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Non-vertical cursor movement in italicised text

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If you use the cursor keys to move the cursor up and down within a big block of italicised text it looks odd (go on, try it). The italic cursor moves directly up and down in the italic text - it would feel more natural if it moved at an angle, so, for example, pressing the up arrow would move the text cursor up one line and slightly over to the right.
hippo, Nov 01 2007

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       ...and I thought I was the only one. [+] :)
pertinax, Nov 01 2007
  

       [riverhorse], best idea in the bakery today. It makes a lot of sense to me.
vincevincevince, Nov 01 2007
  

       I just tried it and I have to agree with you. It's creative to notice that in the first place, let alone to imagine trying to solve it.
phundug, Nov 01 2007
  

       I'm always thrown by that. I think I'd prefer a vertical cursor, as it is always a little difficult to point the mouse to the right spot.
Ling, Nov 01 2007
  

       ...*and* it allowed [vince^3] to show off his classical education.
hippo, Nov 01 2007
  

       Personally I'd be pissed if any of my software started doing that. [-]
Spacecoyote, Nov 01 2007
  

       I'm with [Spacecoyote]. Bone.
globaltourniquet, Nov 02 2007
  

       is terrible idea.
ironfroggy, Nov 03 2007
  

       It's a great idea and gets my vote... I could never understand why the cursor does not "naturally" do this.
xenzag, Nov 04 2007
  

       I totally agree. This is exactly what my computer needs. This is what the world needs! Fantastic. Simple. Non-life-changing. Almost unnoticeable. Perfect. [+]
TahuNuva, Jan 05 2008
  
      
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