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Unable to edit/input text in 'spacebar_placeholder' Link Text Block


#1

Unable to input text in placeholder link blocks.

How to reproduce error:

  1. Creae ‘Header’ Section
  2. Create Navbar in Header Section
  3. Select Nav Link (block) and edit ‘all text’, insert Spacebar as placeholder (do not delete the navlink)

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Work around:

  1. Create artificial Left / Right Padding
  2. Edit text
  3. Delete artificial padding or replace with 0px
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#3

Hi @miekwave,

Thank you for letting us know that you are unable to input text in placeholder link blocks.

I attempted to reproduce what you are experiencing in a new project, but I was unable to as you can see in the following short screen-capture: https://cl.ly/307d23dbc93a

Would you be able to provide the Read-Only link to your project?

I would be happy to take a look for you.

Also, can you please try the following:

(1) Try to reproduce the error while being logged into Webflow using Incognito mode with browser extensions turned off: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95464?hl=en

(2) If the problem persists, please take a screenshot of your Console and send it to me: https://cl.ly/2Q2l1g0B3v0s

Could you please let me know what browser version you’re using by sending me your information from this page? https://www.whatismybrowser.com/

There should be a small share link when you visit the page which you can send to me.

Thanks in advance!


#4

@mistercreate

Thank you for replying.

  1. I failed to clarify. The inner padding is set to 0 (this is intentional).
    You can look at it here: http://html-sandbox.webflow.io/0px-navlink

  2. As stated in OP, my work around is to create artificial padding to edit text then return it to 0px.

The screenshot below shows how to reproduce.


#5

Great workaround! Yeah, I would agree - that would be the best way to get around it when you’re unable to access the element to add text.

However, I was unable to reproduce what you are experiencing. As you may note at the 30 second mark, I removed the padding as well: https://cl.ly/307d23dbc93a

Would you be able to try the following:

(1) Try to reproduce the error while being logged into Webflow using Incognito mode with browser extensions turned off: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95464?hl=en

(2) If the problem persists, please take a screenshot of your Console and send it to me: https://cl.ly/2Q2l1g0B3v0s

I would be happy to take a look for you.


#6

@mistercreate

OS: Windows 10 (most recent update)
Browser: Google Chrome (latest version)

Here is Sharelink:
https://preview.webflow.com/preview/html-sandbox?utm_source=html-sandbox&preview=3fbbcb13f66c0d08ffbab4999b125e52

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#7

@miekwave

Thanks for responding. I think I’m a bit confused at the use case here.

At this point it’s expected behavior to not be able to double click into an element with a 0px width. Can you provide a bit of clarification around why a navlink wouldn’t have padding or text? Knowing what you are trying to accomplish may provide insight as to how we can help. :slight_smile:

​Thanks in advance!


#8

@Brando

  1. Use Case: Special menu formatting has 0 inner-padding for this project. This is intentional as it has custom border hover-interaction beneath menu texts.

  2. I also have annoyances with text behind zlayers. (for special z-apne projects) its impossible to edit texts, so I must manually nudge z pane for what i wnat to edit to 9999 then back to what it was before to edit the text. Example, big fat display bold text in background z behind a mask, which is behind main content.

  3. What I would like is: A ‘Text’ editor for all next based elements or div blocks. Where - 1. select elemnt in Designer Navigator

  4. Edit Text Editor

^ proposed solution will alieviate a lot of these issues discussed on this thread


#9

@miekwave

That’s definitely a great suggestion. I’ve run into this myself where I need to adjust z-index in order to edit the text. Definitely not the best experience and could use some improvements.

I’ll be sure to pass these ideas along to the team :bowing_man:

Thanks for the feedback here!

EDIT: I’ve filed an internal enhancement request to discuss how we can add text editing functionality to items that are hidden or otherwise not accessible on the canvas without making a style change.