is for cutting a text, pretty useful when you want to delete a text while using the arrow keys.

    Now it removes the entire block when miss clicked, which happens too easily and pretty annoying.

    Please do something about it, gutenberg is already unpractical enough.

    • This topic was modified 11 months ago by senjido.
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  • Plugin Author Q


    Heya @senjido ,

    (For context, I haven’t worked on this part of the editor, I’m just saying my personal experience).

    CTRL/CMD+X to cut is an interesting interaction. I’ve noticed inconsistencies between different applications (both web and regular apps), but it largely comes down to what the app is.

    For example, in code editors, typically doing a CUT command will cut the entire line (but not always, e.g. XCode). However, it will only cut specific text if the text is highlighted.

    For traditional note applications, doing a CUT command without highlighting any text won’t do anything.

    The way Gutenberg CUTS content (by block or by text) is consistent with another block-based text editor I use – Notion.

    Granted, there was an initial (tiny) learning curve I had go to through (for both Notion and Gutenberg) to understand the content CUT mechanics. Ultimately, I think it makes sense. Again, this is just my personal experience :).

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