Placement of “active typing” in the middle/upper half of the screen

Forgive me if this is already a feature and I haven’t discovered how to turn it on, but when I’m working on my iPad with the keyboard attached, when I’ve filled a screen with type, I find myself typing at the bottom of the screen.

While this makes the best use of space for reviewing previous text I don’t like it. I would prefer to type half way up. It would feel a more natural place to rest my eyes.

I don’t know what to call this so please forgive also my clunky title.

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Often called typewriter mode, or just “leave room below”. 66% down is usually a good setting, if @agiletortoise did want to implement it.


We can alter margins so this feels like an obvious next step.

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I would welcome a typewriter mode as well.

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I’m all about Typewriter Mode. Or a feature in a text editor like Sublime Text or OmniOutliner, which allows us to flick the text above the center of the screen. I’m cool even if I had to do it manually.

Another upvote for this feature.

With the release of iOS 12 and Drafts 5.4, I am more interested than ever in making Drafts central to my workflow (and therefore a subscriber in perpetuity). Thanks for this goes, in no small part, to @nahumck’s concept of modules, which I am now desperately trying to understand and implement :wink:

However, iA Writer’s implementation of appearance controls for focus (typewriter mode and sentence selection) are the only things that keep me defaulting to it.

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Yes, please to adding “typewriter mode” to Drafts!

Me too! I type on a mechanical bluetooth keyboard with only an iPhone and a superthin „tripod“ to hold the phone. The stand covers a little part of bottom of the screen and so it’s annoying when the text reaches the bottom line.

Typewriter mode is the one thing I am really missing in Drafts on the iPad (with attached keyboard).

On the Mac it is possible to drag the vertical scrollbar to move the body of the document, so there is enough room below the text. And on the iPhone the problem does not exist with the virtual keyboard.

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Another vote for this one. It makes a big difference.

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