The worst editor I have ever used. • Published at: 2019-03-08
I have used a lot of text editors and online editors. You can call me an editor hoarder. I love trying out new editors. But the online text editor of Atlassian Confluence is the worst counterintuitive thing ever. I can’t type or format anything. For example;
The undo (cmd + z) does not undo the previous changes. No, it goes 3 changes back???
When I have a list and I want to remove the indentation of 1 line, it transfers my current line to the previous line. Even if the line above is a code block. It transfers the line INTO the code block. Why would anyone want that? A code block should be a self-contained thing and nothing to do with the rest of the text.
Inside a code block when trying to select everything with the all known global shortcut cmd + a, it selects everything in the entire page. Why? Just why???? Again it should be a self-contained thing.
Trying to indent something with tab does not work and you rotate with all the functions in the toolbar. But only when you have an indentation then it does work.
Lists are just awful. When editing a list it does nothing that you think it does. Backspacing on a bullet point, let’s go to the previous line (wtf). And when you try to undo that, it undoes the previous 4 changes that you made.
The shortcuts for deleting words (alt + backspace) and deleting lines (cmd + backspace) never behave as you want. Deleting lines does not clear the bullet point and deleting words does not adhere to most common word breaks.
I can go on but I’m having a hard time not to curse and scream when thinking about it. It takes me so long to format it. I understand for your average Joe it might work but I don’t know if your average Joe is the one you should focus one. I really don’t know how people work with this or if the creators even try it themselves. Even writing in HTML is faster and easier than this. I am so frustrated writing in this and I’m not the only one. https://community.atlassian.com/t5/Confluence-discussions/The-Confluence-editor-is-TERRIBLE-What-can-be-done-for-cloud/td-p/659342
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