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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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Reversing and redownvoting to force reputation loss

Background I am aware of the reasons reputation has a floor of 1, and I think that's just fine. Occasionally I will downvote a post whose OP has a reputation of 1. I'm OK with how the downvote will ...
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'Unupvote' rewording [duplicate]

I'd like to see the SE term "unupvote" be changed to an actual word. This may seem like petty pedantry, but I thought we were a little different to other Q&A sites?. Let's at least make things ...
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How do you revoke not-a-real-vote post feedback?

When a user without enough rep to cast a certain vote (upvote or downvote) attempts to do so, they instead register anonymous, tracked post feedback. They get a message like: Thanks for the ...
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How to undo a vote UP or vote DOWN? [duplicate]

In the past and recently I have clicked accidentally on the UP arrow to vote up but this is only an accident. If I click on DOWN arrow to redo my vote, the counter is directly decremented by 1. I ...
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By updating my job email settings, I have accidentally merged 2 accounts, how do I undo the merge?

A few years ago, I created a new account on SO with a new gmail address, and stopped using my old one which was associated with my personal email address. Now since then, I only go with the new one, ...
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How to undo/fix an accidentally wrong review? [duplicate]

I misclicked when doing a review (this one), and that was a terrible goof. Is there a way to fix it?
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Undo button strips formatting while answering questions - maybe a little picky

When I'm answering a question I usually fat finger the quote button or press CTRL+v when I mean to strike CTRL+b. Example: If you had formatting on a word like this [ Testing ] And you click to ...
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Why are votes locked after a period of time? [duplicate]

I upvoted an answer a while ago, but I realized it was not a good answer. The system does not allow me to take it away, but it allows me to upvote answers long after I have seen it. Shouldn't I be ...
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Text boxes don't undo properly in Mac OS (10.10.4) and Safari (8.0.7)

If I type a sentence that has an autocorrect, the undo (Command-Z) removes the whole sentence instead of just undoing the last changes (including the autocorrect change). I have used the contact form ...
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Realized accidental downvote way too late

I don't care about the point I lost, I just want to give the chap who answered this question back his twenty points. His bash for loop template helped me out a lot.
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When should we undo downvote?

I downvote very rarely, sometimes the answer has been edited after to a good answer, and I will like to undo it. But sometimes, although the answer is corrected now, I may feel it's not right to just ...
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Bad answer → Downvote → Edit within 5 mins → Undo → Vote locked in [duplicate]

This answer gave a reason why the OP's code wasn't working, but didn't provide any alternative code; I downvoted it. Then the OP edited it to include some code, but my vote is still locked in: (...
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When trying to undo an upvote on deleted answer the vote arrow stays gray after the failure

Still using this deleted question of mine on other site to test the Roomba Turbo Charging, I found another glitch in the design. Was really hard to come with the descriptive title so let me ...
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Upvote should block/undo downflagging

I have seen that this topic is discussed widely on Meta, even there are a number of feature requests on this topic. Here I would like to present my clear and easy-to-implement recommendation. In my ...
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Is it possible to undo votedown?

I accidentally voted a question down. I thought voting up once would help my accidental move look like never happened but instead it voted up the question. I, again, thought voting down would settle ...
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Ctrl+Z undoes twice in editor

When I press Control+Z in the editor for Ask/Answer question, my last 2 modifications are undone. What I mean is, that if I press Control+Z, followed by Control+Shift+Z, the text will not be the same ...
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Take back/revert our flags [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Cancel misclicked flags Flag removal: Is it possible to remove your flag or otherwise indicate it should be unflagged? Whenever we flag a question as something inappropriate,...
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We need ability to undo election votes

I followed a link to the Stack Overflow moderator election. I have not voted in these before and I am unfamiliar with the page layout and process. I accidentally hit the mouse while over a "2nd ...
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Please allow undoing close votes during a grace period [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can we have the ability to rescind a close vote before it closes? So I was churning through /review (only 269,920 first questions to go), and I clicked on “close”, “not ...
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How to undo reopen vote?

I have just asked a question, which was quickly marked as duplicate. First I got angry, because "duplicate" question didn't contain an answer to my specific scenario and voted for the question to be ...
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Enable the Ability to Undo Flagging of a Question [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can we have a way to undo a flag? I feel we should have the ability to undo a flag if we accidentally click on the wrong flag in Stack Overflow... There should be a small ...
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How to remove edit from edit queue? [duplicate]

I asked a question on SO: Unix find: list of files from stdin and got an answer that, while good, I thought could be improved with a minor edit: Unix find: list of files from stdin After a little ...
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Cancel misclicked flags

I'm wondering (since it just happened to me), is it possible to "cancel" ("undo", "delete", "retract", whatever) a flag I just raised if I misclicked it, so the mods won't waste time? I looked ...
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Unvoting closing question

I've marked question as duplicate. But then I understand that it is not total duplicate but I can't revote, I can't remove my vote
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Downvoted a question accidentally

I accidentally downvoted a question, which I didn't mean that. It must be because I used my iphone this afternoon and I didn't close my browser when I put my iphone back to my pocket. I want to undo ...
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Why is it impossible to undo votes?

Today I voted up the wrong answer. I noticed that there's no way to undo your votes. When you have voted an answer you are forced to vote it, even if you don't want to. I immediately noticed the error ...
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Need a rollback/undo for tag synonym merging

Per waffles' response to my recent support request, even a well-intentioned tag merge can destroy data irrevocably. There were probably about 32 questions tagged "sequel" that have all been ...
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Area51: undo close proposal vote

This is easiest to explain with an example: a number of people (3) voted to close the Quotes proposal. Since then the objections have been answered and it is getting a clear focus. But there is no ...
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How do I undo an accidental undo of an up vote?

I accidentally undid my upvote on a question thinking I was upvoting it, but it undid my upvote, so I click again to re-upvote it, but it is locked unless the question is edited. I can post a comment ...
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Cancel a vote so that the tally goes back to zero and not minus

If I vote up a post, the vote score will increase from 0 to 1. But then I might change my mind or repent my actions and wish to take back that vote. If I vote it down, the score will be minus ...
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