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Some JavaScript seems to not work: Can't ask questions and new editor not loading

I'm trying to ask questions (which uses the old editor), but pressing the "review your question" button does nothing. Checking "Answer your own question" does nothing (except make ...
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Markdown inside HTML tags breaks formatting when switching to Rich text mode

This behavior is relevant to the Stacks Editor (used by default in SO Teams, and as an optional mode here on MSE). How to reproduce: Enter the following text in Markdown (with preview) mode: <sub&...
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Unquoting doesn't always work in the new Stacks Editor

Unquoting doesn't always work in the new Stacks Editor. Example: Markdown: > I have been detained when trying to walk out of tuas and was given a warning. DO NOT walk on Tuas. [Anish Sheela](https:...
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Word is placed on a new line even if there's enough space on the old line

Is it expected behavior that words automatically moved to the next line even when there's enough space on the old line? See animation below for clarification (no "return" key pressed during ...
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Popover visibility issue in the stacks editor

In the Stacks editor, the popover on top becomes invisible when hovering over the tools icon, significantly when the editor menu block extends to the end of the page. Screenshot for reference: ...
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Impossible to use stacks editor's toolbar on iPadOS

The toolbar on stacks editor on the moderator election nominee page is not responsive to taps. Tested on: Chrome browser (111.0.5563.101) for iPadOS 16.4. Safari iPadOS 16.4.1 Same behavior ...
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Unable to translate stacks-editor

Stacks-editor used in particular on election nominee page is not prepared to translate. All strings from tool buttons etc are not translated and there're no strings in traducir to translate:
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What's the reason to use completely different and new post editor on moderator election page?

Currently the moderator election on RuSO is in progress. The page for nominee introduction uses completely different editor (seems like the same as used for SO for Teams) compared with the regular QA ...
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Clicking on a link changes the text layout in the Stacks Editor

Clicking on a link changes the text layout in the Stacks Editor. Example: Tested with Chrome + Windows 10. It doesn't happen in the Markdown-only or Markdown+preview views. It only happens when there ...
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Snippet button missing on Staging Ground question creation

I've been wondering why there is no 'create snippet' button when asking a question on Stack Overflow! I found this meta post asking where it was 7 months ago and staff mentioned that it was being ...
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Nothing appears to happen when pressing Enter in the middle of a line

When using the beta Stacks Editor1 in this example, pressing ENTER doesn't create a new line right before character W in the rich text editor mode. Nothing appears to happen in the editor. Env: Chrome ...
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Font size in the Stacks Editor when editing Markdown is too small; please increase it to match current editor

I've been using the Stacks Editor's Markdown preview mode, and I've found the font size to be a bit too small, which makes the text harder to read for me. Here's how it looks like in Microsoft Edge on ...
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Empty editor when editing an answer

When I edit an answer (mine or somebody else's) with the new Stacks Editor, the answer's Markdown does not appear in the editor. It remains blank: Questions don't have this problem (those use the old ...
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Add Table Generator link as part of the help in SO Editor for generating tables using markdown format or embed it in the SO Editor

This feature request was posted in Meta Stack Overflow, it was pointed out that this feature (adding the Table Generator link or embedding the tool) was not considered in the new version of the SO ...
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Stacks Editor Markdown preview mode is now available

Following the alpha release of the Stacks Editor, we got lots of feedback (including three out of the top four answers on the post, as well as other answers below and many comments) asking for a way ...
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Adding a link to formatted text in Rich Text mode causes the text to lose formatting

In Rich Text mode, type some text and add some formatting to it (bold, italic, inline code, etc.). Then, select the text and add a link to it. The text loses all its formatting. For example, a**b**c ...
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Making part of a link text bold or italic causes the link to be repeated

The Rich Text mode causes links to be repeated whenever a part of the link text is made bold or italic. To reproduce: Type some text. Add a hyperlink to it. Select part of the text and make it either ...
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Code block within spoiler gives different result than shown

