The new editor has become extremely buggy. Almost nothing works the way it should.
I'm using Apple Mac OS X 10.6.8 and Firefox 20.0 or Safari 5.1.9.
For example, I select some text in the Terminal app and copy it into the editor using Safari:
Empty lines are being stripped at first:
After a few seconds the editor automatically rebuilds the empty lines, but double (2x):
This does not necessarily happen in Firefox though, for instance, when I copied this text from TextEdit (standard OS text editor), it stripped all the paragraphs and remained silent.
I select the text in the editor with the mouse or use CMD-A to select all and choose Syntax Highlighting (plain). Selecting the text, now with line numbers, produces very weird results. It is not possible to select the text and hence copy or cut does not work. The result is different between Firefox and Safari:
Other problems are:
Cut and paste is unreliable. Sometimes it's choosing the clipboard of the OS, sometimes from the editor, sometimes it does not work at all.
Undo is unreliable, sometimes it's available, sometimes not. No specific pattern it seems.
Pasting text into the editor uses the font of the source and continues to use the font of the source when typing, which is just annoying.
Changing the font does not always apply in the editor, but seems to apply in the final post. Updating and re-editing however does not fix or correct the font displayed in the editor.
Sometimes it recognizes pasting of hyperlinx, sometimes not.
Earlier on I was quoting some text, by selecting a previous response and choosing the "quote" icon. It quoted the text in the edit window, but I could no longer add any unquoted text to my message.
I could go on and on with more issues, but the problems are so weird and very difficult to explain.
Safari seems mostly incompatible with the editor. Selecting text and applying a font only affects 3/4 of the text, etc. etc. But Firefox is also making strange problems. Unfortunately issues are not always reproducible. It seems the editor is mutating.
Is anyone else having such issues with the editor?