This bug exists in all text editors I tried so far, with the exception of iWorks Pages… (they have their own set of issues anyway…)
To recreate the bug:
- Type text in the text editor really fast. You may even type random text if you’re not such a fast typer…
- Immediately after, start deleting with backspace
- Still moving quickly, press ctrl-Z (or command-Z on a Mac) for undo
- You thought the editor would undo your deletes, right? Hah!
I’ve been kicked by this nasty thing so many times. I type something. ADHD kicks in and I change my mind half way through, starts deleting, changes my mind again and presses cmd-Z. And it undoes everything instead of just the deletes.
Word does this, Scrivner does this… every simple text editor does… apparently 99% of text editor users does the index finger waltz?