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

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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 ...
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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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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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Using HTML ` ` 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   and  . Neither in the rendered ...
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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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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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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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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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“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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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 ...
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“Tag too long” error tooltip shows up erroneously after canceling out of an edit

Steps to reproduce: Edit a question. Create a tag longer than 25 characters. Cancel the edit. Expected behavior: The editor closes, nothing else happens. Actual behavior: An error tooltip appears ...
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Tag autocompletion should give higher ranking for tags that begin with the entered string

I think the tag autocompletion (when creating/editing a question) should rank those tags higher that begin with the entered string. Otherwise it can happen that a tag is not suggested although it ...
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Code block preview - inconsistent rendering of backslashes

Here's a screenshot of a post edit on Stack Overflow: Note the double backslashes (part of Java syntax) and how they render in preview. When the post is actually committed, the double backslashes are ...
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Code entry problem in Android app

I posted this answer through the iOS app without problems. Previously I tried to posted it (exact same text) through the Android app, but I got this message: Please fix the following: Your ...
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Losing unsaved edit on refresh from conflicting edit

I was editing an answer (my own, but I do not think that's relevant) while someone else saved his edit on the same answer. Now, I got the notification bar for new changes that could be shown, above ...
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Don't refocus the question editor when clicking the preview

When I click the preview below the editor of a new question or answer, the editor gets refocused. (This issue does not apply when editing a question or answer.) Meaning I can't select text to copy. ...
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Uploading an image duplicates references that are used multiple times

Okay, it's kind of difficult to explain in a title, so here goes. Imagine you inserted a URL into your post using the reference syntax, and then use that URL multiple times; the most common scenario ...
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Preview for links differs from rendered HTML

When I try to escape a URL (using a backslash), to prevent it being automatically hyperlinked, the preview is rendered like so; However, upon posting it appears like this; I.e. the preview differs ...
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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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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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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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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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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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data: image crashes browser

It seems that the image insertion tool (ctrl-G in the editor) can't handle an inline image — i.e., one whose src property uses the "data:" protocol. It just totally locked up the browser. ...
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Editor feature renumbers link tags, making diffs in long posts hard to read

It is known that the javascript-based post editor sometimes renumbers all Markdown format link identifiers in a post, including identifiers of links that aren't even touched in an edit. This causes ...
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Large image file upload is missing proper error handling

I was trying to upload this image when asking an android-app question, but I got the following message when pressing "Add picture" after selecting "From my computer" and browsing the file (you need to ...
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Issue caused by subtle misuse of the add link button

In the add link dialog, entering the code http://example.com/ "optional title" ...gives the link enter link description here, as expected, to example.com. However, using a trailing dot, like ...
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Remember height of textarea for edit/posting?

It would be nice if SO backend would save users preferenced height of THIS textearea (I'm writing there right now) for later use. I'bored about resizing it everytime I access editor
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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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Markdown Editor Toolbar missing?

Recently, sometimes, whenever I edit / create, a post the markdown buttons / preview seem to be missing: In the console. Markdown and StackExchange.MarkdownEditor are both undefined. I don't see a ...
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Transferring equations from Word Equation Editor to StackExchange

How do I enter equations produced by Word Equation Editor into StackExchange and have them appear as Professional Format equations? When I try by copying from Word and pasting in StackExchange, they ...
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Can we have the profile page biography editor show the width of the actual space?

The profile page editor has a full-width preview window for the biography. However, the actual bio is much narrower and shorter. Why don't we have it so you can preview how it will look after it is ...
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Pressing Ctrl+Z while editing tags in Firefox deletes the whole tag

I noticed something weird happening while editing tags on a question: Initial state: After pressing the backspace key once, to edit the last tag: After pressing undo (Ctrl+Z or Command+Z): ...
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Adding a comment hides parts of earlier comments

The comments are all show correctly. Then I hit the add comment button then the existing comments are reformatted and the last few characters are hidden under the right hand sidebar I am Safari 7.0.1 ...
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Markdown editor does not handle code correctly in lists

Note that this is not complaining about the fact that 8 spaces are needed for code in lists. It is complaining that the editor doesn't seem to respect this. As Markdown specifies, 8 spaces are needed ...
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Edit feature has misaligned process/tips suggestions sidebar

Please see screenshot below. You can see that the "How to edit" box is misaligned. I have tried this in Firefox Safe Mode(The default "Ubufox" on Ubuntu 12.04), and have tried it with all addons ...
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Suggestion for better icon separation in markdown editor

I think it'd be useful to split the Hyperlink, BlockQuote, CodeSample, and Image actions/icons into 2 groups that are organized closer to their functionality as the other buttons are arranged. B I | ...
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Keyboard-driven editing sucks on slower machines

I work on a netbook, which isn't top-notch machine and when I compose either a question or an answer and I try to mark chars or words of phrases with: Shift+[left/right arrow] Ctrl+Shift+[left/right ...
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Markdown editor bug for inline code links

I think there is a bug with the editor. Create a inline codeblock with the back ticks. SomeClassName Double click the single word which highlights SomeClassName. Click add a link and save it. [...
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Consistent Handling of Illegal URLs

As expressed in relevant answers here on meta (questions 6808 and 11581) there are URLs which are illegal to use in questions and answers. The system should be enhanced to address those URLs in two ...
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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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Arrow keys not working while editing answers or comments

Using IE9 on Windows 7 when I type a comment or an answer that exceeds the available vertical size of the editing control (so there is a vertical scroll bar) the arrow keys stop working properly: the ...
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Don't remove the edited text from the window if an edit cannot be applied anymore to a chat message

If you entered a message in chat and then noticed you want to word it differently or add something, but you take too long to edit it, you will receive a message from SO that tells you It's too ...