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Add string “Advanced help” into transifex

In the editor there is a string Advanced help: But there is no such string in the transifex. Previously used string was advanced help (key 7a3845cdfc05fdb11c21d4d2250fcad3). Could you add new ...
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Emoji shortcodes in chat

StackExchange is not a social network, and using emojis in a question is very seldom a good idea. However, the chats serves another purpose than the questions. In some ways the different chat rooms ...
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Still trying to learn some basic formatting — can I say “click here to skip this section”?

I post mainly to Aviation Stack Exchange. Please let me know if the "chat" feature of ASE, or any other place, would be a better place to ask this question. I am still in the process of learning ...
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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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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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Allow edit to be continued during imgur's image load

Can we have a functionality that will insert corresponding line immediately: [![enter image description here][1]][1] and allow us to continue editing of a question or an answer while actual image ...
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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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Quote formatting with Ctrl+Q puts the > in annoying places [duplicate]

If I paste in a quote and press Ctrl + Q it will apply quote formatting like so: "Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore ...
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Adding a link with a space in front causes the link to not work

When you paste a link into the "Insert Hyperlink" box, it adds it automatically as a citation link: [Example 1][1] [1]: http://example.com But when you paste a link starting with a space , it ...
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Preview for links differs from rendered HTML

When I try to escape a URL (using a backslash), to prevent it being automatically hyperlinked, the preview is rendered like so; However, upon posting it appears like this; I.e. the preview differs ...
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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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Allow “title” attribute in allowed HTML <tags>

title is a global HTML attribute applicable to any HTML <tag> with the purpose of adding some 'extra information' to the contents of that tag. When used, it's rendered as a tooltip with the ...
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Allow questions to be saved as drafts prior to posting

Many times it takes me a while to properly compose my question before posting. Sometimes it's just a jumble of ideas and concepts, and is not something I'd want seen immediately. However, there is no ...
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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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Inline Code Editor Unusable in Chrome

From what I've read, this is the proper place for this thing. I first thought tweeting you would get an answer, but I guess not. On Stack Overflow, when you answer/ask a question, you have the option ...
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Emoji in URL breaks “insert hyperlink” tool in editor

I just happened to notice that entering a URL that contains emoji or other non-BMP Unicode characters into the "Insert Hyperlink" dialog in the SE Markdown editor will fail with an uncaught URIError. ...
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What are text format magics on Stack Overflow?

There are some text formats which help us to provide more readable answers, comments, and questions, but I learned them by editing other answers. I don't know where the source is, for example: code ...
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Inconsistency in image posting between mobile & desktop, mobile is better

When adding an image to a post from the mobile site, the "inline" markdown form: [![alt](url)] is used. This is clean, self-contained, and easy to edit. The desktop site, however, adds the image in ...
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Support anchor names in posts

I admit this feature request is probably somewhat limited in useful scope, but I'm throwing it out there anyway. Inspired by this answer, and because I want to use it on this one, I'm requesting that ...
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Editor improvements for images and links

We are launching some editor improvements today. These improvements are required as a part of our responsive design efforts, but we think they are generally useful in any case. So we are making them ...
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Stack Overflow - Official WMD editor [duplicate]

Which of the numerous WMD editors are used on Stack Overflow? When I Google SO and WMD Editor there are several results linking to several different forks. What I've found so far are: https://...
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Multi paragraph list items, OR preventing numbered list auto formatting

How do I either: Create a numbered list item that has multiple paragraphs (broken with newlines), or As a workaround, prevent the editor from automatically formatting lists marked with "N." (since ...
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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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Pasting hyperlink as text with leading space leads needlessly to broken links [duplicate]

When inserting a link via the SE editor it happens a lot that a broken link is generated. This seems to happen because a link is selected as text and pasted into the box. The result is a generated ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Paste without formatting in editor

If I copy some rich text onto my clipboard and paste it into a question (or answer), this happens: This is pretty annoying if you ever want to copy some text into a question. A workaround I’ve been ...
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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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Toolbar options are not displaying in Edit Profile - About me section

Toolbar options are not displaying in Edit Profile page About me section. Issue can be reproduced in all the Stack Exchange sites. Seeing the following error in Google Chrome console: ...
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Float preview to the right

I know this has been posted years before, but screens have become wider... Preview on the right please, optionally? Float the editing window It would be nice if it was possible to have the editing ...
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How does Stack Overflow implement resize for WMD?

It resizes the textarea when moving the div.grippie. How?
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Make the question box with resizable/draggable (example: textarea)

I cannot see the whole question of mine in the question box, but the preview shows me... All I want it to work on the question box. Can that be resizable/draggable to some more lines?
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Auto focus question title input while opening a new question

After pressing the button "new question" the page is redirected and there are two input fields: Title Body The question opener is probably willing to write a title first. I think that the title ...
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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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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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Pasting code and undoing undo much more than expected

Like this: Once, I read somewhere (hence, this is may be a duplicate post, but I cannot find no one else reporting it right now) this problem is because when you paste something on StackExchange ...
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How to explain abbreviations without the disallowed <abbr> HTML tag?

How can tooltips be currently added to abbreviations as long as the <abbr> HTML tag is unsupported? Is there a Markdown equivalent or other workaround?
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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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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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Allow us to paste in an image from the clipboard without clicking the image button first

I love being able to paste an image from the clipboard in having clicked the insert image button, but I don't like needlessly clicking on things if I don't have to (mostly!) Currently what happens 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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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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Vertical alignment of tags differs between Ask page and inline tag editor

If you are trying to edit tags, spans with tags are on the middle of block: If you are trying to create new questions, top padding of this block is greater than bottom: Alternately see them ...
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Tags are not centered in new post form [duplicate]

Saw this just now at Meta.SO and here when writing a new post: This bug doesn't show when editing an existing post instead. Firefox 62 win64.
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Auto indentation in code editor

When writing code in the question/answer editor's code block I believe that it would be extremely useful if we could have the code auto indented instead of being forced to hit space bar multiple times....

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