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New editor does not do proper paragraph breaks without [Rich Editor] option Answered

The new editor has a pretty substantial bug.  If the user leaves the editor in the new "default" (plain text) format, it does not respect carriage returns.  It should do so.  Most particularly, it really ought to follow the convention that two carriage returns correspond to a paragraph break.


I like the rich editor as default.
Is their a way to do that?

It's pretty discouraging to write and format a long answer just to have to REFORMAT it because you forgot to load the rich editor.

You don't have to tell me! I am quite disappointed that these issues have not been fixed. Supposedly staff is equally irritated. The most obvious fix, rolling back to the previous editor until a proper "plain text" editor can be validated, seems to be somehow either impossible or ignored :-(

Bump. There have been a number of independent postings complaining about this bug. We've also had some discussion of it in e-mail. It is an extremely counter-intuitive behaviour, and ought to be straightforward to fix (revert to the Rich Editor default, but with the buttons hidden).

There are a bunch of knock-on bugs as a consequence of this change, when you switch into the Rich Editor with text already in place. All of those would vanish trivially with the above implementation.

Ah, good, so it's not just me. Also, clicking "Next" on the comments has no effect anymore it seems.

That's a separate bug, which you can find reports about by searching (use a Google advanced search like "inurl:Next" and "inurl:community" to limit results to forum topic titles). However, that bug was fixed a week or two ago, supposedly. Could you try deleting your recent history (cache) and try again?

Why did you choose "_test" as the suffix, rather than "_bugs"?

testing... /test

Lol, testing to see if it worked or not?
I am sure its fairly easy to fix at their end.

Well as you can see, it didn't work.

I'd love to see what the coders at HQ do at their end!

I think perhaps, one can


By using the 'break' html code.