When editing a document (e.g. a single scene in my novel), the document is larger than the text editor’s window (the scroll bar has appeared), and I’m adding a new text at the very top–the view in the editor jumps up and down as I type.
I’m using v3.3.1 (15588), on MacOS Monterey v12.6.7, running on a MacBook Air M1 2020. In my document I’m using a named style with a specific font, about a 1.8x line spacing, a maximum line length, and first line indent.
The bug exists whenever I add text to the very first line of my document. I can type a word without issue, but when I type a space, the text jumps up one line to push what I was typing out of view. (It’s possible to scroll the window to see my new line.) However if I ignore the problem and type the first letter of the next word, the text jumps back down so the first line is again visible. And so it goes… While typing that first line the view jumps up and down. As soon as I get to the end of the first line and typing wraps to the second line, the view stops jumping. I can insert text anywhere near the top of the document without issue, except for the first line.
A related issue is that when editing near the top of a longer document, the view shifts up slightly, to cover the white space above the first line. This is probably a feature, but I wonder if it’s related to the bug. This is not my favorite feature, I want the view to stay where I put it as long as I don’t type off the bottom of the editor’s window–but I can see it might be handy for someone with a tiny screen.
The workaround is to add a fake first line, then take it out later. But a bug’s a bug. Squash this one, please. Thanks a million.