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Editing a comment - cannot hit ENTER to skip to the next line.

When writing a new comment, I am able to use ENTER to skip to the next line. However, when I edit the same comment, I cannot use ENTER to skip to the next line. Please fix.

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  • Sasami commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Hit TAB and Enter to expand the compose box, then you can hit ENTER without sending!!

  • Luke commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Note that if you are in the 'Format' mode (little 'A' and paintbrush icon), then simply hitting ENTER will NOT deliver comment but will add a linebreak.

  • Mike commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I agree with everyone else. CR should NOT send messages. It is super annoying and messages get send before they are finished.

  • Jeff Schwisow commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I agree 100% with the comments below that having ENTER instantly send your message is a poor design decision; particularly given that there is a SEND button (the paper airplane icon) below that looks ideal to fill the role. It is somewhat ironic that hitting the ENTER key in this forum adds a return and doesn't post the comment...

    Just to re-iterate what a couple of folks have said below...SHIFT + ENTER does add a return (skips to the next line) to a message.

    Additionally, (and this is pretty cleverly hidden from view) using the keyboard shortcut SHIFT + CONTROL + X opens what they refer to as the expanded compose box. This box not only uses the convention that ENTER creates a return but also has a host of message formatting tools (e.g., font formatting, bullets/numbering, hyperlinks, code snippets).

    In short, messaging functionality appears to be pretty extensive but the UI design decision-making is pretty poor.

  • Andy Sims commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Agree with everyone.
    Chat is a multiline option.
    "Enter" on its own should NEVER NEVER EVER commit the text, this is different to every other app I use.
    Teams should be a seamless product not something I have to relearn.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Please use the same format you do other places (yammer, outlook) … Ctrl+Enter will submit/send/etc. ENTER should skip to the next line.

  • Anon2 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Agree this needs to be fixed. People start responding to the line of text I posted, before I finish composing the text. That's terrible.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    SHIFT + ENTER = LINE BREAK

    or: click the formatting "A" and just ENTER will work.

    I like having the quick post option... now that I know how to insert a line break when I need to lol.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Really stupid design decision. In a 1:1 chat I can image to do enter=commit, but in teams when replying to a conversation it is terrible. I think many people use substance instead of replying "Yes.I agree..".
    Why not make this configurable...
    It is so annoying that a post is committed when pressing enter, then selecting ... to edit the message again.
    Please make it do what this text box of your forum does...

  • Praveen S. commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Yes it's very annoying, but try using <Shift-Enter> to drop down to the next line with in the compose box. Requires breaking out of that habit of just hitting CR <Enter>. Then you can either hit regular <Enter> or the paper airplane icon to send the msg.

  • Beth commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    +1 This needs to be improved. Pressing Enter should create a paragraph return, not post the message.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    +1. Enter should just create a new line, not send the message. I have sent half typed messages because I hit enter to go to the next line and instead the message was sent. Remembering to open the editor doesn't always work for me.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    The easiest way is to use the format button (bottom left). It's an "A" with a paintbrush next to it.

  • Rolly commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Did Microsoft buy this from someone else and put their name on it?
    That would account for this 'mistake'.

  • Brendan Murphy commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    If you are entering a basic message/comment, then Shift+Enter will create a new line. If you open the Format toolbar, then Enter will create a new line.

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