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Questions about the editor used when creating or editing posts.

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Q&A MathJax rerenders on movement instead of on change

I've noticed something when using MathJax while preparing/editing a post. Each time a change is made to the raw text, the preview rerenders accordingly. This is the behaviour I expect, which ensure...

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by trichoplax‭  ·  edited 7d ago by meta guy‭

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Q&A Auto-navigate from post preview to post source

I'd like to be able to double-click in a specific location in the preview of the post I'm writing (or editing), and have the site scroll up to the post source (input box), and scroll and move the c...

0 answers  ·  posted 14d ago by Andreas‭

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Q&A Markdown table alignment only renders correctly in preview

Codidact posts support Markdown tables. For example, the following raw text: Column 1 | Column 2 -------- | -------- Data A | Data B Data C | Data D renders as: Column 1 Column ...

1 answer  ·  posted 5mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  edited 21d ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A Trying to use Markdown formatting on detail-section labels causes unexpected centered alignment in preview

I knew that blank lines are needed in certain places when mixing HTML markup with Markdown so that the Markdown will actually be processed. For example: <details> <summary> Gory deta...

1 answer  ·  posted 7mo ago by Karl Knechtel‭  ·  last activity 3mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A Although div tag is not allowed, it's rendered in the preview

tl;dr According to this post, the div tag is not allowed, thus it's removed from posts. But it's not removed from the preview, and I believe both (the preview and the final saved post) should be c...

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by hkotsubo‭  ·  edited 3mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A Editor preview for comments [duplicate]

Comments allow some Markdown features such as numbered and bullet point lists, code blocks, and quote blocks. They also allow MathJax in communities for which it is enabled. A rendered comment can ...

0 answers  ·  posted 6mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  closed as duplicate 6mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A Show post preview beside the editing field rather than below

Discourse forum software has a neat feature whereby the post preview appears beside the input field. The post submission form pops up as an overlay to the main view of the current thread, showing t...

0 answers  ·  posted 7mo ago by Karl Knechtel‭

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Q&A Some code blocks extend into the right hand panel on desktop

If a code block contains a line too long to fit in the available horizontal space, the excess to the right is hidden, with a scroll bar to allow seeing the rest (this is a good thing): Raw text: ...

1 answer  ·  posted 8mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  edited 8mo ago by trichoplax‭

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Q&A Should we render double hyphen as an em dash?

Some places render "--" (double hyphen) as "—" (em dash). Currently Codidact does not -- so these are left as double hyphens in both the edit preview and a rendered post (like that). Would it be ...

2 answers  ·  posted 8mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  last activity 8mo ago by AdminBee‭

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Q&A Images fail to load when previewed or saved

While drafting or editing a post images do not show in the rendered post preview. Instead the alt text is displayed: (For me this now shows correctly as an image, so it looks like this is fixed....

2 answers  ·  posted 9mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  edited 9mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A Consistent borders on the inputs when asking a question.

I'm getting used to the UI here where the the title comes after the body when when writing a question. I'm finding it a bit annoying because I write my titles first and I have to scroll down to do...

0 answers  ·  posted 9mo ago by Stephen Ostermiller‭  ·  edited 9mo ago by Moshi‭

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Q&A Text colour works in edit preview but not in saved post

I entered the following markdown into an answer I posted recently: ### ImageMagick > <p style="color:red">An error occurred while installing rmagick (4.2.6), and Bundler cannot continue....

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by trichoplax‭

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Q&A HTML entities & the question content preview [duplicate]

An ampersand shows as &amp; instead of & in the following question content preview: I've also included an ampersand in the title of this question to test whether the title is also affect...

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by trichoplax‭  ·  closed as duplicate 1y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A Please build inline editing functionality

Right now, if a user tries to click the "edit" button on a post, they get taken to a separate page where they can make changes to it. After the changes are made, the user is redirected back to the ...

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by sau226‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by trichoplax‭

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Q&A Preview of edits so reviewers can see what has changed

When looking at a pending edit on the suggested edits page, only the markdown shows. There is no preview of how this will be rendered. This presents two problems: Any subtle error introduced by...

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by trichoplax‭  ·  edited 1y ago by trichoplax‭

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Q&A Main and subheadings are almost the same size, but not in the edit preview

When editing a post, headings with a single hash # show as significantly bigger than headings with a double hash ##. However, after saving, these two headings are much closer in size (to the point ...

3 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by trichoplax‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by celtschk‭

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Q&A TT tag works in preview, not in final post. [duplicate]

The html tag <tt> works correctly in the preview window that is shown while editing a post. Text enclosed in such tags is shown in mono-spaced font. However, the TT tag seems to be ignored ...

