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

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Markdown Editor Toolbar missing?

Recently, sometimes, whenever I edit / create, a post the markdown buttons / preview seem to be missing: In the console. Markdown and StackExchange.MarkdownEditor are both undefined. I don't see a ...
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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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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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Markdown for images [duplicate]

Just curious here. According to the help center, you can use this markdown for images: ![sample image](http://example.com/img.jpg) And if we want, we can also use the "reference" format for images ...
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Wanted Stack Exchange's markdown editor for github.com/slack.com

I would like to have the same WYSIWYG markdown editor as the one on Stack Exchange's websites. The most wanted feature is the keyboard shortcuts like ctrl+k to add backticks around selection, ctrl+l ...
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Editor feature renumbers link tags, making diffs in long posts hard to read

It is known that the javascript-based post editor sometimes renumbers all Markdown format link identifiers in a post, including identifiers of links that aren't even touched in an edit. This causes ...
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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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Allow folding/collapsing of certain segments of posts

A question with attachments, screenshots and/or long code, makes it vertically long and often difficult to read fast. It would be nice to have a new kind of format, such as 'hideable', with a graphic ...
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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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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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Image uploader is not usable with the keyboard

How can I upload an image with the keyboard? There's a keyboard shortcut Ctrl+G, but it brings up a pop-up that's decidedly keyboard-hostile. Most key presses keep being sent to the editor widget: ...
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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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Make Ctrl+enter = submit [duplicate]

I got used to being able to submit forms using the Ctrl+Enter key combination. Could it be made that Ctrl+Enter submits the form after typing in an answer (and question, if title and tags are set)?
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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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Uploading an image from the web can leave paste broken in editor

While reuploading a bunch of old ImageShack images to imgur, I noticed something funny: sometimes, after uploading an image from the web, I would no longer be able to paste anything into the edit box. ...
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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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Down arrow key won't work after using the Hyperlink button

I found another odd bug... but I can only repro it in Firefox (40.0.2 for OSX). It doesn't occur in Chrome or Safari. I understand that, if it is a FF only thing, there's possibly nothing you guys can ...
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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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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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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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Make blockquote formatting button not destroy the source layout! [duplicate]

You ever had a post in front of you where the OP did mix up blockquote and code formatting? Not those easy cases where he/she wrote a > character before the paragraph himself, but those cases when ...
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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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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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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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css error on the button bar of the post editor [duplicate]

I'm using Firefox 38 on vista. (Error still present now in FireFox 42 on vista.) On BSE (or any beta site) the error does not show up, however here and on SO (or anywhere with the new design) the "...
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Why is the text editor not two-column?

It will be great if it have two column view mode, like StackEdit. Every time I'm writing a long post, it is frustrating to scroll down and up. Sometimes I just write the post using StackEdit and ...
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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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Reloading in-edit-mode answer after someone else makes an edit hides the edit box

I started to edit an answer on Space Exploration when someone else edited the same post and the notification bar appeared. When I clicked the reload notification bar to reload the answer with edits, ...
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Large image file upload is missing proper error handling

I was trying to upload this image when asking an android-app question, but I got the following message when pressing "Add picture" after selecting "From my computer" and browsing the file (you need to ...
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Code entry problem in Android app

I posted this answer through the iOS app without problems. Previously I tried to posted it (exact same text) through the Android app, but I got this message: Please fix the following: Your ...
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Blockquoting null?

I was just editing a Stack Overflow question I had answered via the Android app. There I used the rather new feature of these editing buttons. I marked some text (after adding a second space at the ...
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Flag dialog for faded offensive posts appears below answer editor [duplicate]

Similar to this, but containing more bugginess. Take a look at this: The post was grayed out because it received (presumably) 3 offensive flags. The answer was simply a random string of profanities. ...
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Detection/fix for the hanging close bracket of a code block

I cannot recall how many times I have edited questions like this (look at the bottom part in red).. Down there at the bottom is a } that should obviously have been included in the code block. I ...
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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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Word And TeX - can I copy and paste from one to the other?

Can I create a question on Stack Exchange in Microsoft Word and copy-and-paste it into the TeX box? What program creates ordinary math notation from TeX?
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How can I disable the Cmd-G 'Add Image' shortcut in the editor? [duplicate]

Much to my chagrin, I've discovered that the question/answer editor view implements a keyboard shortcut of Cmd-G (on OS X, can't speak to other platforms) for adding images to posts. I'm sure this is ...
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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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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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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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Clean up editing button tooltips

The buttons above the post editing box on Stack Exchange sites have these tooltips: Strong <strong> Ctrl+B Emphasis <em> Ctrl+I Hyperlink <a> Ctrl+L Blockquote <blockquote> ...
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Losing unsaved edit on refresh from conflicting edit

I was editing an answer (my own, but I do not think that's relevant) while someone else saved his edit on the same answer. Now, I got the notification bar for new changes that could be shown, above ...
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Text wrapping images in posts [duplicate]

The space at right side is blank. In text mode editing with MS docx for example, we can fill up space with text. When a small image is attached for questions or answers some white space at the sides ...
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Transferring equations from Word Equation Editor to StackExchange

How do I enter equations produced by Word Equation Editor into StackExchange and have them appear as Professional Format equations? When I try by copying from Word and pasting in StackExchange, they ...
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Stack Exchange URL anchor text in posts are no longer being converted to link titles in post preview

I've noticed over the past week or two (or three?) that Stack Exchange URLs in posts don't have their anchor text automatically converted to the title of the linked post during the edit and preview ...
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Please set the editor tab size to 4

Markdown renders tabs as 4 spaces, but browsers traditionally render tabs using a width of 8, so they look like 8 spaces in the edit box. It is possible to override the display tab size using the ...
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Can we have the profile page biography editor show the width of the actual space?

The profile page editor has a full-width preview window for the biography. However, the actual bio is much narrower and shorter. Why don't we have it so you can preview how it will look after it is ...
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Stop inserting hard line-wraps in blockquotes!

When you use the markdown editor's blockquote feature (the quote button / Ctrl+Q), it inserts hard line-wraps in the markdown source automatically for you. That is, it transforms text like this: ...
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Don't refocus the question editor when clicking the preview

When I click the preview below the editor of a new question or answer, the editor gets refocused. (This issue does not apply when editing a question or answer.) Meaning I can't select text to copy. ...
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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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