Feature suggestions: customizable theme and multiple cusors

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22 Nov, 2016 05:07 PM

I'd love to see a theme you can customize (á la Slack).

Also, since markdown support probably attracts people familiar with popular text editors (Sublime, Atom, etc.), multiple cursors would be amazing -- I haven't seen a solid note-taking app that supported that. I've already found myself trying to use multiple cursors and am definitely missing them.

  1. 1 Posted by tod.w on 22 Nov, 2016 07:53 PM

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    Hi Emily,

    This is a serious question: can you give examples or a link of what multiple cursors can do for the casual user? To be honest, I've never heard of such a feature.


  2. Support Staff 2 Posted by Danilo Bonardi on 23 Nov, 2016 08:55 AM

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    Hi Emily,

    we have an internal too we use to create and edit Bear themes, but is not ready for the masses :) But, eventually we'll release it.

    I'm also curious about multiple cursors, can you explain how you use them ?


  3. 3 Posted by Emily E Morehou... on 24 Nov, 2016 03:31 AM

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    Awesome, I'd love to be able to match other themes I use!

    Multiple cursors are great for doing any sort of redundant editing. For
    example, say you have a bunch of H2's under an H1 but you decide that you
    need to add a heading between those two and therefore must convert the H2's
    to H3's. With multiple cursors, you can change all of them at once. Or, say
    you have a list and want to strikethrough multiple items that aren't next
    to each other. There are bunches of use cases (fixing multiple instances of
    a mistyped word or link, fixing capitalization or spelling of custom words)
    and you can definitely save time with it!

  4. 4 Posted by tod.w on 24 Nov, 2016 06:05 AM

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    Hi Emily,

    Now I understand your meaning, and I agree with you that it would be extremely helpful.

    In my limited experience, what you call "multiple cursors" is also known as "non-contiguous selection." I rather like the term "multiple cursors" as described.

  5. Support Staff 5 Posted by Danilo Bonardi on 24 Nov, 2016 09:58 AM

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    Very interesting indeed. I'll add multiple cursors to my list of things to check.


  6. 6 Posted by Chris Messina on 25 Nov, 2016 02:36 AM

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    I love the way that TextMate lets you create insertion points by holding down the option key and dragging vertically. They call it "multiple carets". That might be a model to consider.


  7. 7 Posted by TLees on 13 Jan, 2018 02:31 PM

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    I would also love to see multiple cursors! Would use all the time (absolute game changer in my opinion).

    Great for:
    • fixing poorly copied letters from pdf ( 'fi' always seems to go missing)
    • changing many tags (as Emily put)
    • underlining all of the key points at once after typed out
    • 'quoting' both sides at once (wrapping inside quotes)

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