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Put the ⌃⌥⇧⌘⎋⏏⌫↑⇡↖⇞⇥ characters somewhere for people to copy/paste

It would be easy and useful to put the most-commonly-used keyboard shortcut characters (such as ⌃⌥⇧⌘⎋⏏⌫↑⇡↖⇞⇥, and perhaps others — see here for a list, which you can also place at ~/Library/Key ...
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Editor button or shortcut for <kbd> tag?

I like the <kbd> tag. It's a quick way to let people know that you want them to press a keyboard shortcut. However, I find my self just using the ` shortcut to set key commands to monospace ...
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Can we get a banner in memory of Steve Jobs on Ask Different?

Can we add a banner on Ask Different in memory of Steve Jobs? RIP.
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Can we disable the ⌘H "Heading" shortcut?

As the question/answer editor currently stands, ⌘H inserts ## Heading ##. I often want to use the Hide shortcut while editing, so is there any way I could disable it? Otherwise, would people mind if ...
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Checkbox to automatically resize a retina display screenshot

For users with the new MacBook Pro with retina display, screenshots have their dimensions doubled. For example, if I take a screenshot of a window, this is what I get: As you can see, when the image ...
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Retina graphics for Ask Different?

As retina displays are becoming more pervasive in Apple hardware, and we're here to support users of Apple products, I think it would be great if the AD site included retina versions of its image ...
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Please update the Markdown help to include how to enter keyboard symbols

The how-to and copy-and-paste codes for entering keyboard symbols is scattered around AD meta but it is something that comes up a lot and is very helpful, particularly when using an iPad. Can we ...
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Feature Request: Add editor buttons for symbols common to the subject

Feature Request: Add editor buttons for symbols common to the subject being discussed. In the case of the Apple Stack Exchange, I wish to suggest some buttons for the editor to insert the common keys ...
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To ensure that users read proper manual pages: should we allow hyperlinking of x-man-page:// URLs?

Current behaviour Example: x-man-page://8/fsck_cs is misinterpreted as an http:// URL. Proposal Allow x-man-page:// URLs to be hyperlinked — examples. Motivations Appropriateness. Referring to ...
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New "No Research" close reason?

From some brief comments in AD Chat, it appears we currently have one spare slot for a new close reason. I would like to propose a 'zero research' type reason - though I'm open to suggestions on the ...
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Can we make the the tags look like the buttons in Lion?

In chat today, Timothy mentioned that the tags in oneboxes look a lot like the buttons in Windows XP: Compare to Windows XP button: Can we make the oneboxes and the tags on the main site look like ...
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Is there a way to mark answers as obsolete?

In a similar vein to this question about editing other users answers to provide compatibility with newer OS X versions, is there any way to mark answers as obsolete besides adding a comment that it ...
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Is there a way we can honor the service of retired moderators?

Being elected as a moderator doesn't mean you have to continue serving for the rest of your life. Moderators sometimes resign, but sometimes they fade away, becoming less and less active on the site ...
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Make our badges Apple shaped

Different sites have different shapes badges according to the theme: Travel has a map pointer Android has an Android icon English Language Learners have bookmarks So why shouldn’t our badges be ...
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Use San Francisco, Helvetica Neue fonts over Arial

The current CSS design for Ask Different puts Arial first. I think we should change this CSS to put San Francisco first, without having to license anything or anything like that. Here is my CSS code: ...
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Syntax Highlighting for AppleScript

It would be nice to have proper syntax highlighting for AppleScript used in code blocks, especially since AppleScript is the primary language posted on this site. Currently the auto-detection usually ...
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Mass modify product names for consistent formatting (for example, change XCode to Xcode)

In my opinion, Ask Different would be great if Apple product names only appeared as: Xcode iPhone iPod touch iPad OS X Mac OS X and I never saw: XCode, xCode, xcode, XCODE IPhone IPod Touch, iTouch ...
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Which sites should be in our primary migration paths?

When you select "off topic" as a reason to close a post on most of the other established Stack Exchange sites, you're presented with a menu similar to this: As you can see, there are a few pre-...
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Why are the positive bonus rep red in the reputation tab? [duplicate]

I noticed that (un)accepts... ...and bounties... are red there. Why are all the rep received from bonuses RED?! I understand unaccepts - they give negative rep gain and therefore logically made ...
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Design flaw in the number/items per page selector

I've noticed Ask Different's CSS is much less legible than other Stack Exchange sites: Pretty selector: Not pretty selector: (produced by hovering over a choice) Could we change it so that the ...
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Can we delete the word "power" from the tagline at stackexchange.com/sites?

In our logo, the description of Ask Different is "Answers for your Apple questions" -- a concise and fairly accurate description of the site. At http://stackexchange.com/sites, our site is described ...
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Let's support Dark Mode!

With the introduction of dark mode in macOS, Safari Technology Preview 68 has released a new feature called prefers-color-scheme which lets us detect whether the user has dark mode enabled with a ...
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Could Community♦ not bump questions without accepted answers on meta?

So we've established that it's appropriate for meta to contain questions that aren't really answerable. Which suggests that the algorithm whereby Community♦ randomly bumps questions without accepted ...
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Would removing the reputation limit on commenting eliminate the "bumping old questions" problem?

