When I write a post in SO, I use to watch the markdown preview very often. It is a bless that it is updated in real time.

However, when my post is long, I have to scroll down the page to look at at the markdown preview, then scroll up to fix things in the edit. This happens especially to long posts because when I correct something at the end, the preview portion that interrests me is out of sight.

So I would like to suggest a Synced vertical scrollbar in the markdown preview.

The idea is to decide which portion of my post I want to see in it. Additionally, having both markview edit and preview panes synced when I edit my post should help a lot.

  • Have you seen this? Commented Feb 20, 2013 at 8:35
  • Yes I did. But having edit and preview side by side is not applicable to everyone : I still often use a good old 4/3 display.
    – Larry
    Commented Feb 20, 2013 at 8:44
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    Fair enough; this sounds like a complicated change though so I doubt it's worth the effort. Up to the dev team! :) Commented Feb 20, 2013 at 9:03

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Discourse, the forum software developed by Jeff Atwood and others after he left StackOverflow, implements the autoscroll feature.

A more comprehensive solution would be to display the Markdown preview side-by-side, and I started a feature request for that at The Discourse layout for side-by-side Markdown preview.

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