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Some JavaScript seems to not work: Can't ask questions and new editor not loading

I'm trying to ask questions (which uses the old editor), but pressing the "review your question" button does nothing. Checking "Answer your own question" does nothing (except make ...
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In Chrome, using chrome://flags/ : #enable-force-dark causes the input textarea scrollbar to be nearly invisible

In the following GIF, when an extra line is added to the input text, it becomes too large for the input area, so the browser adds a scrollbar. Unfortunately, the scrollbar is nearly the same color as ...
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Word is placed on a new line even if there's enough space on the old line

Is it expected behavior that words automatically moved to the next line even when there's enough space on the old line? See animation below for clarification (no "return" key pressed during ...
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Why is the SE editor's undo function so unpredictable?

When you hit Ctrl+Z, the number of inputs you've entered that are undone seems pretty random. In the latest example that brought me here, I was converting regular lines into a blockquote in this ...
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Blockquote reflows fenced code blocks

When using the ” button to blockquote someone else's words (presumably also when using Ctrl+Q, if that wasn't the browser quit key), the quoted material is reflowed, by design. I don't particularly ...
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What's the reason to use completely different and new post editor on moderator election page?

Currently the moderator election on RuSO is in progress. The page for nominee introduction uses completely different editor (seems like the same as used for SO for Teams) compared with the regular QA ...
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Draft answers. Is there an offline editor? [duplicate]

Several people have asked questions about draft answers and, like me, been surprised to discover that there is any saving of draft answers by Stack Exchange. On the other hand, the answer to this post ...
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Unable to translate "Insert" and "Cancel" buttons on insert link popup while editing the tag description

Editor used for modifying tag description has an (very) old design. In that design it's not possible to make translations for buttons "Insert" and "Cancel":
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MathJax processing issue - Strange behavior in the editor of "\:" in a formula

I noticed that in some posts, the code of the equations ends with "\:.", but nor "\:", nor ":" themselves appear in the rendered equation (see, e.g., this answer). ...
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Inline tag edits are rejected on switch to full edit mode

On 10k reputation you get inline tag edit possibility. But this edits are rejected on switching to full edit mode. E.g.: Before inline tag edit there are tags: bug comment voting: In inline tag edit ...
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How can I quickly/easily edit all posts with a given tag, to change some to use a different tag?

Example: On Emacs there's long been a tag, auto-complete-mode, which corresponds to a particular (now old) Emacs package autocomplete.el and its command/mode auto-complete-mode. For several years now, ...
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Editor heartbeat gives a 409 - Conflict sometimes

Yesterday, while writing a question, I saw errors in the console. They were caused by a failed heartbeat call by the editor, which returned a 409: I'm not sure under which circumstances they happen, ...
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Add Table Generator link as part of the help in SO Editor for generating tables using markdown format or embed it in the SO Editor

This feature request was posted in Meta Stack Overflow, it was pointed out that this feature (adding the Table Generator link or embedding the tool) was not considered in the new version of the SO ...
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Can we strip preceding whitespace out and check for "https://" being present when pasting a URL for an image upload to prevent prepending "https://"?

On sites where there is reputation restriction for embedding images, I (and others) will often edit posts from new users that include only a link to an image to embed the image (mostly this is on ...
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Who sniped the snippet?

I am trying to ask a question on Stack Overflow but the code snippet button is missing for some reason. Expecting this Currently Available How can I bring back the code snippet?
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Support saving self-answered questions as drafts

Drafts of unsubmitted questions and answers on Stack Exchange are automatically saved every 45 seconds. However, saved drafts don't support self-answered questions. This means if you leave the ask ...
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Is there a 'Mathematics' Stack Exchange-like editor with an option to save drafts?

I really like the ease of use to type LaTeX and general text in the Mathematics text editor. I was wondering if the same editor has been implemented somewhere else where someone could use it for ...
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Why not have the editor with two horizontal panes instead of a vertical layout?

I was wondering why the preview is below the question's editor and not to its side? A long question may require scrolling up and down to check the layout. The window in which to type a question is ...
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Sections in the answer box header aren't sectioned properly when logged out on mobile

On mobile, this is the layout that you would normally see when logged in to the site: However, on sites where you can post as a guest, logging out results in this layout when the answer box is ...
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"Your post appears to contain code that is not properly formatted as code." I have no idea why

I can’t seem to understand what is wrong with the following Markdown content. I keep getting the Your post appears to contain code that is not properly formatted as code. Please indent all code by 4 ...
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Block quote handling mismatch between preview and post

Noticed on my answer to a question on BGSE, the preview and the posted answer, the block quote is handled differently: This is the markup for my rules quote: Here is the preview that shows below the ...
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Editor's "Insert link" gives up if you try to link text after a square bracket on a new line

I found this while writing Creating a link that comes after a square bracket confuses the editor. It looks like the editor's "Insert link" doesn't like trying to link text on a new line ...
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Creating a link that comes after a square bracket confuses the editor

First, some related bugs: Link button in post editor escapes square brackets in code Please improve the auto-linking to allow square and round brackets (status completed apparently?) Editor breaks old ...
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Disable Ctrl + B and other control characters in Stack Exchange editor?

