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The one thing that really bugs me about Notion - new block on enter

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asked Aug 21 in Notion Feature Requests by jhonmicky (260 points)
Hello everyone,,

I keep a lot of different kinds of pages in Notion. A few have multiple kinds of blocks, but the text block is the one I use the most for just free form writing.

It really bugs me that when I hit enter in a text block that it starts a new block To me this seems to go so far against any modern and normal usage patterns. It makes no sense to me. Ctrl+Enter to start a new block, fine. Explicitly starting a new block, also cool. Just enter to start a new block, no way. The thought that each paragraph makes a new block is a really odd decision.
Another example is that if I copy a bunch of text from somewhere else and paste it into a new page on Notion, it will sometimes split up the pasted text into multiple different kinds of blocks. Also a bad bad bad idea. Mainly because it never seem to guess what type it should be correctly or applies the rules differently.

How I think it should work / how I'd expect it to work - when a new page is created the body is set to the default block type -- probably Text but perhaps give the user the option to set the default. No matter what the user types, the block stays the same (as a single block) unless the user explicitly creates a new block. There's a button at the bottom of the document that allows the user to add another block below the current one.

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answered Aug 22 by jhonmicky (260 points)

Hello everyone,,

I keep a lot of different kinds of pages in Notion. A few have multiple kinds of blocks, but the text block is the one I use the most for just free form writing.

It really bugs me that when I hit enter in a text block that it starts a new block To me this seems to go so far against any modern and normal usage patterns. It makes no sense to https://luckypatcher.tips/ me. Ctrl+Enter to start a new block, fine. Explicitly starting a new block, also cool. Just enter to start a new block, no way. The thought that each paragraph makes a new block is a really odd decision.
Another example is that if I copy a bunch of text from somewhere else and paste it into a new page on Notion, it will sometimes https://mobdro.bio/ split up the pasted text into multiple different kinds of blocks. Also a bad bad bad idea. Mainly because it never seem to guess what type it should be correctly or applies the rules differently.

How I think it should work / how I'd expect it to work - when a new page is created the body is set to the default block type -- probably Text but perhaps give the https://kodi.bio/ user the option to set the default. No matter what the user types, the block stays the same (as a single block) unless the user explicitly creates a new block. There's a button at the bottom of the document that allows the user to add another block below the current one.

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Thank you my issue has been solved,,.....

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