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Questions tagged [editor]

The standard editor for Stack Exchange posts, which supports a live preview of Markdown syntax.

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Clicking “cancel” on link insertion dialog submits the post

In an unfinished and not-ready-for-publication post, I tried to insert a link from the toolbar of the SE-internal editor. Unsatisfied with the result, I wanted to just cancel the dialog. That was "...
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No options while editing a post body

I was browsing the review queues and tried editing a question. There were no options under the body. I was pretty confused so I skipped the question only to see it was happening on other questions too....
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The dreaded “Edits must be at least 6 characters” [duplicate]

Let me please start with: yes, I know it's been discussed previously. I've read everything the search box has thrown at me with a great deal of interest as it's something I encounter often and it's ...
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Add an option to skip the “add picture” step when inserting an image into a post

Since a few months ago, one can paste or drag and drop the images directly into the editor: However, for each inserted image, one still has to click on "Add picture". It would be nice to add an ...
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Formatting of link works in post editor, but not in post itself

I recently answered a question on Stack Overflow where I included a link to a Wolfram Alpha computation. In the editor, I write the link as: [wolfram alpha](https://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=sum+...
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Error message for HTTP image sometimes flows over into preview

When editing a post with an embedded HTTP image (example), you'll see an error message asking you to upload it to imgur or specify an HTTPS URL: However, the lack of a line break after the image in ...
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Paste without formatting in editor

If I copy some rich text onto my clipboard and paste it into a question (or answer), this happens: This is pretty annoying if you ever want to copy some text into a question. A workaround I’ve been ...
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Body content formatting on mobile [duplicate]

I recently joined SO and related sites, and whilst raising a question I noticed that there was no obvious way for me to apply Markdown styling to body content via mobile. For instance, if I were to ...
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Toolbar options are not displaying in Edit Profile - About me section

Toolbar options are not displaying in Edit Profile page About me section. Issue can be reproduced in all the Stack Exchange sites. Seeing the following error in Google Chrome console: ...
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Edit toolbar and preview aren't loading correctly for tag wikis [duplicate]

When I try to create or edit a tag wiki, I don't see the edit toolbar, neither do I see the preview below the post: When I attempt to load an editing form for a post, it briefly shows like this, ...
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Float preview to the right

I know this has been posted years before, but screens have become wider... Preview on the right please, optionally? Float the editing window It would be nice if it was possible to have the editing ...
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Make the question box with resizable/draggable (example: textarea)

I cannot see the whole question of mine in the question box, but the preview shows me... All I want it to work on the question box. Can that be resizable/draggable to some more lines?
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Auto focus question title input while opening a new question

After pressing the button "new question" the page is redirected and there are two input fields: Title Body The question opener is probably willing to write a title first. I think that the title ...
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Auto-expand the editor size up to the screen/view size while the text grows

For example, if I am typing and I hit the editor current box size, instead of adding the scroll bar, expand the editor box size up to the screen view size. Only then, add the scroll bar. This is ...
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Are there any plans to improve the Answer editor?

The rumors say that you've made a lot of changes to the backend so that you can now easier implement features that has been requested for a long time... I don't know whether this feature is one of ...
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Pasting code and undoing undo much more than expected

Like this: Once, I read somewhere (hence, this is may be a duplicate post, but I cannot find no one else reporting it right now) this problem is because when you paste something on StackExchange ...
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How to explain abbreviations without the disallowed <abbr> HTML tag?

How can tooltips be currently added to abbreviations as long as the <abbr> HTML tag is unsupported? Is there a Markdown equivalent or other workaround?
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Why is the “submit” button invisible on the edit form in politics.stack?

I have tried to edit a question with additional information this morning and this evening, but the edit page doesn't have a submit button. In the security.stack forum homepage, one of my questions ...
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Cannot edit leftmost tags on a mobile device in the new responsive design

When I'm on a mobile device with a narrow viewport, I am unable to edit or remove tags that are on the left hand side of the tag edit bar. I am only able to reach the rightmost tag or, if it's short, ...
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Save Edits button submits first edit even if second simultaneous edit was selected to be saved

You can edit two posts in the same Q&A thread at the same time without submitting. If you start editing the first post with big changes, then notice a quick fix for another post with small ...
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Editor improvements for images and links

We are launching some editor improvements today. These improvements are required as a part of our responsive design efforts, but we think they are generally useful in any case. So we are making them ...
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Show changes you have made to a post even if you can't save them

If you're editing a question, and someone else saves an edit before you do you can only save your edit if it is "more thorough" than the previous one. This is the message you get: Now imagine that ...
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Tags are not centered in new post form [duplicate]

Saw this just now at Meta.SO and here when writing a new post: This bug doesn't show when editing an existing post instead. Firefox 62 win64.
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Vertical alignment of tags differs between Ask page and inline tag editor

If you are trying to edit tags, spans with tags are on the middle of block: If you are trying to create new questions, top padding of this block is greater than bottom: Alternately see them ...
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First word won't save in post or edit [duplicate]

I recently wrote this answer on Stack Overflow. In order to be nice and in the spirit of our push toward welcoming new users, I began my answer with Hi, and welcome to Stack Overflow! When I hit ...
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How to set a no break in keyboard shortcuts?

