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For questions about the standard editor for Stack Exchange posts, which supports a live preview of Markdown syntax.

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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 Chrome for Android, 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 ...
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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: xxx@yyy.com 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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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Do not capture Ctrl + F/B/K keyboard events when editing in Stack Overflow Editor on Mac OS X [duplicate]

On Mac OS X, these shortcuts Ctrl + B, Ctrl + K belong to Mac's readline shortcut: https://jblevins.org/log/kbd Since Stack Overflow's editor has used Cmd + B/K as a shortcut for editing, there isn't ...
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On the <2k edit page, can we please see the comments on our post?

I receive suggestions (in comments) to improve my own question. I start editing. I forget some of the suggestions, what should I do? I normally go back and forth until I finish editing. I can use two ...
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Problem with editor formatting when using Edge Broswer [duplicate]

I have recently noticed a couple of problems when using the editor to re-edit an answer when using the Edge browser on Windows 10: the editor is scrolled to the bottom of the text (as oppose to ...
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Extra "lines" are being added when creating/editing questions/answers in Edge

Lately, I've noticed that extra lines are being added when I create questions/answers. For example, if I write: Your problem is X, Y, Z. Fix it by doing: Code Then maybe also do some other ...
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Add string "Advanced help" into transifex

In the editor there is a string Advanced help: But there is no such string in the transifex. Previously used string was advanced help (key 7a3845cdfc05fdb11c21d4d2250fcad3). Could you add new ...
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Still trying to learn some basic formatting -- can I say "click here to skip this section"?

I post mainly to Aviation Stack Exchange. Please let me know if the "chat" feature of ASE, or any other place, would be a better place to ask this question. I am still in the process of learning ...
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Allow edit to be continued during imgur's image load

Can we have a functionality that will insert corresponding line immediately: [![enter image description here][1]][1] and allow us to continue editing of a question or an answer while actual image ...
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Improved support for React in the code snippet editor?

Overview of Feedback Supported React Versions Development vs. Production Auto-enable Use BabelJS / ES2015 Insert React boilerplate React Version Currently, the newest version of React available in ...
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Inline Code Editor Unusable in Chrome

From what I've read, this is the proper place for this thing. I first thought tweeting you would get an answer, but I guess not. On Stack Overflow, when you answer/ask a question, you have the option ...
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Inconsistency in image posting between mobile & desktop, mobile is better

When adding an image to a post from the mobile site, the "inline" markdown form: [![alt](url)] is used. This is clean, self-contained, and easy to edit. The desktop site, however, adds the image in ...
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Make the post editor { } button use code fences instead of indent syntax

At least on Stack Overflow, new users tend to insert their code using the { } "code sample" button in the formatting bar, which uses 4 spaces to pad the code and create a code block. However,...
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Pasting hyperlink as text with leading space leads needlessly to broken links [duplicate]

When inserting a link via the SE editor it happens a lot that a broken link is generated. This seems to happen because a link is selected as text and pasted into the box. The result is a generated ...
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Code block with more than 81 characters adds a newline if preceded with spaces

The standard editor for posts seems to have problem with non-word-breakable code blocks above a certain length. If such a 'word' is present in the editor, inserting spaces before it to create a code ...
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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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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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