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

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Stop inserting hard line-wraps in blockquotes!

When you use the markdown editor's blockquote feature (the quote button / Ctrl+Q), it inserts hard line-wraps in the markdown source automatically for you. That is, it transforms text like this: ...
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Could the <kbd> tag be added to the editing help?

I happen to like the <kbd> tag for showing when keys should be pressed, but I can never remember it on the very few occasions that it would actually be useful. Having it in the help file would ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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CUT & Paste are not considered undoable operations

I finally figured out why the text editor sometimes behaves unexpectedly. Basically it doesn't consider cut or paste as undoable operations. So, if I cut something, there is no entry in the undo ...
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MathJax overeagerly re-renders equations

While editing this answer on Cryptography Beta, I discovered that MathJax re-renders all equations in the preview every time a character gets added to or removed from the text area (whether this ...
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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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Revision diff columns overflowing

I was editing a post, and I formatted the code better (markdown hates code with tab characters in it). When I was viewing the revisions (in source side-by-side diff mode), some of the lines were ...
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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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Offline markdown editor

I'm wondering if anybody else has the requirement of having an (offline) editor when posting long questions and answers and would prefer to create the text in a separate (offline) editor to reduce the ...
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Image uploader is not usable with the keyboard

How can I upload an image with the keyboard? There's a keyboard shortcut Ctrl+G, but it brings up a pop-up that's decidedly keyboard-hostile. Most key presses keep being sent to the editor widget: ...
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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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An option to disable the editor's undo/redo feature

It would be great to have an option to disable the editor's undo/redo feature. Motivation: it causes some annoying issues, e.g.: Ctrl+Z undoes twice in editor Editor's undo does not track pastes ...
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Why not SVG-capable editor?

Pasting a definition like: <!-- Generator: Adobe Illustrator 17.1.0, SVG Export Plug-In --> <svg version="1.1" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg" xmlns:xlink="http://www.w3.org/1999/...
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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[]`,...
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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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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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Reloading in-edit-mode answer after someone else makes an edit hides the edit box

I started to edit an answer on Space Exploration when someone else edited the same post and the notification bar appeared. When I clicked the reload notification bar to reload the answer with edits, ...
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Clean up editing button tooltips

The buttons above the post editing box on Stack Exchange sites have these tooltips: Strong <strong> Ctrl+B Emphasis <em> Ctrl+I Hyperlink <a> Ctrl+L Blockquote <blockquote> ...
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References to a comment on a deleted answer can break Stack Exchange JS

For the following URL, JavaScript breaks: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/16356382/splitting-a-braces-grouped-string-in-python/16356421?noredirect=1#comment23433042_16356421 This is a link to a ...
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Preview of the question's summary

It would be nice if the users asking the question could preview the way the summary of their question looks on the list of questions. The current way of automatically summarizing the question by its ...
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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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Re-using the “pre-formatted” text button on sites other than Stack Overflow

On Stack Overflow, there is a very useful button for adding code samples: However, the same button exists on other sites; here is a screenshot from Christianity: Apart from the tool tip, it's the ...
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Rendering of IPA notations with combining diacritic marks in the SE text editor (get rid of font Consolas?)

I've come across a rendering problem in the SE text editor when using combining diacritics in IPA notations, e.g. U+032F: 'au̯' and U+035C: 'a͜u' (German diphthongs). Several glyphs overlap making the ...
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Double click editor height adjust to expand

I think it would a really useful addition if you double click on the gray bar that allows you to stretch the editor's height that it would automatically expand, or perhaps expand to fit the entire ...
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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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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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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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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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Image uploader shouldn't remove unused link references

When editing a post and using the image uploader, any unused link references are completely removed. For example, this post has three image references, only one of which is used ([3]) in the body of ...
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Editor toolbar bug

I'm facing a bug since about a month I think. The editor toolbar on the desktop site seems to be created multiple time and forever: This happens in all the sites. I tested on Chrome 53, Firefox 47 ...
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Nonprintable chars appeared while editing at MO

This might be loosely related to an older question of mine. I was answering a question at Mathoverflow and after posting I obtained a number of upvotes (in some sense signalling that everything was ...
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Can't stop writing. Allow me to Escape textboxes

I'm using keyboard shortcuts on sites where I'm interested in moderating and general janitorial duties. For that I regularly use combinations like m + c + [num] + [num]. In and of itself this is not ...
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Can't move the cursor up and down after adding a hyperlink in the editor in Firefox

Whenever I use the Ctrl+L shortcut or the editor button to add a link in the editor, I can't move the cursor up or down afterwards anymore. This only happens in Firefox (39.0), but not in Opera (30.0....
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Undo feature in SE Web Markdown editor is exhibiting unexpected behavior in Safari and Firefox on OS X

Using undo in the editor is not undoing the previously entered text only, it's also undoing the last pasted content, e.g., I paste some text, type a word, hit CMD-Z to undo, and the word I typed plus ...
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Inconsistencies in markdown option button tooltips

The tooltip for the relatively new code snippets feature reads "Code snippet", which is inconsistent in terms of capitalisation by comparison with "Code Sample", "Numbered List", "Bulleted List" and "...
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SE Editor, please stop breaking my lists when I add new points to them

It's relatively simple. I have a numbered list, which has a Bulleted sublist on the first point... Then I want to add the next point (using ShiftReturn) and, shoops my bulleted sublist got included to ...
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Not allowed to commit an edit due to code faults

The Subject: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/22390148/rpio-not-able-to-run-as-daemon The Error notification: Your post appears to contain code that is not properly formatted as code. Please ...
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WYSIWYG editor on mobile version

Can you implement WYSIWYG editor in the mobile version of Stack Overflow? I'm kinda often use the site from my iPhone and it would be nice not to enter *s and `s manually. :)
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Make multi-line code indent work with sloppy selections in the editor

This is only a minor annoyance, but one at least I often run into. Would it be possible to make the "indent code" button (or Ctrl+K) always indent entire lines when there's a multi-line selection? It ...
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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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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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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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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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Line number in editors

Since the post/question editor automatically wraps long lines, it is helpful to have line numbers to see whether it's a newline or just a space, since Markdown is sensitive to whitespaces. Line ...
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Links in text are parsed differently in preview than in posted questions and answers

For instance, http://perldoc.perl.org/perlvar.html#$@. In the preview, the link extends through the @, as expected, but in the posted result it ends with the #.
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Styling bug on “Your Answer” Toolbar

The help icon in the toolbar for answering a question looks like it's in the wrong position. Firefox 42.0 Windows 10, couldn't replicate in other browsers. It appears on multiple communities. ...
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Inline code button doesn't work with existing backticks

When I write some text, select it, and press the "code sample" button, it surrounds the selected text with single backticks. This is not sufficient to turn the text into a code sample in the case ...