The key sequence '//' for due date doesn't work if auto-formatting is disabled. Should it?

If I'm editing a task list in Confluence 5.9.12 and I type '@', I'm presented with a drop-down list of people, as expected, for task assignment.   If I type '//', nothing happens, unless I go into my profile and uncheck the Disable Autoformatting box.  Then, // will pop up a calendar selector for the due date, as expected and desired.

I would think that // isn't really an 'autoformatting' feature, and I really don't like autoformatting.  Should I report this as a bug?


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Can't you just press space after // to make the date picker go away?

Editing.. Add Comment isn't working for some bizarre reason..  Anyway, you could try the following;


"Turn off the triggering of autocomplete by the '[' and '!' characters." (Not sure if it will work for auto-formatting though)

I want the date picker.  It doesn't come up, unless I leave automatting turned on.


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