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Carets need to stop blinking during keyboard input

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Joshua
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Joshua asked on 03 Jan 2019, 05:23 AM

Observe any other edit control in existence. When you hold the arrow key down to move the caret through text, it stays visible and does not blink until a brief pause after you take your finger off. Unfortunately in RadRichTextBox it keeps blinking so you lose track of where it is. This is very frustrating when you are navigating long documents because it can even prevent you from seeing the caret moving to a different line. Or hold down any character key and the caret disappears completely, giving you one less cue that something is haywire if your arm is leaning on the keyboard.

 

This isn't a bug per se but it isn't a minor usability issue either. What has to happen is an idle timer begins *immediately after* a key down, during which no blinking can begin. If a key down happens again, the timer resets. If the timer expires, then that starts the caret show timer.

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Peshito
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answered on 07 Jan 2019, 10:34 AM
Hi Joshua,

Thank you for your feedback on the matter. Indeed having the caret behave like this is inconvenient. We have this request logged in our feedback portal - RichTextBox: Stop caret blinking during typing and navigation with the arrow keys. Make sure to subscribe for the item and vote for it in order to get notified when its status changes and to increase its priority. 

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answered on 31 Mar 2019, 08:17 PM
Just tried the fix in 220 and it works perfectly. Thank you.
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Tanya
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answered on 01 Apr 2019, 09:42 AM
Hello Joshua,

Thank you for the feedback. We are happy to hear that you are satisfied with the new behavior of the caret.

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