Stack Exchange Network

Stack Exchange network consists of 175 Q&A communities including Stack Overflow, the largest, most trusted online community for developers to learn, share their knowledge, and build their careers.

Visit Stack Exchange

Questions tagged [editor]

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

235
votes
11answers
7k views

Allow questions to be saved as drafts prior to posting

Many times it takes me a while to properly compose my question before posting. Sometimes it's just a jumble of ideas and concepts, and is not something I'd want seen immediately. However, there is no ...
32
votes
4answers
4k views

Why should users have to press Return twice to insert new lines?

When I post a question and want to add a new line, I have to press Return two times, or else the next text will appear on the same line. Is this really supposed to behave this way? If so, why?
65
votes
4answers
2k views

Add increase/decrease tab indent buttons to the editor toolbar

These should work by adding spaces or removing spaces from the beginning of the current line or every line between the start and end of a text selection (inclusive). (edited this question to ...
11
votes
8answers
567 views

WMD unable to render markup inside words [duplicate]

Wrote text in an rtl language (from the context of the question you can see it is done with good reason). I then tried to make bold one letter within the word, while making the entire word in italics -...
97
votes
4answers
909 views

Support anchor names in posts

I admit this feature request is probably somewhat limited in useful scope, but I'm throwing it out there anyway. Inspired by this answer, and because I want to use it on this one, I'm requesting that ...
18
votes
1answer
4k views

Where's the WMD editor open source project?

Where is the open source project for the WMD editor used on this site?
102
votes
18answers
2k views

Improvements to editor for formatting source code

Does anyone else have problems with the editor? I may be doing something incredibly stupid, but I find that whenever I use tab I tab out of the box. This is obviously irritating if you're trying to ...
33
votes
1answer
686 views

Add an Image Upload button to the Mobile Site

With the release of iOS 6, the most commonly used mobile browser now supports standard generic image upload buttons. This is actually really handy. I can take screenshots on my phone or iPad, and use ...
34
votes
8answers
27k views

WMD editor bug: German keyboard layout - “@” creates blockquote section

Looking at the WMD editor tooltips, I see that Ctrl+Q is supposed to create a blockquote: "Blockquote <blockquote> Ctrl+Q" In the German keyboard layout, the @ and Q share one key, you would ...
145
votes
16answers
4k views

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 ...
7
votes
9answers
1k views

Please add a spell checker to the Markdown editor

It would be nice to see a built-in spell checker into the main text-panel for posts. Every time I post here or Stack Overflow I quickly open up Gmail, paste my post there, and use its spell ...
16
votes
1answer
780 views

Auto escape URL when entering with hyperlink button (Ctrl+L)

Whenever the following characters appear in an URL in a link of the form [foo][1] … [1]: http://..., the server won't parse it as URL: ^, {, }, \ and the following won't work in preview: $, ^, *, ...
11
votes
3answers
340 views

Italicizing words that include an underscore doesn't work

Here's the screenshot of my experience with italic text over Stack Overflow. Basically it just wraps the word into asterisks and leaves it like this. Here on Meta I do not observe this bug.
8
votes
2answers
323 views

Bug using quote button in Google Chrome on Windows

When highlighting text and using the quote button, the replaced text is incorrect. It takes the end of the quote, and adds that as extra to both the beginning and the end of the replaced text, ...
7
votes
3answers
423 views

How does The Editor Handle Tab Characters?

