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#45049 closed defect (bug) (invalid)

Deleting empty text area not possible without adding text into area

Reported by: annafjmorris Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version:
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Description

I have mobility issues and keep accidentally clicking the plus icon at the top of a block, which inserts and new empty block above. There is no way to then delete this new block. The only way I have found is to put text (just a random letter) in the block which makes the menu pop up, so I can click the three dots and then remove the block.

Process to repeat.
Create a block, add text to it.
Click on the block then click the plus icon at the centre top of the block - a new, empty block appears.
Try to remove the block.
type a letter, it appears in the block - you can now remove the block using the menu for the block.

Attachments (4)

Screenshot from 2018-10-04 16-49-43.png (292.2 KB) - added by annafjmorris 12 months ago.
click the plus icon
Screenshot from 2018-10-04 16-50-37.png (259.9 KB) - added by annafjmorris 12 months ago.
a new block is added, which cannot be removed
Screenshot from 2018-10-04 16-51-34.png (259.6 KB) - added by annafjmorris 12 months ago.
add a random letter to the block
Screenshot from 2018-10-04 16-51-01.png (275.1 KB) - added by annafjmorris 12 months ago.
now the block can be removed

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Change History (6)

@annafjmorris
12 months ago

click the plus icon

@annafjmorris
12 months ago

a new block is added, which cannot be removed

@annafjmorris
12 months ago

add a random letter to the block

@annafjmorris
12 months ago

now the block can be removed

#1 @annafjmorris
12 months ago

I just wanted to add how annoying/frustrating I find this issue, I know it seems small in some ways, but it's distracting and annoying, building one page I had this problem about 10 times.

#2 @swissspidy
12 months ago

  • Milestone Awaiting Review deleted
  • Resolution set to invalid
  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Version 3.9 deleted

Hi there

As mentioned in your other ticket, Gutenberg isn't yet part of WordPress Core. Please submit related issues on GitHub instead: https://github.com/WordPress/gutenberg/

This is some very helpful feedback so I'm sure they're happy to hear & do something about it.

As for removing the whitespace: have you tried hitting backspace to remove it again?

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