# Bug(?) when creating an align* with Ctrl+Return.

Andrew Parsloe ajparsloe at gmail.com
Thu Apr 15 08:19:36 UTC 2021

Windows 10, LyX 2.4.0-alpha3 and 2.3.6.

Given a formula $a=b=c$ position the cursor after the b and press
Ctrl+Return. In LyX 2.4.0-alpha3 this produces
\begin{align*}
a & =b=c\\
\end{align*}
and leaves the cursor after the c. The cursor positioning and failure to
transfer the part of the formula after the cursor to the newly created
line seem like bugs to me.

In the align* formula again position the cursor after the b and press
Ctrl+Enter. This time the result is
\begin{align*}
a & =b\\
& =c\\
\end{align*}
with the cursor remaining just after the b. Except for the extra \\
(displaying in LyX as two empty blue boxes) this is what I expected the
first time.

Andrew