2017 wikitext editor/Feedback

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Post your feedback about using the first iteration of the 2017 wikitext editor as a Beta Feature. While you can disable it by unchecking the New wikitext mode checkbox in your Preferences (Beta tab), the Contributors team welcomes your feedback and ideas, especially on user interface decisions and the priorities for adding new features. All comments are read, in any language, but personal replies are not guaranteed: the team will try and go through reports here at least once a week. Need more attention? Report directly in Phabricator. You can learn how to structure well your submission.

If you are reporting a problem directly on this page, please include your web browser, computer operating system, and wiki skin (usually Vector, sometimes Monobook). Also, while editing to reproduce a problem, please try to append &safemode=1 at the end of the URL; if the problem disappears, you are using a gadget or script that interferes with the editor.

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Hope add a fuction that I can change the font size of the code

Qmacaw (talkcontribs)

The size of the code is not so large that it's hard to read and have problem with insert. I hope I can change the font size

Whatamidoing (WMF) (talkcontribs)

@Xiplus, can you help this zhwiki editor?

Xiplus (talkcontribs)

Others answered here .

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Demasiado lento

Summary by Whatamidoing (WMF)
Ivanics (talkcontribs)

Pone demasiados pasos intermedios para la realización de tareas comunes, con lentos diálogos emergentes para hacer cosas como insertar imágenes y plantillas, además de que botones que antes estaban a la mano ahora quedan ocultos, como el de insertar imágenes. Tampoco es claro: no resulta intuitivo que la previsualización es obligatoria, lo que hace que uno se quede buscando el botón. La ventaja del editor de código es su agilidad y este diseño implica todo lo contrario.

Whatamidoing (WMF) (talkcontribs)

Es la previsualización obligatoria? No lo uso normalmente.

Ivanics (talkcontribs)

Tienes razón: la primera vez que lo usé, la previsualización se activó obligatoriamente. Ahora me aparece como opcional en el cuadro de diálogo que aparece. Pero sigo creyendo que debería haber un botón para previsualizar y otro para guardar directamente en esta interfaz.

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Baratiiman (talkcontribs)

is not optimal speed in chrome android & windows 10 old low end devices

Baratiiman (talkcontribs)

farsi or english

Baratiiman (talkcontribs)

specific with microsoft editor enabled

Whatamidoing (WMF) (talkcontribs)
Reply to "android and windows"

Cannot cut or paste large sections of text

Summary by Whatamidoing (WMF)
TimWu007 (talkcontribs)
  • Web browser: Both Safari and Chrome;
  • Operating system: macOS 10.15.6;
  • Wiki skin: Vector.

When I tried to cut or paste large sections of text, text residue and dislocations appear in the editing interface, and the editor cannot detect the changes I've made.

File:A bug with 2017 wikitext editor 202010.png is the screenshot when I tried to cut down all the text in the article, and the "publish" button in the upper right corner is unable to click.

This bug doesn't happen when I tried to cut or paste just a few words, but it is very annoying.

Whatamidoing (WMF) (talkcontribs)

Thanks for filing this in Phabricator.

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Problems with 2017 wikitext editor compatibility in mobile devices when I change to desktop mode from the mobile view

Summary by Whatamidoing (WMF)

Duplicate of Topic:Vv9tk39ggukxviql

Rodney Araujo (talkcontribs)

Hello, in mobile devices, when I change to desktop mode in a browser, at the time of editing with the 2017 wikitext editor, it shows a notice that says: You are using a browser that is unofficially compatible with this editor. Could you solve this problem? Thanks.

Web browser: Google Chrome Operating system: Android Wiki skin: Vector

Discarding "recovered" changes

Pere Orga (talkcontribs)
Agent d'usuari: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/83.0.4103.106 Safari/537.36

I want to discard changes that I had locally in the editor and were never published. I expected to do it closing the browser window, but these were "recovered" after reloading the page. There is a message saying that the changes were recovered, but I don't see an option in the user interface to discard them.

I even tried to log-out. The changes are always there. Seems a very obvious UX issue to me.

Pere Orga (talkcontribs)
Whatamidoing (WMF) (talkcontribs)

I believe that if you click the "Read" tab at the top of the page, it will discard your changes. I know it can be difficult to find a method that works for this.

Pere Orga (talkcontribs)

Maybe the message that tells that the changes were recovered could include a link (to the "Read" tab?) to discard the changes

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ԱշոտՏՆՂ (talkcontribs)

I like this editor very much. But there is something that prevents me from switching to it. The font size is too small for me. For the usual editor I can increase it with something like this #wpTextbox1 { font-size: 15px; } (in my common.css). It doesn't work for 2017 Wikitext Editor. I tried with .ve-ce-branchNode selector but something overwrites that code. Is there any way to increase the font size?

Whatamidoing (WMF) (talkcontribs)

When I open pages at hy.wikipedia.org in multiple editors, the fonts are all the same size. Is it different for you?

ԱշոտՏՆՂ (talkcontribs)

It is the same but the default size is too small for me. I know how to increase the font size of "regular" editor (like this) but this does not work for 2017 Wikitext Editor.

Whatamidoing (WMF) (talkcontribs)

It must have a different CSS class name or something. I know very little about CSS, but I wonder whether it might use the same font as when you're reading. This is just a guess, but maybe if you search for mw-body-content in MediaWiki:Vector.css, then you will be able to find what you need.

Reply to "Increasing the font size"
Dr. Otztafan Kolibril (talkcontribs)

Hi, I like this editor so much. Usually I edit in the VisualEditor, but this is better. I can edit the source and have the edittools like the visualeditor.

Whatamidoing (WMF) (talkcontribs)

I'm glad that you like it. I use it a lot myself.

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Klima (talkcontribs)

Hi, I tried this new feature, and now I want to turn it off. I unchecked the box in my account settings, saved, but it still works. What can I do? ~~~~

George Ho (talkcontribs)

If you (re-)uncheck the box, yet the 2017WE is still active, you can try pressing the "Purge" button (if the gadget enabled), click the real-time clock on the upper-right corner (if the gadget enabled), or type either ?action=purge or &action=purge at the end of the URL address.

I bet the refreshing issue must have interfered with the changes.

Technob105 (talkcontribs)
Reply to "Vraiment pas pratique"