Adding to what Richard suggests, if you only want your special fields to 
appear, you can make a tiddler with $:/tags/ViewTemplate and populate it 

\define allmine(field)
<$list filter="[all[current]has[$field$]]">
$field$: <$edit-text tag="input" field="$field$"/>
<<allmine myfield>><br/>
<<allmine myfield2>>

Then just add as many <<allmine>> macros as special fields you have. You 
can type right into these without the focus problem.

Good luck,

On Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at 8:22:58 PM UTC-7, RichardWilliamSmith wrote:
> Hi Tony,
> I'm sure I'm not alone in saying that I feel your frustration. I've been 
> there lots of times - convinced that the thing I'm trying to do should be 
> simple and yet not being able to find a way to do it. Often I find that 
> whilst two things might seem equally complicated, one of them is trivial 
> and the other is impossible. Such is life.
> To help us address your first point, could you give a specific example of 
> something that you feel the current syntax should be able to do and can't? 
> Is it possible to get the desired behaviour by storing the values of your 
> constants in tiddler fields and referring to them directly?
> As to your second point; if you find any of the tiddlers tagged 
> with $:/tags/EditTemplate (for example $:/core/ui/EditTemplate/fields) and 
> add the tag $:/tags/ViewTemplate they will appear in the view template too. 
> Maybe this is a little more crude than you were imagining? It can be 
> improved upon by writing some UI of our own, if you have a specific idea of 
> how you'd like it to work. Is this basically what you meant?
> Regards,
> Richard

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