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

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Are the StackExchange pagedown/wmd help interfaces open-sourced anywhere?

I have the editor up and running as per Where's the WMD editor open source project? But are the StackExchange pagedown/wmd help interfaces, i.e. the tabular help content and bouncing of the icons,...
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Not able to see editor preview when I click “show preview”

While I am editing a post (mine or posted by some one other), I cannot see a preview of the markdown. This makes me uncomfortable that I might break the formatting of the post. Update: After the ...
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Make editor toolbar more distinct when images are turned off

If I turn off automatic image loading in my browser, which happens to be Firefox if that's relevant, the editor toolbar buttons become invisible and the toolbar itself quite indistinct. Here's an ...
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Long post edit and markdown preview

When I write a post in SO, I use to watch the markdown preview very often. It is a bless that it is updated in real time. However, when my post is long, I have to scroll down the page to look at at ...
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Selection to code syntax on ipad

It's nearly impossible to use the editor's toolbar on an iPad, in case you have a selection on the first line text inside the editor. You cannot reach the buttons below anymore. It's hard to explain, ...
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Pressing tab when writing a question makes IE8 freeze (to death)

I am experiencing a bug where, when I'm writing an answer and accidently press the TAB key, IE freezes, and I need to kill it entirely. It is frustrating because I lose whatever I've written. Has ...
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Data Explorer query editor ignores Shift+Space

The query editor in the Data Explorer does not insert a space if the user types Shift+Space. This is very annoying for those of us who prefer to type SQL keywords in upper-case. Sometimes I haven't ...
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remove common whitespace in front of sourcecode blocks [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Add feature to WMD for re-aligning code blocks People seem to be prone to just paste code from their IDE into stackoverflow, often with reams of whitespace on the left-hand ...
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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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Please bring back monospace fonts for the Markdown editor [duplicate]

When editing a question or answer (on multiple websites, including Stack Overflow, Code Review, and Database Administrators), the Markdown editor uses proportional fonts. This is extremely annoying ...
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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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Stack Exchange keyboard bindings trumping mine [duplicate]

I'm using the Firemacs extension in Firefox to give me Emacs keybindings. This works in most cases, but not on Stack Exchange. Your editor is defining its own bindings, and not checking for ...
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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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WMD's “live preview” functionality gets very jumpy when there's an image in the editor [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: While making a post with an image, the image flickers in and out of the preview while I type This video demonstrates what I'm talking about I assume the flickering is caused ...
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Prevent the post text area from being obscured by the sidebar when resized

When I try to resize the input box, I get overlap by the Similar Questions box. Obviously this isn't very useful. Maybe a way to disable it automagically when I resize or finding a new geometry for ...
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Question editor unavailable under iPad

When posting a question using an iPad, the richtext box icons are missing. P.s.: Also the similar questions div can't be scrolled, but this has been noted earlier.
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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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Source code syntax highlighting on Stack Overflow WMD

I was wondering how Stack Overflow (WMD editor) solves syntax highlighting on source code snippets. I understand that if text is marked as code it gets that <pre> CODE </pre> tags and ...
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Closing the Stack Snippet editor doesn't refocus the textarea

To reproduce: Click Ask Question and focus the question body textarea Press Ctrl + M Hit the X and confirm that you do not want to "abandon any changes." Immediately press Ctrl + M again. No snippet ...
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Is the edit window broken for everyone or just me? [closed]

The edit toolbar is not showing for me, neither is the preview. It is working here on Meta though. Is there something broken with the WMD or is it just me?
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WMD: Code inside lists [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Add increase/decrease tab indent buttons to the editor toolbar When posting code inside a list you need to indent it by an additional level, i.e. 8 instead of just 4 spaces. ...
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Where can I get the source code for stackoverflow.com's WMD version? [duplicate]

I think the question is self-explanatory - its not that that I want SO source code. What I am looking for is how they added image upload from PC feature. I need to implement it too.
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Did WMD 3 ever come out?