I'm wondering if it's possible to set a keyboard shortcut reference to be no breakable Example: As is: Keyboard shortcuts are shown in menus, contextual menus and by (on Windows) pressing Ctrl+/ ...
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Comment editor appears multiple times [duplicate]

when I click various times on "edit" next to my comment, the editor appears multiple times (the second time there are two editors in the first box and another one at the bottom and the third time ...
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Code block inside blockquote produces unnecessary error about code not being formatted

I just tried to edit a question on SO, and had the following Markdown: > [a bunch of text] ...service of remote systems. > The following XML document shows an example of an XXE attack. > ...
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Problems pasting into answer and comment fields

Has something recently changed with Answer and Comment fields? Pasting text into them has suddenly become very unreliable. Sometimes, after selecting text, I need to mouse-2 several times before the ...
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Bug: Add code in an ordered list [duplicate]

Prologue It seems this is a duplicate of an almost 6 year request. Fair enough, though I think this question adds new value (e.g. the <pre><code></code></pre>+< comparison ...
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Expand editor control does not work on iPad

The expand editor control does not work on iPad. Can it be made to work on iPad?
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Ctrl+G (image shortcut) does not work in the Opera browser

I understand Opera is a less popular browser than Chrome and Firefox, but I noticed that using Ctrl+G" to insert an image in posts does not work. Instead of the JavaScript trigger, the modal is ...
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Add a dismissable spell check warning before posting a question

There already is a suggestion to Please add a spell checker to the Markdown editor, but since that is solved better by the browser itself, I suggest this: There is a lot of work involved for ...
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How do I post code on Stack Overflow fast? [closed]

I tried a lot of different ways, but the only way is manual. I tried with Ctrl + K and inserted the code, but it's badly rendered, and a lot of text is not inserted into the code. Is there some ...
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Does the post editor secretly delete other links when posting an image? If so, why?

I sometimes write long posts with dozens of links to both images via imgur and web pages. From time to time a link will "disappear" or get eaten by the UI. I believe this is happening when I upload an ...
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Yellow sections on posts

This is probably a very stupid question, but I'm not too technologically inclined. I see often when someone 's post is containing an excerpt from a book or an article, recommended changes, etc. it's ...
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Please bring back monospace fonts for the Markdown editor [duplicate]

When editing a question or answer (on multiple websites, including Stack Overflow, Code Review, and Database Administrators), the Markdown editor uses proportional fonts. This is extremely annoying ...
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Font in editor for editing posts has become proportional

When editing a post, the font in the edit box with source code for the post is proportional: This does not happen when posting new questions or answers: Tested with the latest Firefox and Safari on ...
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Using HTML `&thinsp;` breaks editing for the whole line in Safari

Recently I had an edit to one of my answers approved by two other users which left me wondering why. I wasn't able to see any difference between &thinsp; and &nbsp;. Neither in the rendered ...
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Missing commands or icons on different Stack Exchange sites

I was trying to post some questions in the Finance Stack Exchange and it was missing some icons to edit the question, like bold, italics, etc. I thought it was normal, but I when I tried to post a ...
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Feature Request : Visual Post Editor [closed]

Posting in StackOverFlow isn't visual. Users have to fetch what it will look like and have to post. So, please add a feature of visual editing (Like Wordpress).
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Title is removed/cleared/erased when starting editing

First time this happens to me. When I try to edit I purchase api for sms gateway I have implmented in php. when i execute in localhost it shows error?, the title part is immediately erased: And when ...
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Make all tooltips for tool buttons in editor uniform

Each tool button for an edit window which changes text body contains a tooltip with a keyboard hotkey. In all cases except "snippet" hotkey format is Ctrl + Letter, for the snippet button - (minus) is ...
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How can I get an offline version of Stack Exchange's LaTeX input sandbox?

I really like this text editor that Stack Exchange has. It can interpret LaTeX, has a simple format, has bold, italics, quotes, click to format buttons and accepts image uploads. I'm wondering whether ...
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Add CharMap (or at least - arrows) to EDITOR [duplicate]

In many cases, we have to make a special attention to specific part of code, and Arrows are great way for that. Is it possible, that CharMap (or at least several SpecialSymbols were added into post ...
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How to delete the white space in the end of the line?

The is the code : POST http://api.ltp-cloud.com/analysis/ HTTP/1.1 cache-control: no-cache Postman-Token: d6172632-c912-43f0-9af7-8a8decd0c0e2 Content-Type: application/x-www-form-urlencoded User-...
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Why does Stack Overflow use a separate WMD renderer server vs. client side?

According to the answer to this question, two programs are used: Stackoverflow - Official WMD Editor On the server it is MarkdownSharp: https://code.google.com/p/markdownsharp/ On the ...
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Should you be able to insert a tab character by pressing the tab button? [duplicate]

When I was writing my answer to the question Where can I start to learn?, I tried to insert a tab character by pressing the tab button but all that did was toggle out of my answer box so I inserted a ...
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Prompt for confirmation when navigating away from stack snippet

In the following specific case: Click 'Ask Question' Click the stack snippet button without entering any other text or question titles or anything in the editor first. When you navigate away from ...
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How to add code in the editor [duplicate]

I want to know how to add code tags in this editor. As an example if I want to post an answer in PHP, as soon as I type "open php" my line disappears. How to post PHP with open and close?