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how to edit such long code/error blocks?

Accessing fileURL from My Photo Stream says "Operation not permitted" This question has a terrible formatting. It is not suitable for: Text: as it is code(in some form) and such texts are ...
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Why doesn't formatting work in comments (for me)?

I tried commenting on an answer, and all of my paragraphs were strung together in a single paragraph. I used proper markdown, adding two spaces at the end of each paragraph. When that didn't work, I ...
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Why does the list not properly render in a quotation?

Please see my answer here: https://apple.stackexchange.com/a/360783/45492. There I quote a Support article, however, the list is not rendered correctly in the quotation (see 1. below). I tried adding ...
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Why are visited links not rendered differently from non-visited links in AskDifferent?

I subscribe to several SE sites. I've noticed that the question links on the Questions page are rendered differently on the AskDifferent site than they are on the other sites I visit: After clicking ...
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Better Syntax Highlighting for AppleScript

I was thinking how it would be nice if syntax highlighting for AppleScript used in code blocks was a little more appropriate. AppleScript is the primary language posted on this site, and so, by ...
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More convenient way to make code blocks

Is there any more convenient way to write code? When I have a longer log, I dont want to space every line because it would take very long. I thought that using the <code> tag would help. But ...
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Why was my edit removing code formatting reverted?

I recently made an edit to this answer: Apple Mail keeps crashing frequently after RAM problem I removed the code formatting from the text, except the shell commands as these are code. My edit was ...
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Incorrect formatting appearance - fixable?

My first post on Meta & I didn't find anything similar by searching... I see this a lot, on various question/answers - the last line of a code section hidden behind the scroll-bar... If I check ...
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How do you insert keyboard characters into questions/responses? [duplicate]

How would I get ⌥⌘ to appear as the keyboard characters themselves which I see often embedded in responses?
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When and how should I write two answers?

For certain questions, there may be multiple ways of doing something. This is the question that persuaded me to write this: Fastest way to get a photo from iPhone to Mac? My existing answer is a way ...
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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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Struggling to create numbered lists

How do I correctly get numbered lists to work? I am using Chrome on Mac and have been manually numbering lists of items because I am struggling to get the rich text formatting work. However I was ...
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When `code` is included in a link, it is not highlighted in blue

While typing the title I was directed to this question from 2011 (it was even edited by Jeff Atwood!), but there are no answers or comments, and the issue still exists: When making an inline link ...
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Proper display of menu paths

For editing and answering, I want to know: what's the best way to notate a menu item's path? (This also goes for things such as preferences.) I have seen the following: Menu > Item Menu-> Item Menu -...
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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 ...