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

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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 ...
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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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Why is the “submit” button invisible on the edit form in politics.stack?

I have tried to edit a question with additional information this morning and this evening, but the edit page doesn't have a submit button. In the security.stack forum homepage, one of my questions ...
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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. ...
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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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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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Problem with editor formatting when using Edge Broswer [duplicate]

I have recently noticed a couple of problems when using the editor to re-edit an answer when using the Edge browser on Windows 10: the editor is scrolled to the bottom of the text (as oppose to ...
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Improved support for React in the code snippet editor?

Overview of Feedback Supported React Versions Development vs. Production Auto-enable Use BabelJS / ES2015 Insert React boilerplate React Version Currently, the newest version of React available in ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Having font color option in Stack Overflow question editor

Stack Overflow provides good tools in the question editor, like "Links" and "Styling". Another thing that for me would be nice is a color selector. Although an HTML editor is available, a direct ...
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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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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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