While editing WinForms Control.BeginInvoke asynchronous callback, I found that it actually contains tab characters (despite the fact that they cannot be entered into the editor via keyboard). That ...
42
votes
2answers
483 views

Adding a new link to a post messes up indexes in square brackets in code already present in the post

In an answer, I was adding some links to the documentation, after I wrote some PHP code. As result, the code was altered. Take as example the following Markdown with an indented code block. if (...
51
votes
3answers
1k views

Auto indentation in code editor

When writing code in the question/answer editor's code block I believe that it would be extremely useful if we could have the code auto indented instead of being forced to hit space bar multiple times....
17
votes
4answers
865 views

Blockquote glitch in editor in Chrome 6 and 7

Please star this ticket rchern helpfully created to help have the bug addressed: Issue 56095: Markdown behavior since v6 branch Well, I would just bump up this question with an edit, but my ...
71
votes
1answer
343 views

The editor should be able to convert multi-line blocks to lists

Let's say I write up a bunch of rows and decide I want to make it a list: Item 1 Another Item Something Else When I mark each line and click the "List" button (doesn't matter which one), the Editor ...
1
vote
6answers
1k views

Having font color option in Stack Overflow question editor

Stack Overflow provides good tools in the question editor, like "Links" and "Styling". Another thing that for me would be nice is a color selector. Although an HTML editor is available, a direct ...
7
votes
1answer
135 views

Edit button shows source of older revision

When I hit "edit" on this question the editor shows the source not of the current revision, but the one before it. I can reproduce this in multiple browsers, both logged in and anonymously and ...
13
votes
3answers
2k views

What's the deal with the WMD editor?

In 2008 Jeff announced the plans for a wmd open source project, progress was made, then drobbins picked up for a few months and stuff seemed to progress for a while. Since then there have been 6-7 ...
17
votes
0answers
81 views

Allow folding/collapsing of certain segments of posts

A question with attachments, screenshots and/or long code, makes it vertically long and often difficult to read fast. It would be nice to have a new kind of format, such as 'hideable', with a graphic ...
20
votes
2answers
4k views

On Mac browsers, Command-L should select the address bar

When I view any normal site on a Macintosh using Safari, Chrome or Firefox, Command-L selects all the text in the address bar, allowing me to navigate somewhere by URL. This is similar to Alt-D, the ...
105
votes
2answers
2k views

Mysterious Butt

I was attempting to answer a question today on SO and include some screenshots to help illustrate what I was talking about. Everything was fine until I went to upload my fourth image. Here is what ...
20
votes
0answers
320 views

Option to disable keyboard shortcuts in WMD [duplicate]

I use Safari because it supports most of Emacs keyset in textareas. Unfortunately, Stack Overflow breaks that. (Especially annoying are strong text (C-b, left-arrow), followed shortly by enter code ...
116
votes
4answers
858 views

Add explicit support for citing scientific literature

The number of scientific Stack Exchange sites is increasing steadily currently we have for the natural sciences: Statistical Analysis, Math, Theoretical Computer Science, Physics, Skeptics, Astronomy, ...
0
votes
2answers
291 views

Links with quotation marks are broken

I'm not sure whether this is a valid (per spec) url or not, but this url http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=9230708&st=samsung+lcd+32"&lp=1&type=product&cp=1&id=...
38
votes
1answer
356 views

Let me preview an edit so that it appears with the same style as revisions

I am editing a question and would like to preview my changes prior to saving. I can see how the page will look and can optionally hide this preview. However, I would like to see the actual changes ...
20
votes
1answer
421 views

Ctrl+Z undoes twice in editor

When I press Control+Z in the editor for Ask/Answer question, my last 2 modifications are undone. What I mean is, that if I press Control+Z, followed by Control+Shift+Z, the text will not be the same ...
20
votes
2answers
245 views

Allowing Ctrl+k in comments [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Formatting Keyboard Shortcuts for Comments I often use `keyword` (quotes around keywords) to highlight some keyword or phrase in comments. While the backticks work, the ...
7
votes
4answers
150 views

Buttons and Preview gone?

I have been using SO for a few hours this evening and all of a sudden, the edit buttons and preview disappeared. I am using Chrome and OS X 10.7. I just cleared my cache, but the buttons are still ...
7
votes
9answers
2k views

Why don't Stack Exchange sites use a rich text editor?

