Questions tagged [editing]

For questions about either API methods for editing posts, or for tools/apps/scripts that enhance the editing experience.

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Increase/Decrease Indentation Buttons for the Editor

Some people, myself included, thought that buttons to adjust the indentation of code blocks would be useful, since apparently such buttons in all likelihood won't be implemented offically i tried to ...
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How can I write (edit) one of my answers?

I started to love the Python black formatter and I want all my code on Stack Overflow to be formatted like that. So I wanted to go over the answers and apply black / blacken-docs, check if anything ...
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Auto-Editor: a user script for automatically correcting common errors

About This user script adds a button when editing Stack Exchange sites that automatically fixes many common grammar, spelling, capitalization, and usage errors. Installation Install a user script ...
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Improve error message when attempting to edit a post while not having enough reputation

When attempting to edit a post while not having enough reputation, like happened here: API to submit a Suggested Edit, the API returns the following: { "error_id": 407, "...
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"is_edited": false or "is_edited": true as an option in the API response

When working with the Stack Exchange API I noticed that there is important data (at least for what I thought to do) not available, whether the question, answer or comment was edited or not: { "...
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Dragon: an automatic editor

Placeholder removal While the placeholder tags have been removed, this project is still very much experimental - Dragon now works, but it doesn't always work well. Common sense while using is still ...
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Unicode Char Counter - a userscript for making SE's character counter aware of non-ASCII chars 🤦‍♂️

Screenshot / Code Snippet Live preview of the new counter: The counter also preserves the "heatmap" colour coding: About Disclaimer: please note that the script will not allow you to ...
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Three Columns - Displays the question page, post textarea, and post preview in side-by-side columns

Three Columns ( install ) (github) This is a userscript which allows those with reasonably wide monitors to make the most of their screen real-estate when posting, by making the question, ...
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CDNSaver - never look for a CDN link twice

Screenshot / Code Snippet About Stack Snippets provides a great shortcut for popular library CDN links via the dropdowns on the left sidebar. However, it's uncustomizable, and when it comes to ...
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SE like I like it userscript

About Here's yet another Greasemonkey / Tampermonkey userscript for Stack Exchange. It adds the following enhancements: Within preformatted code blocks, double-click to select all. In the post ...
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Suggested Edit Queue v2.0

The Sales Pitch This user script enhances the suggested edit queue to remove the usability annoyances we all know and love hate. Suggested Edits will not jump to the top when casting the deciding ...
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Better handling of indentation and the TAB key when editing posts

About This user script changes the behavior of a few keys (most notably the Tab key) within the post editor to behave more like it does in IDEs or text editors: When multiple lines are selected, Tab ...
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How to update tags without modifying question body? [duplicate]

I made a call to update the question tags using API - https://api.stackexchange.com/docs/edit-question however the body formatting changes when I edit the tags with the same body received (with HTML ...
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Stack Exchange WYSIWYG Editor

Markdown is great! But WYSIWYG editors are really useful - no waste of screen space by having the preview underneath what you're typing, no accidents with markdown: You see what you get! So, I made a ...
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API to submit a Suggested Edit

Is there a way of using the API to submit a suggested edit? This would allow users without the edit privilege to at least submit their suggestion. There is no create/add endpoint listed in the docs ...
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<kbd>, Superscript and Subscript, markup shortcuts

About: This script adds buttons and keyboard shortcuts that make it easy to add/remove: <kbd> tags Superscripts and subscripts <del> tags <br> tags &emsp; when editing posts. ...
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Script to dynamically expand the Q/A text field

I'm searching for a script to (vertically) expand the text field in questions and answers as I type. I personally prefer seeing all content at once (while the area can be extended by manually dragging,...
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Wrong error message when attempting to edit a locked answer

When attempting to edit a locked answer like this one via the /answers/{id}/edit API method, I get an error message: Account is not allowed to suggest edits I have the privilege to edit the post, ...
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Suggested edit not returned by API

This suggested edit: https://dba.stackexchange.com/suggested-edits/20375 is not returned by the /suggested-edits/{ids} API call: https://api.stackexchange.com/2.2/suggested-edits/20375?site=dba ...
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Math buttons for sites without MathJax support

Download View source or install (you will need a plugin like GreaseMonkey for this). What it does For sites that don't have MathJax support, but occasionally need math, HTML codes like &cap; ...
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OBSOLETE - Add Draft Save Links

Obsolete: Install and source links are dead. Script was written for much older version of the sites. Screenshot About This is a simple Greasemonkey script which adds Save and Clear buttons for ...
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Get Comment markdown, copy comment code to clipboard

About: This userscript adds flyover buttons to every comment to fetch that comment's code (markdown). Reference this post, and this post on Meta Stack Overflow. Features: The markdown is paste-...
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MEHF - tool for quickly testing code snippets, with StackOverflow support

Screenshot About MEHF is partway between an IDE and a REPL. (The name "MEHF" is partway between "IDE " and "REPL.") It's designed to offer quick testing of code ...
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OBSOLETE - See the SOX post -- Side By Side Editing [duplicate]

This script no longer works and is no longer supported. See the Stack Overflow Extras (SOX) for this functionality. Screenshot About This userscript adds a button to the editor toolbar ('Toggle ...
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Stack Snippet Lag Fixer

About Inspired by this question on SO Meta. Sometimes, when posting or editing posts with one or more Stack Snippets, the editor requires a lot of resources to continuously re-render the post preview. ...
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Dude, where's my cursor?

