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#1 Posted by frytup (1287 posts) -

Does anyone know how to turn off double-spacing in these here forums?

See...^

This is annoying.

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#2 Edited by Justin258 (15641 posts) -

...what double spacing?
Are you talking about doing this?

That "extra space" makes everything look neat and readable. Keeps forum posts looking pretty and all. I really don't want everyone running around ruining that.

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#3 Edited by MajorMitch (1161 posts) -

I think if you hold sift and press enter it won't skip a line?

About to hold shift and enter and see what happens :)
Testing! I think it worked??

EDIT: Yes it works but then got weird when I edited....

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#4 Posted by TheManWithNoPlan (7830 posts) -

Yes, holding shift + enter will make it start
on the next line under

instead of going down two spaces.

When you edit a post it will revert everything to doubled spaces even after you've set them to be otherwise, so be warned. I've had entire posts messed up (at least messed up in the sense of how I wanted them to be viewed) because of this. Not really an issue though, just be mindful.

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#5 Posted by 49th (3895 posts) -

Fucking what?
After 8 years using these forums I didn't know you could do this.
Really nice to know.
This will make leaving secret messages in my posts a lot easier.

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#6 Posted by deactivated-5cdbdf5c5a6e1 (158 posts) -

It all looks the same on mobile though.

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#7 Posted by soulcake (2749 posts) -

Never used word huh. My teacher
use to kill me
if i

used double spacing!

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#8 Posted by ajamafalous (13816 posts) -

Shift+Enter, though if you edit a post, you'll have to redo them all

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#9 Posted by cikame (2789 posts) -

Amen brother, f*** double spacing.

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#10 Edited by BradBrains (2265 posts) -
@themanwithnoplan said:

Yes, holding shift + enter will make it start

After ten years this was all it took.
Thank you.

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#11 Posted by YoThatLimp (2494 posts) -

Nice catch!
Up-sized spacing can be a drag, I never knew the Shift+Enter trick.
Thanks again, friend.
Salutations!

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#12 Posted by FlashFlood_29 (4413 posts) -

Omg, I didn't know about shift spacing, either.
Nor did I know about it in word!

Bless this thread.

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#13 Posted by Rorie (5730 posts) -

Shift-spacing works in most document editors as well. Like if you don't want a line between paragraphs. Try it and see!

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#14 Edited by Big_Denim (833 posts) -

HOLY
SHIT.

Mind blown.
Didn't know you could single space.

Thank YOU!

EDIT: ALERT! ALERT! When you edit your message it seems to undo all your nice, beautiful, single-spacing though :(
EDIT 2: *Ahem* Did I just go back and re-edit my message again just to make it single spaced again? Damn straight.

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#15 Edited by Alias (47 posts) -
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#16 Posted by frytup (1287 posts) -

Kinda seems like it should default to single space, but the shift-enter trick works. I'll take it.

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#17 Posted by MonkeyKing1969 (7535 posts) -

@49th said:

Fucking what?

After 8 years using these forums I didn't know you could do this.

Really nice to know.

This will make leaving secret messages in my posts a lot easier.

When MS Word switched to the 'desktop publishing norm' of Shift+Enter it confused a lot of users at our library. They get used to it, I suppose in the same way that old folks eventually understand that text wraps on a computer; there is no carriage return needed.

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#18 Posted by Newfangled (302 posts) -

I have seen more single-spacing in this thread than I have over the last 10 years of browsing these forums.