How do I control the formatting of the messages I send?
Here is a handy table of the key combinations you can use to control whether your message is sent as 'text' or as a 'paste'.
|Key Combination||What it means|
||Insert a line-break into my message and let me continue typing|
||Send my message right now as a paste, regardless of whether there are any line-breaks in it.|
||Send my message right now as text, regardless of whether there are any line-breaks in it.|
That's okay, here's some background. Campfire has two distinct types of message you can send.
A text message is formatted as a single paragraph. Any URLs you
include in your message will be turned into hyperlinks. If the text
message only includes a URL ending in
Campfire will convert the URL into an image for display in the
A paste message is displayed as an unformatted block, exactly as you typed it. URLs are not turned into hyperlinks or images and any line-breaks in your message are preserved.
You would typically use a paste message to share snippets of source-code or other information where it's important to display the message exactly as you typed it.
The default rule for deciding if a message is text or a paste is:
If your message contains line-breaks, it will be sent as a paste.
In Propane you can insert a line-break by pressing
shift-return (that is, holding down the 'shift' key
and pressing the 'return' key). The input box will grow a little
taller and place the cursor on the next line, ready for you to
continue typing. When you're ready to send your message, just press
return key as normal.
Propane has additional key combinations you can use to control how your message is sent. They are listed in the table at the beginning of this document.