Program or tool to manipulate content.

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Should users be allowed to copy and paste rich text into text?

I have a wiki-style application where users can create articles. Recently, some users have been complaining that our editor does not support copying rich text and formatting from applications like ...
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Line numbers in text editor

Okay this sounds like a question a six year old would ask, (and I hope there is an empirical answer) so here's my inner child: In programming numbers start from from zero but why do line numbers in ...
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Does the use of a WYSIWYG editor by itself improve the UX?

As someone with a lot of background writing low-level software, I've always felt a strong dislike for WYSIWYGs such as CKEditor or TinyMCE in the browser. To me they are mostly problematic, as they ...
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2answers
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TreeTable as a flexible condition/filter editor

I face the task to create condition/filter editor every time I need to develop a data/request/event processing system. As usual, there is no universal one and only solution. Google shows a lot of ...
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Improving a 'page layout' editor's user interface

Below you can see a screenshot of a web-based page layout editor. It is basically a drag and drop WYSIWYG editor for interactive apps, and allows the user to use a page backdrop and add a "layer" of ...
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Edit screen for Attachment screen in Android ICS

I have a situation where I am not allowed to put buttons on Actionbar as well as bottom bar. The bottom bar has Save and Cancel when in Edit mode and to make it consistent across all screen we are not ...
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1answer
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Code Editor - Must-Have features? [closed]

I've been coding for almost 18 years, and having migrated to Macs for the last year or so, it was inevitable to start thinking about writing a code editor from scratch - probably, just to try this ...
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1answer
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Configuration and previews

I have a reporting engine, which (currently) gets configured over XML. I have seen some of this preview stuff in editors I know, you write some code on an edit tab and the changes get populated when ...
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Should Ribbon be used on the web?

I'm designing a web application which has a large number of commands and customizations, with many more to come in the future. I've read a number of things on usage of the ribbon, from MS's ...
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2answers
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What is the most intuitive way to rotate an object in 3D space

I am developing an 3D editor. I think showing 3 rings around the object to manipulate should be most intuitive because you have a feeling of "handling" it. Hovering one of the rings highligts it to ...
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Default choice for a “leave without saving changes”-dialog

I have an existing design (web application) where users can edit small parts in a webpage. A small editor will open up with the editable fields and three buttons: [Cancel & Close] [Clear] and ...
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1answer
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What toggle button should represent - state or action? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should a toggle button show its current state or the state to which it will change? I know there was similar question to mine already, but I have something new to ask. I ...
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Dialog asking to save changes when doing a selection change?

In our desktop application we have a viewer which shows the content of a selected item (both, viewer and list, are located in the same window). When the user selects a different item, its content will ...
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1answer
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Default settings with overrides

Really struggling with this complex form, looking for a better approach. I have a stock management tool. It allows my customers to edit details of individual stock items across all their branches. ...
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1answer
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Consistent look and feel vs functionality

I'm working on an (older) website that has a fixed width. It's a large application, and the header, menu and footer are consistent throughout. We've been tasked with re-writing a WYSIWYG editor, ...
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1answer
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In WYSIWYG editors, why for headings the whole paragraph turns into a heading, instead of just the selected text?

In WYSIWYG editors, when you select some text and try to format it as a heading the whole paragraph turns into a heading, rather than just the selected text. With all other elements (bold, italic, ...
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1answer
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Best Practices for Code Editor and Auto-complete

I am working on a code editor application. The app will be web based and currently I am trying to investigate different best practices and value add to give the developers a reason to use the app. ...