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Space bar stopped working


#1

Has anyone else found that the spacebar has stopped working in the editor this morning? I'm using Chrome. Never had this issue before.


#2

Can confirm that Designer will not allow a second space between two words/characters in any p element as of 06:17 PT.

Edit: Confirmed using macOS 10.12 on Chrome 53 (53.0.2785.116) and Safari 10.0 (12602.1.50.0.10).

Edit 2: Uploaded video below. You'll hear spacebar keystrokes to demonstrate that repeated presses do not insert extra spaces beyond a single space between two words/characters in headings or text elements inside of the Webflow Designer.


#3

Hey @nickec, @McGuire,

We made the change a couple days ago and announced it here: https://webflow.com/feature/rich-text-editor-tweaks.

There are a few reasons for this, but it was primarily driven by the fact that on the web, multiple adjacent spaces collapse into one. You can still add a non-breaking space using shift + space for non-breaking behavior. non-breaking spaces can also be used adjacent to each-other if it's needed.

We previously used a number of very tricky hacks to automatically alternate regular and non-breaking spaces so it felt like we were allowing multiple consecutive 'regular' spaces. However figuring out the difference between a non-breaking space you added and a non-breaking space we auto-added leads to a lot of edge cases that are difficult to reason about as a designer. eg: "I hit spacebar a bunch of times and then backspaced some of them, now this sentence doesn't break where I expect."

So we've taken the same approach as Medium's editor and disallowed adding multiple consecutive spaces unless you intentionally want to add non-breaking space.

I hope that clears up the confusion. :sunny:


#4

@YoavGivati, that is awesome! Thanks for the detailed explanation. :slight_smile:


#5

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