Difficulty With Text Editor Cursor and Selecting

When I click in the text editor, and try to place the cursor in front of a word or specific letter, the cursor is always placed on the right side of the letter.

If I want to place the flashing cursor in front of a word by clicking on the first letter it looks like this
I have to move the mouse pointer way off to the left for it to be placed correctly like this

Is there a way to fix this? Or edit it in some way? It is very annoying, and it worked correctly before the ui change in Blender 2.4x

I haven’t used Blender in a few years, thanks for any help :slight_smile:

Perhaps some tutorials on placing the mouse cursor would help, or possibly you could click the left arrow after placing the mouse cursor in the wrong spot? (Yes I am being facetious…)

Yes, Blender’s text editor is no gem but it has improved since 2.49.

Most people use an external text editor.

Ha, no I searched all over the internet, and I found no tutorial on cursor placing.

Yes i may just use an external editor. It’s not a big deal, just annoying.