About This user script makes it easier to edit long questions and answers by doing the following things: It constrains the height of the Markdown preview to 500 pixels by default, so you can see the ...
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Script to set the default image description text?

Stack Exchange sets enter image description here as the default description — this is mainly useful for new users who may not know that the title can be modified. I'm looking for a script to ...
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Markdown Shortcuts for StackExchange - insert latex commands quickly by keybindings

About This userscript gives users quick key bindings to speed up the process of editing mathjax/chem/etc. into posts. Example usage: Pressing Alt+I would insert \pi directly. Pressing Alt+R would ...
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Can the API Edit a Question, changing only one field?

The documentation for the edit question method (/questions/{id}/edit) is somewhat vague. Are all of the parameters required? For example, if the only field I want to change in the question is tags, ...
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Stack Exchange Editor Toolkit

This userscript is a revival of sorts for the old SE Editor Toolkit, which was abandoned some time ago. It only really provides the autocorrect aspect for the foreseeable future, which I find to be ...
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Editor buttons for injecting documentation links

I wrote a small user script for adding some buttons to the question editor. The idea came up a few times on Meta Stack Overflow and Stack Overflow, and I just wanted to share a rough version to get ...
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Auto Format code snippets

Is it possible to auto format code so you don't have to go to each line and space 4 times? For example I know about the 'enter code here' but that doesn't always work correctly! It should be ...
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Stack Exchange Improvements - Sticky top bar, new text editor, and more

About This chrome extension replaces the text editor with a much better one that supports markdown, indentation, code formatting, and more! Also provides options for making the top bar sticky, and ...
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Mass find and replace in answers, questions and titles of questions

1. Briefly I don't find, how I can mass replace string in multiple answers, questions and titles of questions of any Stack Exchange site. 2. Example For example, I want to replace incorrect form of ...
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Force Edit suggested reviews

Review edits have the option to force edit, which will edit the original post, as opposed to improve which will edit the suggested edit. UserScript: // ==UserScript== // @name Force edit ...
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Looking for a script to show countdown timer below posts for easier edits

On Stack Exchange sites, edits that are made within 5 minutes of posting a question or answer aren't counted. This is called the grace period. For example, if you post a new answer, and edit it after ...
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Stack Exchange Editor Extra: a userscript to add extra features to the Markdown Editor

Stack Exchange Editor Extra A userscript which adds extra features to the default SE Markdown Editor. Extra features: Insert code with Ace Editor (alt + a) Find & Replace (with modifiers) (alt+ ...
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When asking/answering a question on SE sites; Is there a way to fix the page in place so that you only see the displayed output as you type?

I am a touch typist and would like to know if there exists a way to type a question\answer with all the necessary formatting without the page automatically scrolling back up to where you input the ...
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Stack Overflow Snippets for Sublime Text

About: This is a utility for the Sublime Text editor. Press Shift + Ctrl + H in your Sublime Text, enter a search query, and get code snippets from the matched questions. Screenshot / Code Snippet: ...
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Inline editor regardless of reputation

The following simple script provides an ability to edit any posts inline regardless of reputation (works if logged out also). Download / view code Screenshot from there:
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StackOverflow-Steroids - A Chrome extension to introduce (and test) new features on Stack Overflow faster

I've previously complained about the bad usability that Stack Exchange sites can have and created a Chrome extension to help test possible fixes. It did not attract much attention. Now I've added a ...
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Why does dropdown comes in "Rev" when we edit published app?

I have published an app and editing it. One new "Rev" tab is created and it is giving me a dropdown as shown here. Why it is being created here? It is not created in any other Stack Exchange websites ...
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How to get notified when any of the content I have edited or posted is edited, deleted, or closed?

How can I "keep an eye" on all my content on SE? Due to policy, users aren't notified when their questions or answers are deleted, despite numerous feature requests. I've looked at StackCenter but it ...
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Display tag excerpt tooltips when editing a question

There's a 25-score question on MSE with the same title requesting this feature. The obvious solution: create a userscript to do it. :) You can install the script by clicking here.
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MathJax Buttons

Adds some math/science buttons to the editor on science SE sites. These buttons are useful for converting selected text to math, formatting SI units, and formatting chemical equations. There are also ...
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How can a userscript detect when a post's been edited in place, so that it can do stuff to the newly edited post?

I recently built a userscript for Board Games Stack Exchange. On page load, it scans questions and answers for certain plaintext patterns and replaces them with some HTML, making the posts prettier. ...
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Request for script, or fix, to add Edit-Reason checkboxes

I've found a Stack Exchange userscript which looks GREAT - it would make things so much easier for me: The Edit summary options script Unfortunately, it doesn't work at all! I'm not sure why. My ...
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`last_editor` is missing but `last_edit_date` is present?

Some posts (questions or answers) have a last_edit_date but no last_editor. Does this always mean that the post was last edited by the post owner? Example: stackapps.com/a/3891/ PS: This issue came ...
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Is there any API or documentation that would help my adding functionality to Q&A textareas?

I'm writing an userscript that should add some functionality to the main textarea (WMD) used to post and edit answers and questions. The functionality will usually need to do things like insert text ...
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Should HTML or Markdown be passed to /questions/{id}/edit?

I'm making an app that supports editing questions. Should HTML or Markdown source be passed to the body parameter of /questions/{id}/edit?