Black Ink 2.2.4: Improved Keyboard Mechanics

July 14th, 2022

Black Ink 2.2.4 is now available on the Black Ink site and on the Mac App Store.

This update adds support for a common keyboard-navigation convention in other crossword apps: holding the shift key while pressing the arrow key to change words without changing direction. It also includes some other keyboard navigation improvements, as well as some bug fixes:

  • Puzzle Notes popover is now keyboard navigable
  • Shift-arrow keystroke now changes focused word without changing the current direction
  • Puzzle picker now supports left arrow key to navigate from calendar view back to puzzle list
  • Refinements to focused square coloring
  • Check for Updates now includes a link to Version History when there are no new updates
  • Fix some subtle issues with determining the valid dates for downloading puzzles
  • Fix issues with text encoding of Across Lite puzzles with unicode characters

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