I've noticed that plenty of really old questions get bumped to the top of the page by answers of "I have this problem too. Please help!" or "That answer worked. Thanks!", and even when the mods delete ...
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Enforcing one-question-per-question

Sometimes users (especially new ones) post several good, substantive questions in a single post. This leads to all sorts of chaos with regard to the answers, and we have the one-question-per-question-...
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Can we have StackOverflow added as a site we can migrate questions to

On the close question dialog we can only close as off topic to meta.askdifferent can we please have some other options - The main missing one is stackoverflow. I have asked this before but was told ...
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Stacked Buttons Need Attention on apple.stackexchange.com

Hey, just wanted to give my 2 cents here - The way that the buttons are all the same shape and relatively the same size on apple.stackexchange.com questions is kind of distracting, visually. I really ...
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Review Etiquette re: obviously incorrect or irrelevant answers

Something I've seen quite a bit of while reviewing Low Quality Posts: obviously incorrect/irrelevant answers. (Case in point: this answer.) What is the recommended approach to this? The answer is ...
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Unlock this question, please. Perhaps allow locks to timeout

I encountered this question via an organic search result in Google. Can a mod please unlock it so that I can upvote it? How can I make Safari show the URL when I hover over a link? The question has ...
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Please hat the community user

The community user is showing up in the Ask Different winter bash leaderboard. Undoubtedly the community process is working hard, but until now there was no easy way to measure its contribution. It ...
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How to report spam-user

I've noticed a user who has every quality of being a Spam-bot. I know you can flag questions, but can you flag users as well? The user in this case, edward, keeps spamming and filling up the ...
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Can we have the reputation league shown in the user page like Stack Overflow?

Having been participating on Stack Overflow a bit recently, I've noticed this: This doesn't seem to exist on Ask Different: Can it be added?
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Pixelpalooza - Requesting a feature to normalize sizing of portrait iOS screen images by default (not just for landscape images)

I often find myself not uploading a screen capture from my iPhone since the default size of a retina sized picture is quite large. In landscape it would be quite intimidating if the system didn't ...
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Separate script-editor and AppleScript tags from each other

Before this recent question Script Editor shows Error: No Error in JavaScript code for sending email taught me that JavaScript can also be used in Script Editor app, I had added AppleScript tag into ...
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Adding hints for including code in questions about scripting

Proposal Since questions about AppleScript, Automator, and UNIX shell scripting are on-topic here, more impetus should be given to the questioner to include the script they have used. Reference ...
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New Domain: Redirection vs New Location

Is askdifferent.com always going to redirect to apple.stakexchange.com? My understanding was that the site would, like the other graduated SE sites, be accessed and used by our unique domain. I would ...
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Automatically capitalizing: 'ithing' and 'Ithing' to 'iThing'

When I'm editing a post, one of the most common things that I end up doing* is fixing the capitalization of the names Apple's products, like in this question's title. How would people feel about ...
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Why can't I upvote a post from the Low Quality Posts moderation queue?

Once in a blue moon there is a good question in the Low Quality Posts moderation queue. Why can't I upvote them without opening the question in a new tab? Am I just missing something? It seems like on ...
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Suggestion - Possibly Sitewide - Inbox Feed?

I might be being dense, but I was wondering if there is a RSS feed that displays entries from our 'inbox'? If not, then perhaps a feature suggestion. I use a RSS reader a lot and it updates ...
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The accepted answer of the Ask Different example question is wrong!

The about page for Ask Different uses this question: The problem is, the answer, as of a few months ago is YES. Apple released iBooks support in the newest version of OS X: Mavericks. There is an ...
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can we have Tag Icons

On Stack Overflow the facebook, Android, and adobe tags have icons on, could we allow Icons for tags such as iTunes, App Store, Bluetooth, Mail.app, etc?
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Force vote for close reason as opposed to immediate closure due to badge privilige

Is there a way to flag a question to be voted on closure rather than immediately close the question because I have a badge privilege for a particular tag (i.e. battery, macos, etc.) There are times ...
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Can a Moderator Designate a Question as Answered?

There are dozens of questions on here that have viable answers, yet the asker never bothers to go back and assign an answer to the question. Many of them are quite obvious. Yet, as far as I can tell, ...
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Helping new guy, need 20 rep to join chat

Can we change the chat to be accessible for writing at +5 rep for AskDifferent? If it's based on a "permanent" number, could SE maybe update this so it's variable for each different site? I think it'...
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Footnote or internal reference?

Within a question or answer is it possible to write a footnote? For example, if I use a tricky term, for many readers, some of them will understand it at first reading, but some others might prefer a ...
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Is there a way to track share stats?

Sharing 10 links is quite a challenge. I don't want to just spam 10 links to all my networks and hope they click all of them, so I'm trying hard to target just those links that would be very ...
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Who can help us implement Dark Mode?

I would like to know where to send my money so that Dark Mode can come to Ask Different. Stack Overflow has had it for two years and it is an absolute delight. I mostly spend time at AD in the evening ...
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The page http://apple.stackexchange.com/help/on-topic needs to be more prominent.

It appears the the Ask Different FAQ is gone, redirecting to a generic help page. I now see that there is a page about what is on-topic for the site, but that page is far less prominent than the old ...
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Associating questions "migrated" from the now closed gadgets statckexchange to my newly created account here?

Just read the email that "the Gadgets Stack Exchange has been closed due to lack of traffic" and "Some of the questions which are appropriate to other Stack Exchange sites have already been migrated ...
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Please add a new tag "Shortcuts"

I'm gonna leave this pretty short because its pretty self explanatory. Shortcuts was recently released by Apple on iOS 12. I think we need a tag. I have enough rep to create the tag, but a tag for "...
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