It is inline, but the changes you make in the HTML are not reflected until you close it. I will always want to drop back into the card editor after using the HTML editor so to check the effect of the changes I’ve made before finally closing the card editor.
For me, it would seem much simpler to just press esc to drop back to the card editor or escesc if you want to close both editors.
This is literally driving me nuts. I don’t use the editor very often and I have to fight ten years of muscle memory to close the editor without closing the entire window. I’ve started it up and literally stared at it trying to remember how to close it. I go weeks between needing the editor.
Sorry for the late reply. I must have missed the notification.
When I go into the HTML editor, I see only the HTML. It’s a while since the new editor replaced the old one, but I’m sure in the old one I could see both the html and the note text. For example, if I changed a font, that change would immediately be visible in the text. With the new version, I can’t see the text until I close the html editor.
That sounds like the behaviour I remember from the old version. Maybe things will improve when that is pushed live.
I don’t understand your point here. With the current editor, the workflow is to open the editor, then close it to see what effect the html changes have made, then open it again if more changes are made.
I have to remember to press ctrl-shift-x to close the editor. If I pres esc, I’m dropped out of both the html editor and the note editor. Even if I don’t need to re-open the html editor, I might need to make other changes to the note.
To me, it is infinitely better to press esc to close the html editor and then subsequently close the note editor when I’m finished editing the note.
The whole experience is just unpleasant. I’m finding it difficult to remember how the old editor was now, but I know I much preferred it. I have large notes and as soon as I go into the html editor my whole screen becomes one large black html editor. I don’t recall it working that way previously. But, mainly it’s the issue with the key-presses.
I think the true solution to this problem would not to chose either side and make it the same for everyone, but instead letting keybindings customization. This has been proposed in the Brainstorming for modern UI [Anki 3.0] thread, so it’s maybe going to be a feature soon.