In Q2 2013 the block commands in RadEditor were greatly improved to match desktop editors closely. This means that now block elements like <p> or <div> are required for operations like creating lists, indent/outdent commands. The default value for the NewLineMode property of the control is BR for historical reasons and thus when the end users press enter they do no longer create elements the block commands can work with. Changing it would be a breaking change, however. Here is a list with possible implications of changing the default NewLineMode value to P: Pros: - The default text editing in modern browsers according to HTML5 specifications (https://dvcs.w3.org/hg/editing/raw-file/tip/editing.html#the-insertparagraph-command) requires that a paragraph is inserted when enter is pressed - The content generated by the end users by default will integrate better with the improved commands of the control - Most desktop rich text editing applications (like MS Word) insert a paragraph when enter is pressed Cons: - A breaking change in the current control behavior and configuration - When paragraphs are inserted they will add more margins so the final appearance of the content and the editing process will require more height - By default, the underlying rich-text editing engine of Firefox uses BR tags and Chrome's - DIV tags Please use the buttons on the right to vote whether this change should be implemented. If you have anything to add - the comments below can be used.