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

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How do we present Tags in the editor?

What do we write in the editor, to present a Tag? I tried searching and all i found was questions about Tag Editing in SO.
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Link parser chokes on URL

I recently posted an answer on stackoverflow that rendered perfectly in the editor preview, but in the posted text the links all got gobbled up: links were stretching across multiple lines where they ...
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What richtext editor is Stack Overflow using? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Which tools and technologies build the Stack Exchange Network? As the title states, What richtext editor is Stack Overflow using?
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Parentheses in WMD preview unexpectedly disappear

I wrote a paragraph in another answer that I enclosed with parentheses. As I typed the closing parenthesis, I noticed that both the opening and closing parentheses disappeared in the preview! After ...
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Bug: Add code in an ordered list [duplicate]

Prologue It seems this is a duplicate of an almost 6 year request. Fair enough, though I think this question adds new value (e.g. the <pre><code></code></pre>+< comparison ...
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Ctrl+G (image shortcut) does not work in the Opera browser

I understand Opera is a less popular browser than Chrome and Firefox, but I noticed that using Ctrl+G" to insert an image in posts does not work. Instead of the JavaScript trigger, the modal is ...
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Should you be able to insert a tab character by pressing the tab button? [duplicate]

When I was writing my answer to the question Where can I start to learn?, I tried to insert a tab character by pressing the tab button but all that did was toggle out of my answer box so I inserted a ...
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Edit post + “New edit to this post” = Extra “navigate away” prompt [duplicate]

Instead of explaining this bug in prose form, I'll just list the steps you need to reproduce it. Begin editing a post (not sure if actually making any changes makes a difference) A wild "An edit has ...
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Preformatted text starting with less-than signs is not displayed, if wrapped in tags instead of indentation [duplicate]

I have asked a question Repair or rebuild driver store and had to add logs in there, these logs have lines starting with >>> and <<< symbol sequences. To my surprise, the preview and ...
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Is there a way of recording keystrokes while editing? [duplicate]

When inserting a block of code, several lines, previously copied with CTRL/C, and pasted with CTRL/V, I have do "down" "home" four "space"s, over and over. Please, is there a way to record these ...
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Margin error when using Bulleted List/sublist with newline [duplicate]

When I want to use sub-list and new line together, line breaks appears on unexpected parts instead of wher it must be. Like Follows: * My list item * Sublist item * Another Sub list * Second ...
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Arrow keys not working while editing answers or comments

Using IE9 on Windows 7 when I type a comment or an answer that exceeds the available vertical size of the editing control (so there is a vertical scroll bar) the arrow keys stop working properly: the ...
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“Code sample” button not working with (numbered) lists [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can the code button in the format bar be made to work for code blocks in numbered lists I want to use a code block in a list. But the code block does not get rendered when ...
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Italic button in editor does nothing for partial words [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: WMD unable to render markup inside words Bolding words that include an underscore doesn't work If in a Stack Overflow question or answer text area I write unchanged ...
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Code block can't handle DOCTYPE lines correctly [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Code block is not properly formatted when placed immediately after a list item How to nest code within a list using markdown Lines like <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//...
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Formatting in the text boxes [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should the markdown renderer treat a single line break as <br>? When using the editor to post questions or answer on SO, the line break is added by putting two spaces at ...
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Just me or everyone? Edit Question is totally broken, see screenshot

As you can see in the screenshot, the edit question seems totally broken on StackOverflow (not on Meta). This also happens when I click Ask Question. Notice the empty preview, the missing buttons, ...
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Question text disappears when I go to edit it [duplicate]

In order to preserve this state, please don't commit any edits to this question. The question Reset AutoNumber(Identity Field) in Database begins with the text, "Hi All", but the editor strips seems ...
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Replace tabelator by two spaces in answer editor

Many users copy&pastes their code into the answer editor, which sets the tab size to something like four spaces treated as single character. This screws the indentation up, the code often needs to ...
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Check for the indentation code control

I know that it isn't a new question (I read already some others questions) but: the question was asked many months ago; my problem, perhaps, is a little different! Well, as I wrote in the previous ...
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Better drafts feature for questions [duplicate]

The current draft functionality is at best quite lame. I think it would be easier to ask better questions if I could draft my questions and have any number of drafts I like, like in a standard email ...
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Automatic grammar fixing in questions and answers

I would like to add automatic grammar fix when posting questions or answers. For example, automatically capitalizes i's, when the letter is used as the word I. This is something seriously ...
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Equation editor

I have been searching on the platform to see if I could get an equation editor to aid questions. unfortunately my efforts were futile. please can someone show me where I can find an equation editor ...
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Automatic capitalization of “i” [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can 'u' and 'i' part ways? I've observed that a significant number of people use i instead of "I" Sample : i create a iframe to get acess token in facebook ...
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Really annoying WYSIWYG editor interaction with Vimperator

I use Vimperator, a Firefox plugin which adds vi key bindings to my browser. I have problems with the WYSIWYG editor for the Trilogy sites. When I use ^I in the textbox in gVim I get *emphasized text*....
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Show character change count while editing

