The list of help related to formatting information is slightly tangled, if the Stack Overflow team device a better inputting format just by shortcuts like in Eclipse Framework, then it would be a much pleasant experience. Is there any way that can be employed to achieve that?
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Yes. Ctrl + K is the key by whom you can format your code as
Note: You can test formatting on Formatting Sandbox
The Stack Exchange sites are using a rather simple editor called WMD editor, with some upgrades like support for image upload through imgur special account. (Available only for users with 10 reputation or more)
This editor is NOT Eclipse, it's not inspiring to be and there's no point making it as complex as this.
You have keyboard shortcuts for most available editor actions, using CTRL key plus some other key. Here is the full list.
The advanced help covers everything, if you have any suggestion to improve it go ahead and suggest with full details but just saying "it's not good please improve" is not really helpful to anyone.
The markdown editor has shortcuts for pretty much every button on the toolbar. Hover over it & you'll see the shortcut.
Beyond this, you need to be clear on what exactly is need to "be a much pleasant experience"