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# 8  
Old 03-02-2015
These keypresses (moreover the inline formatting that results) are a feature of the "rich text" editors found in some browsers, no? They were always more annoying to me, than useful, so I tend to disable them.

Maybe Google changed something (as is their right and prerogative) in Chrome?
# 9  
Old 03-02-2015
No idea Scott. I never use browwer-specific keys for bbcodes.
# 10  
Old 03-02-2015
It has nothing to do with BBCode, but with how browsers turn <textarea>'s into rich-text areas that render text like a word processor would. Then, when refreshed vB would interpret that "rich text" and replace the contents with BBCode (i.e. replacing THIS with [b][i]THIS[/i][/b].

FireFox does it, and it drives me up the wall (one of about 17 reasons I can't use that annoying browser Smilie)
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# 11  
Old 03-03-2015
Thanks for the info. All I was interested, to save my time. selecting text and hit ctrl+B is definitely quicker than typing [*b] and [*/b] around it?

Apologies if I am not aware of any other quicker way?
Also, how do you type literal bbcodes? For above, I googled and found a trick of adding non printable chars in the tags. but surely there should be a way?


EDIT : Well that trick didn't work here.
# 12  
Old 03-03-2015
Hi.

Perhaps this Chrome extension might help. I have not used it, however ... cheers, drl

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/d...cighjamp?hl=en
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# 13  
Old 03-03-2015
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Originally Posted by clx
Thanks for the info. All I was interested, to save my time. selecting text and hit ctrl+B is definitely quicker than typing [*b] and [*/b] around it?

Apologies if I am not aware of any other quicker way?
Also, how do you type literal bbcodes? For above, I googled and found a trick of adding non printable chars in the tags. but surely there should be a way?


EDIT : Well that trick didn't work here.
First: The tags to use to surround bold text are [b] and [/b] without the asterisks.

Second: When you are creating a post, hit the Go Advanced button, and you get more formatting tools at the top of the editing window. The leftmost three in the 2nd line allow you to select text and hit one button for bold text, one button for italic text, and one button for underlined text. Not quite as easy as ctl-B, ctl-I, or ctl-U (since you have to move the mouse), but at least you don't have to remember the tags.

Hope this helps..
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# 14  
Old 03-04-2015
Thanks everyone.
Again, please don't get me wrong, I am well aware with the tags and I am not confused with them.

My first post was only with regards to ctrl+B etc. I am now clear that its a browser specific. In my last post, I was looking for a way to type literal [b] and [/b] which I didn't know before Don Cragun's post. So now I can type Smilie I missed the fact to quote the message to see the embedded tags.
I used some non-printing chars with the tags suggested by Google search which didn't work and turned out as "*"

I can mark it as solved Smilie
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