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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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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?
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Editor preview resolves title to HTTP links but rendered post does not

The editor and the actual rendering of a post differ in their treatment of post link title expansions for non-HTTPS links. For example, the following: HTTPS: Network-wide HTTPS: It's time HTTP: ...
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Cannot manually insert four spaces in front of long lines (like URLs)

I ran into a strange issue when posting this answer. I cannot manually insert four spaces (to format as code) in front of the following line in the editor: http://data.stackexchange.com/beer,%20wine%...
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Edit a post in mobile web immediately displays suggested tags

Post editor in mobile web immediately displays suggested tags which names contain a substring of the first already set tag: On MSE it only happens with questions tagged bug. On another sites ...
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Image uploads from the editor strip preceding line breaks

Recently, using the image uploader in the post editor has starting stripping preceding line breaks; placing the image directly after any previous text instead of at the current cursor position. This ...
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Adding auto numbering for numbered list

Problem 1: Open a form for asking a question Write several paragraphs of text Select all of them and press Ctrl+O Expected result: several list items; actual result: only one numbered line Problem 2:...
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When I bolded multiple sentences within a block quote and then edited more, they disappear in preview but are visible in editor

I posted an answer on Stack Overflow and it's one of my first few answers. I entered almost the entire paragraph from this page that starts with "If n_1" and ended at "and its depth is 0." as well as ...
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Certain character sequences break the markdown editor

In this post, attempting to insert an image with the editor does nothing. When I click the image button, enter a link, and proceed, nothing happens. After this (not shown in GIF below), the live ...
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How come some questions have tabs (4 spaces)?

When editing some questions, mostly with code, I discover some of them seems to have "tabs". I mean when I backspace once, it removes 4 spaces. I have been trying to reproduce this but never could. ...
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“Add from web” link in “add picture” does not always show on mobile site

Normally the add picture dialog looks like this: However, if you follow the following specific sequence of events: Click add picture in the post editor Add a picture from the web (paste a link in, ...
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My question edit is only displayed correctly in revisions, but not on main site

I edited the question https://askubuntu.com/q/877978/367990 (now deleted unfortunately) to correct the formatting. When you follow the link and look at the site, it looks like this: You see that the ...
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Trim leading whitespace from links [duplicate]

There's a lot of posts with the pattern http://%20http (here's an example search for Stack Overflow; the Stack Exchange multi-site search unfortunately does not grok this syntax) and by quick testing, ...
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Hyperlink button adds unwanted / unneeded backslashes to escape brackets

I have the following code snippet: List<T[]>, which is an ordinary Java type using array syntax. Now, I want to put a link on that snippet, so I'm using the hyperlink button (), or Ctrl+L from ...
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Resizing the edit box causes a jump to the cursor

Resizing the edit box causes a jump to the cursor, as shown in the example below. It is quite annoying when one needs to expand the edit box several times.
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Ctrl+K doesn't work for &nbsp; indented lines

Below code is indented with 2 &nbsp;.   <- no-break space   <- no-break space I wrote this code block manually, i.e. prepend 4 spaces to each line. Why don't I use Ctrl+K? Because it didn'...
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Can we please have monospaced font on the app post editor?

It would be nice to have monospaced font in the editor so it would be easier to line up code, space things out, etc. It's really frustrating with trial and error to determine how to align code. Can we ...
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Undo button strips formatting while answering questions - maybe a little picky

When I'm answering a question I usually fat finger the quote button or press CTRL+v when I mean to strike CTRL+b. Example: If you had formatting on a word like this [ Testing ] And you click to ...