Why does the Stack Exchange network of sites use Markdown instead of some other rich text editor like FCKEditor or TinyMCE?
10
votes
1answer
199 views

Make TAB work on the editor

In the editor it'd be really nice if the tab key is trapped with JavaScript and is transferred to 4 space or similar so when I try to indent my code I can do it with one key. We have the code button ...
3
votes
2answers
295 views

Question editor unavailable under iPad

When posting a question using an iPad, the richtext box icons are missing. P.s.: Also the similar questions div can't be scrolled, but this has been noted earlier.
2
votes
2answers
597 views

preview vs post linking difference

Vaguely related to: Links to URLs containing parentheses This is likely to do with encoding URLs for safety, but here's a case that works in the preview and the rollover title is "Speakers" yet ...
1
vote
1answer
131 views

Let the user choose what the TAB does in the editor with caveats

I've read in the meta the discussion on why it's not a good idea to Change 'TAB' keyboard press functionality when typing a question so that it insert spaces instead of changing focus. The ...
46
votes
2answers
353 views

Add support for abbr tag

The <abbr> tag is useful to clarify abbreviations without hunting down external links for them. Migrating this from: http://stackoverflow.uservoice.com/pages/1722-general/suggestions/118664-add-...
14
votes
1answer
17k views

Stack Overflow - Official WMD editor [duplicate]

Which of the numerous WMD editors are used on Stack Overflow? When I Google SO and WMD Editor there are several results linking to several different forks. What I've found so far are: https://...
11
votes
1answer
399 views

Will the WMD repository ever be updated?

If you check out the github repository, the last update was March 2009. Version 3, I guess. The team has added a lot of changes and fixes over the last two years. Is that the last open source ...
27
votes
0answers
217 views

Editor's undo does not track pastes

The editor doesn't seem to know when a paste occurs. Example: Open a new editor (either to write a new post or to edit an existing one), and paste some text as the first thing you do. Notice that the ...
6
votes
3answers
299 views

What are the most useful hotkeys/tips in the WMD editor?

In the WMD editor, I recently discovered: CTRL-L (link) CTRL-G (graphic) CTRL-B (bold) CTRL-I (italic) What are some other useful hotkeys or tips on using WMD more efficiently?
-2
votes
2answers
178 views

Better drafts feature for questions [duplicate]

The current draft functionality is at best quite lame. I think it would be easier to ask better questions if I could draft my questions and have any number of drafts I like, like in a standard email ...
11
votes
1answer
209 views

Review queue edit posts mouse doesn't work

Basically when reviewing a low quality post, if I choose to edit the item, I cannot move the cursor by clicking in the textarea. The keyboard is working fine, but any mouse interaction appears to be ...
4
votes
1answer
260 views

Code after bullet list isn't rendered correctly [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to nest code within a list using markdown If there is a list immediately followed by a code block the code block is not recognized as code (Even though there is a newline ...
26
votes
0answers
574 views
+50

Adding a link with a space in front causes the link to not work

When you paste a link into the "Insert Hyperlink" box, it adds it automatically as a citation link: [Example 1][1] [1]: http://example.com But when you paste a link starting with a space , it ...
8
votes
0answers
120 views

Link button in post editor escapes square brackets in code

The link button in the post editor incorrectly escapes square brackets in inline code. To reproduce: Write the following MarkDown in the editor text text `function[]` text text Select `function[]`,...
16
votes
2answers
6k views

Imgur upload box is not keyboard-friendly

We have lots of wonderful keyboard shortcuts with which to compose an answer. One of these is CTRL-G, which brings up the image uploader. Unfortunately, the resulting box requires me to remove my ...
16
votes
3answers
204 views

Is it ok to save and re-upload images in questions?

Some of the questions and answers I've been tidying up have sample screenshots where the images are hosted by third party sites such as ImageShack. To guard against potential image rot in the future ...
11
votes
1answer
125 views

Preview Breaks with Invalid Tag Name [tag:+]

In the formatted preview for Questions & Answers, typing a tag link with an invalid tag name "crashes" the preview. As soon as you type the following the preview stops updating and an error can be ...