I use Firefox on a Mac to access Stack Exchange. I would like Ctrl + B to move the cursor to the left, as it does in other applications (an Emacs key binding), but Stack Exchange's editor captures ...
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Superscript / subscript editor buttons on mobile site [duplicate]

I think, at least on certain sites (Chemistry in particular), the mobile editor could really benefit from superscript and subscript buttons. Using Chemistry as an example, superscript and subscript ...
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Tag wiki and profile editors missing control toolbar

When I was trying to create/edit a tag wiki on iOS Chrome/Safari (example), I didn't have a toolbar: Note that the edit summary field is also (usually) missing. After you submit, it auto fills "...
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Emails are autolinked in the new Stacks editor

I just recently submitted an answer written in the new editor that contained an email: [email protected] After I posted it, I clicked 'edit', switched to rich text mode, made some changes and submitted my ...
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Clicking to reveal a spoiler while editing causes page to scroll

Suppose you are writing a lengthy answer with some spoiler blocks in it. You want to check how some of it looks, so you scroll down to one of the spoiler blocks and click it. What should happen: The ...
Gareth McCaughan's user avatar
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Performance delay in editor when moving to a blank line

I initially thought this affected MSE only, but now I started to face the same issue on other SE sites. I've encountered/reproduced only on Stack Exchange on Firefox for Win 10. Place cursor at the ...
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New editor sees quoted images as spoilers, deletes markdown

In an answer, I have some images with the syntax >![][1] [1]: example.com The new editor (when not in markdown mode) wants to interpret this as an empty link in a spoiler: Switching back to ...
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Should the "Enable keyboard shortcuts" user setting disable ALL custom keyboard shortcuts on a site?

Since July 2009 the community is asking for a way to disable the editor keyboard shortcuts. Since September 2010 many people are asking to disable comment submitting on Enter. Since July 2014 ...
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Why is there no highlight and drag for moving blocks of text inside the input box?

When I compose or edit posts I often find that words or phrases are better suited in a different order and wish to move them. However, I am reminded by the 🚫 (prohibited) symbol that I can not do ...
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I need help and the site is not letting me post my code. Says “Your post appears to contain code that is not properly formatted as code.”

I am trying to learn React and there's a concept that I'm feeling pretty stuck on. I was hoping someone could help me and I've been trying to put effort into making a question post detailing my ...
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Is there any WYSIWYG editor for these websites? [duplicate]

I'm not very comfortable with Markdown. Is there any way we can access a WYSIWYG editor for answers, with buttons for inserting the same content as Markdown can? On the Post Your Answer section, I see ...
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Cursor disappears when adding a space in the question title on Android

Steps to reproduce the issue: Type "In which order does Windows Explorer sort folders when sorting the results of the search by size" as the question title. Place the cursor at the end of ...
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Opt-in alpha test for a new Stacks editor

TL;DR: We are testing our new open source Stacks editor that offers both Markdown and rich text input options. If you’re interested in testing it out and giving us feedback, you can opt in by visiting ...
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Question posted twice despite following the question posting process only once [duplicate]

I followed the question posting process, and at the end saw that it posted 2 questions: Does any tendon in humans receive a high amount of blood supply? Or is the property of not receiving a large ...
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Long/Large tables are challenging to edit in the traditional SE editor

While I suspect the "WYSIWYG" editor used in Teams might be helpful here (but Markdown mode there lacks a preview - which for the workflow of many... is sub optimal), currently where there's ...
Journeyman Geek's user avatar
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Preserve indent across lines in the editor

One of the limitations of the text editor is encountered when working with text that includes indentation. For instance, if I type in 4 spaces to start a new level of indent, I have to type in 4 ...
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Markdown preview doesn't match post

What I wrote: | Road class | [Syntax explanation](https://sites.google.com/site/roadnumberingsystems/home/general-information/legend) | | ----------------------------------...
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Don't add new lines when quoting some text

Current behavior: When selecting some text and clicking on the "quote" icon, > are added as well as new lines. For example: CRISPR gene editing is a genetic engineering technique in ...
Franck Dernoncourt's user avatar
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Placeholder text for "Insert hyperlink" is still HTTP, when editing a tag wiki [duplicate]

(This might be something to do with old/new editors, but I'm not sure.) The screenshot below: Shows that the placeholder text for inserting a hyperlink into a tag wiki is still http://, and not https:...
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Can the editor for editing tag descriptions get updated to match the normal questions/answers editor?

The text editor that is shown when editing tag descriptions still uses the previous behaviour for inserting links and images. Also, the placeholder text for links is still http:// instead of https:// ...
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Is it normal to see a limited set of editing tools on Android when revising a question? [duplicate]

While revising a question from my phone, I was unable to access anything other than "Add picture". I don't remember this being an issue but I rarely edit from my phone. Can anyone confirm? I'...
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Formatting tip says 4 spaces are needed for nested lists when it appears to be 3

It looks like I was able to make a nested list by using 3 spaces (and then 2 spaces for each additional nested list), even though the formatting tip says "4 or 8 spaces" are required. See ...
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Editor preview shows links clickable, final rendered post doesn't, when surrounded by [] [duplicate]

[https://example.com/] appears as a clickable link in the preview, but not in the final render when saved. This applies to at least the inline editor (tested on Stack Overflow) and question-ask page ...
Peter Cordes's user avatar
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Should Ctrl+K in the editor use the code fences instead of indentation?

Now that the Stack Exchange network has switched to CommonMark, some features appear to be deprecated. In particular, comment-style language hints may eventually stop working. So instead of using 4-...
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Ctrl + shift + Z undoes when it should redo [closed]

I switched to a Windows computer recently. On Mac, typically apps and websites have the shortcut to redo as cmd + shift + Z. On Windows the shortcut is typically ctrl + Y. On Stack Exchange on Mac, in ...
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Does <Shift> + <Enter> create lists automatically if the line starts with a dash or a bullet?

I just noticed that if you have some text and you add a dash in front of the first character, then when you hit Shift + Enter before any character in the text, then it gets rendered as a list. This ...
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Extra line breaks appear in editor when editing a post in Microsoft Edge

When editing any post in Microsoft Edge (Legacy)*, a whole bunch of extra line breaks appear in the post editor. Example: The same screenshot in Chrome: These extra line breaks reduce the amount of ...
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