better control of cursor movements
I am migrating from an old terminal client (vssh) which is no longer supported on the apple store and I am evaluating alternative. Your product looks great, except for control of the cursor, which is extremely difficult. I am a programmer, I write source code and make lot of typos. Moving the cursor at the exact position of the typos is really hard with your apps to the point that it makes it practically unusable. Suppose I may have to move the cursor back in the same line by exactly 2 characters, it might well take me 4 or 5 attempts and more than 60 seconds. In vssh there was an amazing solution for this: the cursor was simply tracking my finger and moving in any direction at the same speed of my finger, accelerating or decelerating. To better explain what I mean, I attach a video demonstrating the behavior in this old app. I filled a text document with dummy characters, and I opened it in the nano editor and I show the level of control I had in moving the cursor around.
Thanks for your consideration.
I use nano. I am allergic to VIM. Regardless, going to the end of a file, or end of a line is not a problem. Moving the cursor exactly two characters to the left, to fix a typo, it is nearly impossible. It is also problematic directly in bash, If I type a command and want to move the cursor on the command line to edit it, or if I press ctrl-R and I want to pick the 2nd previous command. In effect, I have given up using my iPad as a terminal, as doing trivial things take now so much time. The only way to move the cursor correctly is to switch to extended keyboard, and press explicitly the cursor directional keys, but that is pretty cumbersome. It is a real pity, this would be a kick as app with proper cursor control (as in the video I posted).
What editor are you using? Most editors have a built-in function to move the cursor any number of spaces or lines.
VIM for example let’s you go to end of file by tapping “gg” in Normal mode.