While editing the questions or answers of other people, why there is no characters change count? This might be helpful to see whether I changed 6 characters while I am editing rather than knowing ...
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Automatic code formatter (Ctrl+K) changes content

I've recently noticed a disturbing behavior of the code formatting shortcut (Ctrl + K) that seems to be completely invalid. It appears that applying Ctrl + K resulted in content change (which was ...
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Please add a full-frame text editor to StackOverflow [duplicate]

edit #2: here's what the editor looks like in SBS mode when using SOX Done and done. Thanks @ᔕᖺᘎᕊ edit: My point here is that when editing code there is a lot of unused screen real-estate. I don't ...
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How to add code in the editor [duplicate]

I want to know how to add code tags in this editor. As an example if I want to post an answer in PHP, as soon as I type "open php" my line disappears. How to post PHP with open and close?
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Do not capture Ctrl + F/B/K keyboard events when browsing Stack Overflow on Mac OS X

On Mac OS X, these shortcuts Ctrl + B, Ctrl + K belong to Mac's readline shortcut: https://jblevins.org/log/kbd Since Stack Overflow has used Cmd + B/K as a shortcut for editing, there isn't any need ...
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Why doesn't Stack Exchange recognize Shift+Enter for new line? [duplicate]

Every time I want to write on a new line I press Shift+Enter. In the Editor it goes to new line, but on the Preview it stays on the same line. So I have to make 2 new lines in order to get some ...
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Allow the creation of links in formatted code through markdown or the GUI

As pointed out in this answer it is possible to create a link in formatted code. But, only by using explicit HTML. Since I think creating a link to documentation within a code block is a fairly common ...
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Should Stack Exchange switch to ACE Editor?

There is an Open Source code editor called ACE. It is used in Github gist right now. One feature they have that I love is box shaped text selection. (Alt+Click drag to use) This is hyper-useful ...
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Add a dismissable spell check warning before posting a question

There already is a suggestion to Please add a spell checker to the Markdown editor, but since that is solved better by the browser itself, I suggest this: There is a lot of work involved for ...
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Please add language specific selective copy to code fragments

If the poster has copied from the user interface, especially in interactive languages such as Python lines entered by the user will start with either >>> or ... while lines of responses and ...
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Ctrl+K inserts pre-formatted text on OS X instead of deleting the line

When I hit Ctrl+k I would expect the current line to be deleted instead I get, 'enter code here' inserted. I find this pretty annoying cos I'm in the habit of using this and other emacs style ...
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Change “Your post appears to contain code”-message to an ignorable warning [closed]

I just tried to answer a question, but sadly the editor didn't let me submit my answer. After searching here for the issue I found out that there were some other people who had the same problem. Sadly ...
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Add an option to skip the “add picture” step when inserting an image into a post

Since a few months ago, one can paste or drag and drop the images directly into the editor: However, for each inserted image, one still has to click on "Add picture". It would be nice to add an ...
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Allow tweet embed

Would it be nice I believe that embedding a Tweet in a question/answer with Embedded Tweets feature would be a good way to make it clear you're quoting a tweet. As I saw some posts today that used ...
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Add CharMap (or at least - arrows) to EDITOR [duplicate]

In many cases, we have to make a special attention to specific part of code, and Arrows are great way for that. Is it possible, that CharMap (or at least several SpecialSymbols were added into post ...
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Sometimes the editor doesn't work for making a word as BOLD

When trying to make a word as BOLD, the editor toolbar doesn't worked as intended. I have experienced this several times by pressing the "B" icon button on the editor toolbar, however that didn't ...
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Prompt IE users to install IESpell when they first use the Markdown editor?

I read the following link, but for IE users the solution was a bit self serve and not explicitly documented as a step to follow that I have seen: Please add a spell checker to the Markdown editor On ...
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Implement VIM support

Is there a possibility to enable VIM support when writing questions and answers? This will allow basic commands to be available in the question/answer textarea on demand. In my opinion, it's the most ...
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How to delete the white space in the end of the line?

The is the code : POST http://api.ltp-cloud.com/analysis/ HTTP/1.1 cache-control: no-cache Postman-Token: d6172632-c912-43f0-9af7-8a8decd0c0e2 Content-Type: application/x-www-form-urlencoded User-...
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Suggestion: Add bbcode support to SO

Although SO already has Markdown and HTML, it would also be nice if BBCodes would also be supported. They are a de-facto standard on many internet forums and it would help new users if they could use ...
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Are there any plans to improve the Answer editor?

The rumors say that you've made a lot of changes to the backend so that you can now easier implement features that has been requested for a long time... I don't know whether this feature is one of ...
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Feature Request : Visual Post Editor [closed]

Posting in StackOverFlow isn't visual. Users have to fetch what it will look like and have to post. So, please add a feature of visual editing (Like Wordpress).
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Support Emoji in Markdown

Stack Exchange uses Markdown, but unlike so many other sites (e.g. GitHub, Discourse, Slack) that use Markdown, we don't support Emoji. I'd like to be able to write :smile:, :thumbsup:, :heart: or ...

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