Questions tagged [editor]

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

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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/...
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Tag information appears below Edit Summary box

The tag information box appears below the Edit Summary box on the editing page for tag wikis (see screenshot below). I am using Chrome Canary 19.0.1046.0 on Windows 7 64-bit. You can try and ...
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Canceling a title edit doesn't ask for confirmation

I was editing a question and started from the title. Then when editing question body I accidentally pressed "Esc" instead of "`" for code formatting (body wasn't edited yet). The edit was closed ...
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Markdown renderer doesn't accept é or ö in links

e.g.: Source [This link will merge with the text and the 2nd link][1] non-link text [this link causes the previous link to merge with it.][2] [1]: http://example.com/ [2]: http://example.com/...
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Progress of new WMD editor? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Will the WMD repository ever be updated? What's the latest on the progress with the wmd-new editor that the StackOverflow guys were doing? As far as I can tell, there are 2 ...
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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, ...
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Discrepancy between the WMD preview and posted lists

Mixing unordered lists and ordered lists gets you a list that follows the first list element to decide if it is an ordered or unordered list on the preview, but on the resulting post, you get a ...
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Add a character palette to the editor

A small character palette in the sidebar would go a long way to bringing more Unicode awesomeness to StackExchange. I for one am tired of typing -- in place of an em-dash — and we live in 2010, for ...
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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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Writing a long post… losing everything [closed]

So I recently signed up for Stack Overflow and wanted to write my first question. Then, after carefully wording it and writing the post (it took.. I don't know, 20 minutes), I click on "log in" (...
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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 ...
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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?
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Why are HTML tags silently ignored?

When people ask questions and put HTML tags outside of code blocks one of two things happens. It's a supported tag and it changes the formatting. This is usually OK, because it's easy to spot that ...
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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 ...
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Changing code indentation levels automatically or manually [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Add increase/decrease tab indent buttons to the editor toolbar If you have some code which is heavy nested and you just copy some of the inner code you end up with a lot of ...
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Unicode Entities are shown in preview, but not in the post

When editing a question and including entities like &#x25C1;, they are shown in the preview window. This applies both to hexadecimal entities only. However, in the final post, they're not ...
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All links in markdown editing help should open in a new window

In the markdown editing help there are two links that go else where - the Advanced help link and the link about what HTML is supported. The HTML link does not open in a new window, like the advanced ...
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Uploading an image from the web can leave paste broken in editor

While reuploading a bunch of old ImageShack images to imgur, I noticed something funny: sometimes, after uploading an image from the web, I would no longer be able to paste anything into the edit box. ...
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Add feature to WMD for re-aligning code blocks

Quite often I see code formatted like this in questions: foo bar hello If the code consists of sufficiently long lines, it ends up looking like this: ...
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Can markdown icons be available on the iPad?

As you can see by the screenshot below, neither buttons nor even the live-preview is available on the iPad. StackExchange is great on mobile devices, maybe it can be full available in mobile safari ...
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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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Allow me to paste images directly into the question body [duplicate]

It'd be extremely handy if we were able to paste images directly into the post textarea (both from photos saved on my iPhone, and photos from other websites, if there's any difference). I'd expect ...
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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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Improve the usability experience of posts that “appear to contain code that is not properly formatted as code”

I recently got this message when trying to post a question: Oops! Your question couldn't be submitted because: Your post appears to contain code that is not properly formatted as code. ...
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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?
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Editing a question automatically removes “Hello” [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Edit source differs from question view? Or are we each other's friends now? some text of the question doesnt appear while edit I was about to edit the following question:...
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Screen flickers composing an answer from iPhone

Try to post a question or an answer in the iPhone and you will know what I talking about
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Alt Gr + Y won't insert “>” character in question/answer using Hungarian keyboard

I use a Hungarian keyboard: If I press Alt Gr + Y, which should insert a > character, nothing happens. I have to press Alt Gr + . (dot) to achieve this. This is really annoying when answering/...
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Position of HTML attributes breaks embedding images

I want to embed an image of this beautiful unicorn. <img src="http://i.stack.imgur.com/YHnAW.png"/> Perfect! Now, it's a little too … majestic, so I'd like to make it smaller. Markdown doesn't ...
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Keyboard shortcut overlay

I've just been trying to find a list of WMD editor keyboard shortcuts - and I can't see one. There's the formatting reference, but I can't see a keyboard shortcut list. Obviously this could be ...
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Please improve the auto-linking to allow square and round brackets

For example, this won't work with the linking feature: http://java.sun.com/j2se/1.5.0/docs/api/java/util/Arrays.html#binarySearch(int[], int) If I try and [link it][1] this is the result. [1]: ...
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Opening the post editor in a new tab does not pass a review audit

While reviewing late answers, I attempted to edit a poor answer by opening the editor in a new tab, and was faced with a notification that the post had been deleted. If the post was deleted, the ...
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Are the icons used on the WMD editor on Stack Overflow going to be changed?

Are the icons used for the WMD editor shown on Stack Overflow going to be changed? The reason I am asking is that the Hyperlink icon shown on the "Remove New User Restrictions" privilege page on ...
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The editor doesn't correctly build the link when the selected text contains brackets

The button to create a link doesn't behave correctly when the text contains brackets. Suppose you want to create a link from "unicorns -[discussion]"; selecting the text, and clicking the link ...
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Where can I get Stack Overflow's version of the WMD editor with the image upload feature?

I am looking for the code for the Web Markdown (WMD) editor that implements the file upload feature currently provided by Stack Overflow. I tried using the code at http://github.com/derobins/wmd, but ...
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Markdown cannot parse posts with added links when there are Images with Links in them

In this Meta question, I posted a image, and a link, I've enclosed the markdown text: I was reading [a recent Meta question about users not showing up on the Area 51 Stack Exchange 'users' page][1] (...
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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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Improving the post/question editor for coding support?

I love StackExchange. The only frustration is copying and pasting code over or writing code in answers and posts. For example, to write the following block of Python: 1. def hello(self): 2. if (...
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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 ...