Wrap text in block link

If I am writing a note and then retroactively I want to turn something into a block list, then I can go to the left part of the word and type [[
but ]] will be automatically typed so I will have to press the right arrow key twice then backspace twice then move to the end of the term and then type the ]].

It would be nice to be able to disable the autoclosing but only if not in the end of the line. As in, if I am writing normally then it should be ok to have the autoclosing.

Alternatively, a keyboard shortcut to wrap the word/term in [] would be nice.

Welcome. Have you tried selecting the term and then typing [[ while the term remains selected?