Why does hitting the enter key in Visual Editor add <p> instead of <br>?

What I want sometimes is a new line that starts immediately after the previous line. Unfortunately, the visual editor automatically wraps my new line in a <p> tag when all I really want is a <br> tag so that there is no space between the two lines.

How can I solve this without specifically changing my code in the HTML tab?

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Hit Shift + Enter and you''ll get <br>

  • I'm not really sure why you think that would work. I gave it a shot and all it did was put extra space after each paragraph. This is not what I want. What I want is to have no space after a line break.
    – jkupczak
    Oct 9, 2011 at 21:57
  • I get it. Edited the answer.
    – Alexey
    Oct 9, 2011 at 22:36
  • Haha, there it is. Well, almost. CTRL + Enter didn't work for me. I gave Shift + Enter a try and that did the trick!
    – jkupczak
    Oct 9, 2011 at 23:00
  • of course Shift + Enter. It was my mistake, need some sleep :)
    – Alexey
    Oct 9, 2011 at 23:02

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