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

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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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Bug in editor for numbered lists?

I noticed what seemed to be a bug in the way the stackoverflow editor handles numbered lists. I did a search on meta for this and it didn't come up, but if it is a duplicate, I'll delete the question. ...
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Is the complete SO rendering JS available uncompressed?

I have a blog which I've started working on for the first time in a while, and I can't help but notice how often I want to use the SO markup. I don't just mean prettify, I mean using `, __, and * as ...
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Why are image links by the editor not inline?

I see that image links have the URL at the bottom, which may confuse new users, and has become a minor nuisance at Ask Ubuntu, leaving unhandleable (due to the URL being lost) problems. Is the ...
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Please add a user preference to allow me to disable your fancy textarea and use a plain one

The text box I am writing this in and use to answer questions interferes with my normal browser usage quite a bit, anyone like myself who uses any sort of extension that changes editting areas (Emacs /...
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Measure against frustration when question has been closed or deleted

It happened several times that wanted to answer a question on SO. I did some research, edited a text, corrected typing errors using Microsoft Word (my English not very good) and created a code example....
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How do you indent code in the post editor? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I format my code blocks? When writing code in SO, I always press Tab to indent my code. It doesn't work. Instead, I lose focus on the question text area. To actually ...
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Let us define a custom link when uploading images

When I upload an image via the editor dialog, it automatically links back to itself. I would like the option to specify custom URL instead, which it would link to, e.g. by adding a textbox in the ...
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Code is incorrectly wrapped when applying blockquote style

Often, I embed code snippets from other sites as actual block quotes (together with their explanation). Expected result Let's take this absolutely nonsense example. I want to see this output: If ...
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Where can I find the Stack Overflow Markdown editor? [duplicate]

Where can I find / download the source code that is used for the Markdown editor used by Stack Overflow? This is what it looks like:
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Firefox freezes (script execution uses 100% cpu) upon trying to quote

I was trying to post a question on SO and when I select the "what" in the last sentence and press the quote button, FF freezes because of Script: stackoverflow.com/Content/Js/wmd.js?v=3297:1 which is ...
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Problem when auto indenting code on shift+enter

I don't know about you guys but this is starting to get annoying. There's a problem when you try to keep the indentation using Shift+Enter in a code block. Having the caret at the end of the line ...
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Unable to copy unprintable unicode characters into the code editor

I recently asked a question about how an obfuscated program that relied on non-printable unicode characters worked. One of the problems I had here is that when I tried copying the code into my ...
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Shortcut key for 'change to web' in Add Image dialog

I, like several other, use shortcuts a lot and having the Editor with shortcuts is a lovely feature, but I do miss one shortcut. I tend to use JING to do screeshoots of what I'm talking about and it ...
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⌘⇧Z and ⌃⇧Z redo keyboard shortcuts don't work

The keyboard shortcuts command+shift+z and ctrl+shift+z for redo in text input boxes don't work. The shortcuts command+y and ctrl+y work correctly, but aren't the standard on OS X. Undo works (with ...
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Make WMD (Wiki Mark Down) convert tabs to spaces

Is there any chance the WMD editor could convert pasted tabs (e.g. in sample code etc.) to a fixed number of spaces (e.g. 4) so that the display in the question/answer pane would be easier to read and ...
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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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Body content formatting on mobile [duplicate]

I recently joined SO and related sites, and whilst raising a question I noticed that there was no obvious way for me to apply Markdown styling to body content via mobile. For instance, if I were to ...
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Edit toolbar and preview aren't loading correctly for tag wikis [duplicate]

When I try to create or edit a tag wiki, I don't see the edit toolbar, neither do I see the preview below the post: When I attempt to load an editing form for a post, it briefly shows like this, ...
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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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Evaluate the FR for: Add increase/decrease indent buttons to the wysiwyg editor [duplicate]

A long time ago there was a feature request asking to add increase/decrease indent buttons to the editor toolbar: These should work by adding spaces or removing spaces from the beginning of the ...
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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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Why use server side markdown?

Why did SO decide to use Markdown sharp? It seems that a better idea would be to get both the HTML and the markdown from the client-side WMD. This way there would be no incompatibilities between two ...
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Several identical tags allowed

Look at the screenshot below: Should that be possible? I don't think you should be able to select the same tag over, and over, and over. It doesn't stop at five. Or ten. Or fifty. It works correctly ...
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Type a URL without it becoming an anchor link

Whenever I write some URL in thr editor, this automatically becomes a URL. For example, http://prateek.co.in. But I don't want this; I want it to appear just as plain text. How can I achieve this? ...
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Why am I getting undefined text in the Answer text box?

While trying to update this answer to the question What part of tag score do I not understand yet?, I came across the undefined text in the Answer text box. I clicked on the edit link to modify the ...
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Middle-click in editor preview pastes in Chrome

When I click the middle mouse button on a link in the preview area of the editor, in Chrome, this opens the link in a new tab and pastes the clipboard content at the cursor position. The expected ...
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Code button no longer unindenting like it used to?

As well as slightly different images for the vote counts on question the SO questions pages, the code button in the question editing doesn't seem to be unindenting like it used to do. Is it just me, ...
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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 ...
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What is “WMD” an acronym for?

Original Question Meta Stack Overflow has a wmd tag: What does it stand for? Its tag wiki does not contain any information (yet). I imagine that "M" stands for "Markdown", but beyond that I'm drawing ...
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Cannot add single line breaks in Questions

I can't seem to add a simple line break in the text of my question (this is on Blender S.E. but happens on other communities as well): What I am trying to do is make a list where each sentence is on ...
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Editing a post shows error about suggesting an edit

I just tried to edit one of my questions using the app. When I hit preview and submit it gave me this error: What is the cause and can this be fixed?
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List line break/spacing format issue

In the following list, what is the proper way to insert a line break before the final element where indicated (courtesy mspaint)? screenshot http://i.snag.gy/D7EsT.jpg I expected the above to have ...
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How do I disable Stack Overflow text area keybindings?

Stack Overflow hijacks my native keybindings for editing text areas. This is really annoying, as keybindings like C-h (for backspace) and C-b (for backwards character) are etched into my muscle memory ...
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How to write text in small font [duplicate]

I remember seeing some questions and answers in which some text was written in small fonts, but, I haven't found a matching tag in the whitelisted HTML tags. How did they do this?
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WMD shortcut conflict with Unicode input mode (CTRL + SHIFT + U)

The Ctrl U WMD shortcut turns the current line in a list item. The Ctrl Shift U shortcut triggers the unicode input mode. Ctrl+Shift, Ctrl+Alt keyboard shortcuts in the WMD editor is tagged status-...
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Can't highlight text in my post after opening the profile drop down menu

Steps to reproduce: Start new question/answer or edit one of your existing. Type something and make sure you can highlight it with the mouse. Hover over your user name and wait for the box to expand. ...