Backwards typing in TexStudio after backslash

I searched for an answer to this, but couldn't find anything (or even a good way to describe it). The problem is this. Often, though not always, when I type a command in Texstudio, the command ends up backwards. And I have no idea why, nor how to stop it. It only started a few days ago, before that it never happened.

For example, suppose I want to type in maths mode \alpha (with the space after). I'll press all the keys in order, and the editor will spit out \ ahpla (with the space between the backslash and ahpla). Or if I want to type \in, I'll get \ ni.

As far as I can tell, I'm not pressing any special combination of keys to make this happen. And I didn't change anything in settings. Occurrence seems random.

• What TeXstudio version and OS are you using? When does the reversal happen? After pressing the space key? Do you have any macros set? Because this does not seem like normal behavior. – Troy Jan 8 '18 at 8:31
• Sounds as if you are inserting Unicode 202E (xkcd.com/1137). In windows the keyboard layout can change after pressing Alt+shift and then suddendlz y come out as z. Perhaps you have something similar. – Ulrike Fischer Jan 8 '18 at 8:55
• related bug report: github.com/texstudio-org/texstudio/issues/87 – user36296 Apr 11 '18 at 8:22
• To those that don't frequent github (and face this issue), apparantly the issue is fixed now: github.com/texstudio-org/texstudio/issues/…. Try the snapshots (>git afd3df8) from bintray.com/sunderme/texstudio. – Troy Apr 28 '18 at 18:42
• @Troy Thank you for your answer and for not eating cute yellow ducks :) – user36296 May 1 '18 at 12:18

• for OSX and Win: download snapshots (> git_afd3df8) from here, under the "Files" tab;
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:sunderme/texstudio-daily