Another handy formatting button for kbd

As it makes explaining what to type in the terminal while providing support to some issues, i make a lot of use of the html tag kbd, this is rendered differently from the pre and code tags on modern browsers.
Example:

  • this vs this
    `this` vs <kbd>this</kbd>
    

I assume more people would use it if they knew about it.
So could this be added to the toolbar of the editor of the replies, with some icon of a keyboard :keyboard: for example? :wink:
(The forum changes the unicode U+2328 used in the above icon, so it’s not displayed correctly.)

It’s just a better (proper) way of indicating keyboard input instead of terminal output…

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I use the kbd tags from time to time, when I write instructions involving keyboard shortcuts.
It’s usually way better than SHIFT+CTRL :stuck_out_tongue:

I was just searching the forum for this exact same thing. :slight_smile:

When I type the kbd tag, like Apply, the background isn’t grey. Did you apply an additional tag or style? Never mind, it’s different in the preview.

Also in the post, https://forum.manjaro.org/t/root-tip-change-username/15654/2, for example, @freggel.doe uses the code tag, but where did the syntax highlighting come from and the grey background? A blockquote changes the quotes.

Test - hmlt tags, markdown


grep -rn "/home/$OLDLOGIN/"  # code block -  using ``` 
grep -rn "/home/$OLDLOGIN/"  # lead with 4 spaces

grep -rn "/home/$OLDLOGIN/" # inline code with ` `

@Yochanan, ahhh, markdown, well that explains a lot :slight_smile:

To learn a user can view the markup in the raw post: https://forum.manjaro.org/raw/42822/1, where 42822 is the topic id and 1 is the post id.

It’s Markdown, not HTML. :wink:

```
grep -rn “/home/$OLDLOGIN/”
```

Becomes:

grep -rn "/home/$OLDLOGIN/"

Or using the Preformatted text button </> uses 4 spaces before a line:

grep -rn "/home/$OLDLOGIN/"