The key “>” at the start of the line converts it to block quote.
It would be great to be able to select several existing paras and convert them to block quote using Cmd >
I know shift-cmd-6 will work, but I never remember it, and it’s a pain navigating the menu on mac - partly becuase I alway assume Block Quote is on the Indentation menu.
We’ll consider it, but the cmd-6 option fits with the other ones we already support.
I believe all of these shortcuts can be configured in System Preferences, so you could override it yourself.
Thanks - I wasn’t suggesting replacing cmd-opt-6, but as additional - in the same way  creates a check list.
 doesn’t work for existing paragraphs. If you select text, and then type , it will simply replace the text. The problem is that when you select text, and then type some text (eg “>”), it replaces the existing text. That is a standard text edit. It would be very odd if we applied commands like that, which is why you need to use CMD or CTRL or whatever.
I think the best solution is simply to go into System Prefs and change the standard key command to one you like, like CMD-> or whatever.
Not trying to be tiresome, but I frequently put the cursor at the beginning of a paragraph that I’ve pasted and type - or [ ] to create a list, or # for a heading.
Wouldn’t > fit logically with this existing functionality?
Sure, if you enter that as text.
Just tested, and indeed this does not work. I think that is just a bug or something we missed. Thought you were asking for something different (ie a command).
Will look into this. Thanks for reporting it.