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Olin Lathrop‭  ·  closed as duplicate 2y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A Show headings in a preview

Currently a user who comes to create a post can only read the post's body in the preview area, but not the post title (it just isn't there). I suggest to show a post's title in the preview because...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by deleted user  ·  last activity 2y ago by luap42‭

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Q&A Button is disabled without any explanation when title is too short

When I was writing the post. My title was too short for post that. But, I was thinking why button is disabled. Since, I had worked on disabling button that's why I knew my post's title was too shor...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by deleted user  ·  last activity 2y ago by deleted user

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Q&A I suggest to better format the title ("summarize your post with a title") area

By some odd mistake I wrote only about half a title to a post in Scientific Speculation yesterday: Post itself: https://scientific-speculation.codidact.com/posts/283763 Post history: https://sc...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by deleted user  ·  last activity 2y ago by Olin Lathrop‭

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Q&A "Remember last post edit in process" not clearing automatically

Echo... I just posted a question https://meta.codidact.com/posts/280045 When I started to post my next question (not this one, another one that will be soon) by clicking "Ask Question" again, the...

0 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by manassehkatz‭  ·  edited 2y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A Cancelation prompt is unintuitive

After hitting the "Cancel" button when writing or editing a post, a prompt shows up that says Any unsaved changes will be lost. Are you sure? [Okay] [Cancel] Hitting [Okay] will kick you out...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by Moshi‭  ·  edited 3y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A Numbering Display Bug

I think there is a bug with a final text numbering not matching the numbering in the preview. I recently posted this answeron meta. When I edit the question the preview of the text displays correc...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by 1muflon1‭  ·  edited 3y ago by 10 Rep‭

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Q&A Allow discarding of drafts

Currently, when editing a post the system will automatically save a draft for you after a short period of inactivity. This draft will then be loaded again if you leave the page and return, even if ...

0 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by ploni‭  ·  edited 3y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A Site design: Why use different fonts for edit window and code windows?

When I type in the edit window, Codidact seems to use my default monospaced font (Iosevka SS08). But when a code block is displayed, why doesn't it use the same? I feel like it makes more sense to...

0 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Razetime‭  ·  edited 3y ago by Moshi‭

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Q&A HTML tables are misdisplayed

With this code: <tr> <th>Downvotes</th> <th>Minimum upvotes to stay above 40%</th> </tr> <tr> <td>1</td> <td&gt...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by DonielF‭  ·  edited 3y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A Reset button for drafts [duplicate]

I was recently editing someone else's answer, but I didn't like my changes and decided to redo them. However, there was no way to reset the edit (revert to the state before I started editing). The ...

0 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Moshi‭  ·  closed as duplicate 3y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A Character tracker doesn't react on insertion via ContextMenu

This is a small one: "Ctrl+V" itself is handled correctly (first part of gif above).

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by FoggyFinder‭  ·  edited 3y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A Please make the "Insert image" tool's extension-checker case-insensitive. [duplicate]

Could you please make the "Insert image" tool treat file extensions as case-insensitive when checking for validity? When I post here on Meta, I frequently insert screenshots taken from MS Windows' ...

0 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Isaac Moses‭  ·  edited 3y ago by ArtOfCode‭

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Q&A Why isn't the text editor in the same font as what posts are?

It's not really an issue, but I'm curious why Codidact chose to use a monospace font for editing/posting while published posts use a normal font.

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Moshi‭  ·  edited 3y ago by Mithical‭

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Q&A Make the editor's textarea bigger (full screen?) and with a side-by-side preview

Can we improve the editor? Currently, the textarea is, IMO, too small (even a short post like this one requires some scrolling when editing). For larger posts (like this one) it's even worse. When ...

0 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by hkotsubo‭

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Q&A Don't upload images automatically

When I want to upload a picture from my computer, I use the upload button in the editor to upload it directly. For this feature, I would like an extra step to confirm that I really want to upload t...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by Zerotime‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Olin Lathrop‭

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Q&A Can we have an error if the to be uploaded image is too large?

I tried to upload an image and wondered why I didn't work. So I tried again and again until I noticed that my images were barely larger than 2 megabytes. Can you please add a warning if images are ...

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Zerotime‭  ·  edited 3y ago by ArtOfCode‭

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Q&A Clickable tag buttons only work once

Yesterday I proposed that the required tags beneath questions asked on meta should be clickable so that the tags are prefilled into the tag form. I tried it out now that's it implemented and while ...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by Zerotime‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by ArtOfCode‭

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Q&A Using the buttons in the editor moves the cursor to the end of the (editor) form

When I use the editor to write up a question or an answer, sometimes I use the buttons of the editor to add underscores to format my text. But when I use the buttons, it inserts the underscores rig...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by Zerotime‭  ·  edited 3y ago by ArtOfCode‭