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how do we set the new vector as default?

Summary by Jdforrester (WMF)

$wgVectorDefaultSkinVersion = '2'; (talkcontribs)

I really like the newest version of Vector. I can use it when I'm logged in, but I'd like to have a wiki I maintain use that version for anyone looking at the wiki. Does anyone know how to do that? (talkcontribs)

never mind. found it.

$wgVectorDefaultSkinVersion = '2';

2001:569:BD7D:6E00:1DA6:FE62:872D:1A7F (talkcontribs)

MonoBook was made responsive years ago, which is great for users who want to pretend that nothing has changed since 2006-7, but when will Vector be made responsive? Vector is based on the same base code as MonoBook, so it should be easy to port the relevant code from MonoBook into Vector. (If you can’t tell, I LOATHE MinervaNeue.)

Nicole Sharp (talkcontribs)


$wgVectorResponsive = true;

to LocalSettings.php. Nicole Sharp (talk) 20:43, 14 March 2021 (UTC)

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Alejitao123 (talkcontribs)

Hello. And happy new year! I think that MediaWiki’s vector needs to be modernized, because it’s important to Mediawiki project have a modern version.

Pppery (talkcontribs)
Alejitao123 (talkcontribs)

I say, a new look.

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New menu on French and Farsi Wikipedia

3 (talkcontribs)

I have noticed that the French and Farsi Wikipedia have new side menus (the left column navigation menus) that can be shown/hidden.

Majavah (talkcontribs)

Yes, it's a part of the desktop improvements projects. The wikis you mentioned (plus some more) have the improvements deployed early. Logged-in users can opt-in/out on all wikis from the "Appearance" tab in Special:Preferences.

Kortanis (talkcontribs)

Does it possible to return to the last appereance? The waste of space make me sick. I hate needing to scroll and not seeing all the informations im looking for

Edit- ...I finded the checkbox for legacy apperance

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I explained a better option for mobile phones

Infinitepeace (talkcontribs)

I added the following:

Poor smartphone and tablet web design

See also Manual:Mobiles, tablets and responsive design

Vector will work on many mobile devices (ie. smartphones and tablets), but it is not optimized for mobile devices. The Skin:Timeless skin is already bundled with MediaWiki 1.31 and is considered a good alternative according to Manual:Mobiles, tablets and responsive designVector currently has a poor responsive web design, including:

1. the #right-navigation buttons might overlap the #left-navigation buttons due to width shortage, with no fallback icons like on skin: Monobook, skin: MinervaNeue and skin: Timeless viewed on narrow displays.
2. the left side bar navigation links inside #mw-panel, as well as the top links inside #p-personal, move to the bottom of the page on narrow displays, beneath the content area, requiring the user to scroll to the bottom before being able to access it.
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Infinitepeace (talkcontribs)

I added the following:

Setting the default skin to Vector

A default skin should be set for new users of a wiki by setting the variable $wgDefaultSkin in LocalSettings.php to the lowercase skin name specified in the skin file:

$wgDefaultSkin = 'vector';
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How to remove the gradient from the top of the Vector skin?

Cabalamat2 (talkcontribs)

I am editing MediaWiki:Vector.css to alter the look of the vector skin. What CSS do I need to enter to remove the gradients from the top of each page?

Pangaearocks (talkcontribs)

This is the only mention I have seen of this issue anywhere, so I hope somebody are able to fix it for us. I'm working on a wiki redesign and there is a gradient effect on the wiki's logo in the top left corner (and maybe the whole top for all I know). I've looked high and low both in various .css files and using Firefox's code inspector, but I can't find anything. Doing my head in. Can anybody help out? How do I remove it? Here is a screenshot that shows it: Imgur screenshot ~~~~

Davecotter (talkcontribs)

@Cabalamat2 how did you get permissions to edit that file? I find i'm unable to edit Vector.css, no permission!

2001:16B8:1093:5E00:5E9:9350:5AE8:18C5 (talkcontribs)

@Davecotter: You either are in an admin user group so that you can edit interface messages for all users. Without such special rights you will still be able to adjust CSS styles for your own user account by editing a Vector.css page in your user space. See Help:User style!

2001:16B8:1093:5E00:5E9:9350:5AE8:18C5 (talkcontribs)
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Why pdf thumbnails causes problem with any section after it?

Farvardyn (talkcontribs)

When I use Mediawiki's `CommentStreams` extension with code below:

   == Guide ==
راهنمای فارسی - سایت: بازی نوین، مترجم: نیما مسقدی
   == Comments ==

Why does it look bad as here: [![enter image description here][1]][1] But if I move Guide section below Comments it works fine? How to fix it? It seems it causes problem with any extension after it? Screenshot is here:

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Collapsible p-personal possible?

2001:16B8:6006:4300:5978:3FA8:1621:D3E7 (talkcontribs)

I'm using the Vector skin on my wiki - I would use the Timeless skin (I like it more), but it doesn't have the collapsible sidebar which I also want to have. I think I can edit most of the layout with CSS to make it look like I want it to be.

But there's one thing I really can't stand on Vector and I don't know how to edit that: The p-personal in the top right corner of the page. I would love it if it's possible to have it look like on Timeless (where it's called user-tools, I think). Is there some way to make the p-personal collapsible? So that everything in the top right corner is in a dropdown menu. If so, how do I accomplish it?

Thank for the help in advance! :)

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"Enlarge" image just links to the file page, rather than enlarging the image

Blinkingline (talkcontribs)
Blinkingline (talkcontribs)

Weirdly, I had a misconfigured Media Viewer. Fixed that and this works fine now.

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