Here's what the WMD Google Code page says: Version 3.0 should be released in February/March 2009 and will a major rewrite making use of jQuery. Has this been released? What is the status of the ...
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Converting text in a link include characters that were not selected

I was editing a tag wiki, and I have noticed that in some cases, when I select text to make it a link, the text that is converted in a link includes characters that were not selected. For example, if ...
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When I bolded multiple sentences within a block quote and then edited more, they disappear in preview but are visible in editor

I posted an answer on Stack Overflow and it's one of my first few answers. I entered almost the entire paragraph from this page that starts with "If n_1" and ended at "and its depth is 0." as well as ...
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Android app editing bugs

From the app's about section: Stack Exchange Android App Version 1.0.83 This is the beta version of the official Stack Exchange Android app. I'm on Android 6.0.1, Nexus 5. Block quotes ...
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Editor breaks old links when adding new ones with Ctrl+L, if existing link text has square brackets ([])

When adding a link with Ctrl+L or the link toolbar button, it can break other links elsewhere in the text, which is obviously quite a problem as the person adding the new link will probably only check ...
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Markdown editor multiple lists in questions or answers

I have just tried to write an answer that involved writing a couple of ordered lists that reset to "1" for each list (lists of steps to carry out). However, I couldn't help but notice that whenever I ...
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Can I create links to comments/answers on the same thread via their #fragment?

This is somewhat but not quite entirely the same thing as this. Simple thing - sometimes I'd like to refer to a comment or an answer on the same thread. I know I could simply use a full link to that ...
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Markdown URL formatting error when preceded by tag

I faced this bug when I was answering this. For reproducing the bug: [tag:sth] [link][2] and it'll be parsed as: sth [link]2 As one can notice, the word link is not actually converted to link, but ...
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What were the advantages of choosing the WMD editor over other HTML editors?

I'm wondering why the Stack Exchange sites use the WMD editor instead of other HTML editors like TinyMCE, for example, which renders the resulting HTML in the text area itself, or even markItUp!. Can ...
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Data explorer doesn't highlight “TOP” as query keyword

The Data Explorer doesn't highlight "TOP" as a query keyword, even though it supports it (i.e. "SELECT TOP 10 ...").
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WMD / bullet lists

Is the depth limitation of bullet lists a markdown feature? Or was it introduced in the markdown processor rewrite? I'm talking about: data with sub nodes and sub-sub-nodes and so on which is: - ...
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Does the post editor secretly delete other links when posting an image? If so, why?

I sometimes write long posts with dozens of links to both images via imgur and web pages. From time to time a link will "disappear" or get eaten by the UI. I believe this is happening when I upload an ...
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Recognize incorrect lists and inform users

A lot of (relatively) new users post answers looking like 1) Item 1 2) Item 2 which renders as 1) Item 1 2) Item 2 or if they notice the problem 1) Item 1<br> <!-- or with an empty ...
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Add a “format as keystroke” button to the post editor

I edited a question on SO. My edit was approved, but only after it was modified to change an instance of code formatting to keystroke formatting. I did not know how to format as a keystroke, so it ...
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Can we have find and replace in the editor?

I'd like a "find and replace" function in the post editor. As it stands, I copy it into Notepad, apply Find & Replace, and copy it back. That's a little inconvenient. Just a simple one would do, ...
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Ctrl+Shift, Ctrl+Alt keyboard shortcuts in the WMD editor

Sometimes when I'm answering a Javascript question, I'll open Chrome's console so that I can just check something quickly before I finish my post. The keyboard shortcut is Ctrl+Shift+I. The problem ...
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URLs ending with ) are not well parsed

Like in The Facebook footer bar is an iframe, so why it doesn't it reload with the rest of the page? the link to the wikipedia article could not be set: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ajax_%...
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The numbered list button in the editor does not behave as expected [duplicate]

This is what I want to do, and is a very common pattern in just about any editor that lets you create numbered lists. I want to create a list by typing each step on a new line. step one step two ...
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Non-BMP Unicode character in URL crashes the Markdown editor

While testing this related bug, I noticed that trying to make a link to a URL (technically, an IRI) using raw Markdown link syntax crashed the Markdown editor hard, permanently disabling Markdown ...
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Lining things up in the editor — disparity between preview and post

Yes I know I am being a bit nitpicky, but I like things lined up in neat little rows, damnit. In the preview it looks great: but on the post it lines up according to the editor, not the preview:
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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 `&thinsp;` 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 &thinsp; and &nbsp;. Neither in the rendered ...