Code Block Macro on Insert Menu?

Our Confluence Wiki (4.0) has a lot of source code examples,

Is there:

  • A shortcut to insert a Code Block Macro (in the absence of markup)?
  • A way to get the Code Block Macro on the Insert menu when editing?

So at the moment I have to choose Insert | Other Macros | Formatting | Code Block

I'm hoping for something faster/easier

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David Simpson Community Champion Oct 19, 2011
Doesn't the auto complete help you? I just type {code then hit enter. It seems to work better than using my mouse to achieve the same task.

Ah, I see the problem.

As a long time confluence user I'm used to typing the {code} macro with brackets.

If I type slowly enough, the auto complete catches up and inserts the new graphical block thing.

Not a fan.

Is there any way to set the defaults for a code block (i.e. we're always using the same language, same theme).

David Simpson Community Champion Oct 19, 2011

I've not noticed a lag problem with the auto complete, but have heard from others on Atlassian Answers that it can be slow. I must admit that I'd like it to just insert a code block when I type {code} or {code:lang=html}, but that's not the current behaviour. I'm sure they'll catch up and improve the editor a lot in subsequent releases :P

Joe Clark Atlassian Team Oct 20, 2011

You can configure the default language and theme in the plugin's administration page: http://confluence/admin/plugins/newcode/configure.action

Although this is an old thread, I still did not find any solution like what David supposed... is there something?

Background: I type quickly, and inbetween I often need to insert code snippets of several code types. It is essential to have the possibility to set the code type by typing, not via mouse - with the mouse it needs actually too much time.

That is extremely annoying, and hence I hope, that maybe I just overlooked the needed feature?

Okay, got it myself, was just too much confused by the auto complete popup - typing "{code:language=bash}" did it f.e., and "{code:lang=bash}" seemingly, too (but in the latter case it is not preset in the edit formular). Before I had always typed "{code:language=bash<Enter>". That was the error. Closing the input with '}' opens the code box like expected.

It's a bit verbose, but it works for me.

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