Background: I'm using the opt-in beta for the new editor. When using the following markdown in the answer editor: >! ```python >! if True: >! print "Hello World" >! ``` It ...
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Undo and redo buttons don't work

The undo and redo buttons don't work. See gif recording below: I recorded this on my phone but the buttons don't work in any device. To see the buttons you need to resize your browser window to a ...
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Undo/Redo buttons are vertically stacked in Markdown mode on narrow screens

When using Markdown mode in the new Stacks editor on narrow screens, the Undo/Redo buttons are vertically stacked: When in rich text mode, the Undo/Redo buttons appear side-by-side, like in the old ...
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Dragging/dropping or pasting an image in rich text mode results in the image uploader showing the same image twice

Dragging/dropping or pasting an image (into the new Stacks Editor) in rich text mode results in the same image being shown twice (side-by-side) in the image uploader: Steps to reproduce: Switch to ...
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In the new editor, always show the undo/redo buttons, not only on smaller screen widths, to accommodate tablet users and avoid breaking workflows

Currently, the buttons to undo and redo are only shown on lower screen widths, to accommodate mobile users, as undoing and redoing is hard/impossible for them to do. They're hidden on higher widths, ...
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To plugin, or not to plugin, that is the question. Or — will there be external plugin support in the new Stacks Editor?

To plugin, or not to plugin, that is the question, Whether 'tis nobler for the scripts to suffer The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, Or to take arms against a sea of changes, And by ...
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Announcing the Stacks Editor Beta release!

TL;DR: The Stacks Editor Beta release rolled out on July 5, 2022! To see what we've been working on, what we are working on, and what we plan to work on, check out the Stacks Editor repo on GitHub. ...
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New Stacks Editor doesn't let me upload images at first try

It used to be possible to drag & drop image files from Finder (and perhaps Windows Explorer as well) to the new Stacks Editor. However, that isn't working anymore for me on the latest Firefox and ...
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New Stacks editor incorrectly renders tag markup with disallowed characters as valid tags

When I typed [tag:*-faq] in the new stacks editor, it rendered as a tag (like asterisk-faq), but then when I posted my answer, the unrendered Markdown was displayed. Further, the Markdown following ...
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When a question is closed, the new Stacks editor is disabled instead of the Post Answer button

When a question is closed while you're writing an answer, you'll see an orange banner This question has been closed - no more answers will be accepted. which disables the 'Post Your Answer' button. ...
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New stacks editor discards all contents

The new stacks editor destroys content in the most drastic way possible. It seems that if HTML tags are used the whole content is discarded. It happens when stacks editor is enabled and you have ...
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Markdown reformatting is broken if a list item starts with a block element

The new/stacks editor, when switching from source mode to Markdown mode, breaks alignment of list items <li> if it begins with a block-level element (<blockquote> or <pre>). For ...
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Can't use Stacks editor for long posts on iOS because the cursor disappears

When I try to edit text towards the end of a long post (or sometimes middle, for very long posts), my cursor disappears. Where exactly this happens seems to depend on where the scroll bar is. I can't ...
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Why does the new editor change all the link references to inline?

I used WSIWYG mode in the new editor and it made all the links inline when I made a minor edit. Of less concern, it also removed the optional trailing #s on headers and escaped a bunch of brackets ...
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Emails are autolinked in the new Stacks editor

I just recently submitted an answer written in the new editor that contained an email: [email protected] After I posted it, I clicked 'edit', switched to rich text mode, made some changes and submitted my ...
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Is Stack Exchange contributing back to ProseMirror?

Stack Exchange has released an alpha version of a new WYSIWYG editor based on the open source project ProseMirror. In addition to benefitting from this open source work, is SE giving back to it and ...
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Opt-in alpha test for a new Stacks editor

TL;DR: We are testing our new open source Stacks editor that offers both Markdown and rich text input options. If you’re interested in testing it out and giving us feedback, you can opt in by visiting ...
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