Questions tagged [editor]

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

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What's the difference between the wmd editor and the one hosted on github?

Bit confused, what is the difference between the version of the editor on Github and the one here: http://wmd-editor.com/ Is it the same thing?
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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://...
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Flag dialog for faded offensive posts appears below answer editor [duplicate]

Similar to this, but containing more bugginess. Take a look at this: The post was grayed out because it received (presumably) 3 offensive flags. The answer was simply a random string of profanities. ...
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Localhost in URL = numeric?

I understand the reasoning for the error message, I'm just a little unsure about the wording of it: Links cannot contain 'localhost' (try a non-numeric domain)
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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 ...
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More obvious formatting help for new users

I often see new users that are unaware of the formatting capabilities of the WMD editor, prominently the "format as code" function. Some of them don't format their code at all (especially XML and ...
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Quote formatting with Ctrl+Q puts the > in annoying places [duplicate]

If I paste in a quote and press Ctrl + Q it will apply quote formatting like so: "Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore ...
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The editor's link functionality illegaly changes content inside code blocks [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Adding a new link to a post messes up the code already present in the post When adding / changing links in a post via the editor's "Hyperlink" button, the editor may renumber ...
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Why is the text editor not two-column?

It will be great if it have two column view mode, like StackEdit. Every time I'm writing a long post, it is frustrating to scroll down and up. Sometimes I just write the post using StackEdit and ...
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When creating an answer, accidental Tab can ruin the session

Using IE8. On any screen, where there's an edit field, but no other text fields, there's a problem. If you accidentally press Tab while typing your answer, the focus will jump to the Post Your ...
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Can't post answer using HTML <pre> because it gets misinterpreted as code

I'm trying to answer Compute rotation matrix using the magnetic field and my answer needs to use HTML because I need to show a table containing mathematics formulas. I've posted my answer here, ...
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Minor bug: Croatian keyboard layout's ] combo (AltGr+G) results in Insert Image dialog

As every programmer, I ] need my ][ square ] brackets. But at the moment, I have to switch to US layout in order to type them on StackOverflow. Since Croatia is not a big country, it's not all that ...
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Make blockquote formatting button not destroy the source layout! [duplicate]

You ever had a post in front of you where the OP did mix up blockquote and code formatting? Not those easy cases where he/she wrote a > character before the paragraph himself, but those cases when ...
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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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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 -...
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Please set the editor tab size to 4

Markdown renders tabs as 4 spaces, but browsers traditionally render tabs using a width of 8, so they look like 8 spaces in the edit box. It is possible to override the display tab size using the ...
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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.
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Implement an API call to display LaTeX as inline image

One can use https://chart.googleapis.com/chart?cht=tx&chl= + LaTeX formula as URL for an image to display formulae, e.g. this (credit goes to Vortico for his comment on the Physics proposal at ...
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Blockquoting null?

I was just editing a Stack Overflow question I had answered via the Android app. There I used the rather new feature of these editing buttons. I marked some text (after adding a second space at the ...
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Stack Exchange URL anchor text in posts are no longer being converted to link titles in post preview

I've noticed over the past week or two (or three?) that Stack Exchange URLs in posts don't have their anchor text automatically converted to the title of the linked post during the edit and preview ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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How does SO remove HTML tags from questions?

I am curious how SO goes about removing HTML tags from posts. I just started using their MarkdownSharp project. By default MarkdownSharp encodes any HTML within code blocks like this: <span style="...
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Improving a suggested edit on a tag wiki excerpt lets me exceed the excerpt max length

When checking crypto's suggested edit queue this evening, I saw a suggested edit for a tag wiki that needed improving, so I went ahead and did it. This presented me with good old Pagedown, however, ...
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Pasting code and undoing undo much more than expected

Like this: Once, I read somewhere (hence, this is may be a duplicate post, but I cannot find no one else reporting it right now) this problem is because when you paste something on StackExchange ...
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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 ...
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Make textareas (vertically) resizable

As noted in several question here on Meta, resizing a textarea horizontally used to break the pages layout: Prevent the post text area from being obscured by the sidebar when resized Format and ...
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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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Markdown quirkiness with hyperlinks including images

I noticed some weird behavior of Markdown regarding adding hyperlinks to images. Start with an image: ![alt text][1] [1]: http://example.com/image.jpg Now, highlight ![alt text][1] and hit Ctrl+...
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Allow “small” and “abbr” HTML tags [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Allow the <small> tag A long time ago Jeff posted about allowed HTML tags and also asked what other tags do we want allowed. In the answers to that question, some tags ...
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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 ...
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Two question edit boxes?

When editing this question I somehow managed to get two edit boxes, 2 previews etc. This is the best screen-shot I could manage. I don't think I did anything particularly strange in order to manage ...
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Pressing Esc when adding link also dismisses edit popup

When you press Esc on an editor popup while in an edit dialog, the popup is closed. Steps to reproduce: Find a post with a suggested edit Click the edit(1) link Click Improve Use the editor to add a ...
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Editing toolbar items and vote buttons should be keyboard navigable

I am a blind user of the computer, registered on Stack Exchange few days ago. I am able to use most of the site without many problems. But there are things that need improvement. An example is the ...
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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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What can we do about low-quality edits?

It really bugs me to see tiny edits to posts that need major editing. For example, I mean edits that fix two or three typos but ignore other instances of the same typo just a few sentences away; ...
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Is it possible to know the count of edits I made on Stack Overflow?

Is it possible to know the number of edits I made on Stack Overflow? For example, is there a way to know our status towards reaching the copy editor badge?
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Is there an official SO version of the WMD editor available for download? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where's the WMD editor open source project? I'd like to know if the version of Markdown that SO uses, with the same header with blank background and the same help button ...
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What WYSIWYG editor is Stack Overflow using? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What's the difference between the wmd editor and the one hosted on github? Where's the WMD editor open source project? I feel that the editor I'm using to input ...
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What is the markdown for menu options

Is there a markdown syntax for menu options? For example if I want to express a keyboard shortcut I can use <kbd>Ctrl</kbd> + <kbd>C</kbd> to get Ctrl + C Is there a way ...
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Display loses <$fh> in code block, but shows it in preview

The following formatting causes the preview output to differ from the actual output. It contains the text <$fh>. The preview displays the <$fh> while it does not display in the actual ...
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How can we make the code formatting button more discoverable?

Today, after being on StackOverflow for five years, I have discovered the { } button, after reading some blog post. My life was changed. Well, not exactly, but it did make it a lot easier to indent ...
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Toolbar options are not displaying in Edit Profile - About me section

Toolbar options are not displaying in Edit Profile page About me section. Issue can be reproduced in all the Stack Exchange sites. Seeing the following error in Google Chrome console: ...
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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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Stackoverflow-like text editing

We use a markup style system in a CMS. It works in a similar way to the system used for asking questions on stackoverflow (though it uses a different syntax). I am curious if the text editing system ...
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Down arrow key won't work after using the Hyperlink button

I found another odd bug... but I can only repro it in Firefox (40.0.2 for OSX). It doesn't occur in Chrome or Safari. I understand that, if it is a FF only thing, there's possibly nothing you guys can ...
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Line break broken for headers

If I have a file link for instance or any other text without spaces that is longer than the text box, it should be automatically line-broken. file:///C:/Windows/Microsoft.Net/assembly/GAC_MSIL/...