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Previous discussion was archived at Talk:VisualEditor/Archive 1 on 2015-09-01.

Sławobóg (talkcontribs)

Could you add two apostrophes to often used special character list: ‘ (U+2018) and ’ (U+2019)? It would be nice if, when clicked, the selected text would be inside these apostrophes. These apostrophes are often used in dictionaries (in many languages) to expain the meaning of a word / phrase.

Whatamidoing (WMF) (talkcontribs)
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Summary by Pandakekok9

Standalone demo link changed to working one

Pandakekok9 (talkcontribs)
Jdforrester (WMF) (talkcontribs)

How to show both edit tabs for all users?

3 (talkcontribs)

I want my MediaWiki to appear like this:

Instead of this:

Reason: Since the MediaWiki 1.35 update, which defaults to VisualEditor, I have observed in Special:RecentChanges that many edits are tagged with Visual Editor: Switched, meaning they opened VE and switched to source editing afterwards.

What do I need to change in LocalSettings.php for both tabs to appear? (talkcontribs)
Whatamidoing (WMF) (talkcontribs)

I think that it depends upon whether you have the VisualEditor/Single edit tab system. Some WMF wikis do, and some don't, and I have no idea what's the default for third-party MediaWiki installations.

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Bug in media settings: Image size toggles back to default on invalid value without letting me finish type the number.

Summary by Whatamidoing (WMF) (talkcontribs)

Steps to reproduce:

  • Insert image in source editor
  • Switch to VisualEditor. Image should be visible.
  • Click on the image
  • A tooltip appears. Click its Edit button.
  • There are two tabs on the top: General and Advanced. Click on Advanced.
  • Scroll down to Image size.
  • There are two options: Default and Custom. Click the latter.
  • Double-click the first number to highlight it
  • Try entering a new number

Upon the last step, it switched back to Default again, apparently because the one-digit width pixel number is initially too low. But I intended to type in a three-digit width.

Not sure if I am the only one to experience this, but I posted it here just in case, so it can be looked into.

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Problems with VisualEditor compatibility in mobile devices when I change to desktop mode from the mobile view

Rodney Araujo (talkcontribs)

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

Whatamidoing (WMF) (talkcontribs)

The desktop software is not designed to work on a mobile device. It may behave strangely or crash unexpectedly. It is appropriate to warn editors about this risk.

Rodney Araujo (talkcontribs)

I want desktop software to be designed for mobile devices too, especially tablets, because tablets are close to being computers.

Reply to "Problems with VisualEditor compatibility in mobile devices when I change to desktop mode from the mobile view" (talkcontribs)

Hello. When I made the edit on Help:Export, VisualEditor happened to remove much text that I did not actually remove while editing.

I did not realize it after saving. (talkcontribs)

Apparently, the same happened to the editor on that page prior to me, removing a similar amount of bytes from the page.

I suggest making the source editor default again to prevent such glitches that appear like vandalism. (talkcontribs)

Apparently, the same bug also happened to editors on Extension:MobileFrontend.

The edit summaries suggest good-faith edits, but much text has been removed in edits tagged as visual edit.

Shirayuki (talkcontribs)

Use the source editor instead. (talkcontribs)

Yes, I will. Thanks.

But expectedly, people tend to use the default, which on this site is the Visual Editor that apparently is unstable and causes good-faith users to unintentionally vandalize pages.

I suggest the developers to look into it.

Whatamidoing (WMF) (talkcontribs)

I assume that this is due to VisualEditor's lack of support for Extension:Translate.

Shirayuki, do you think that page needs an Edit notice or other warning about it?

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Some pages really cannot be edit in VisualEditor?

AlexeySlw (talkcontribs)

I use MediaWiki 1.31 and Parsoid 0.9.0.

I restored Russian Wikipedia from dump and have an error opening some pages in VisualEditor. For example, Россия/Russia, США/USA, Япония/Japan and other countries.

It may be my mistake, but these are the same pages that "protected" on Wikipedia (of course, I didn't check all the pages on Wikipedia, just those I interested in).

So, the question is: did I do something wrong or some pages really cannot be edit in VisualEditor?

Whatamidoing (WMF) (talkcontribs)

I can open w:ru:Россия in the visual editor. It's a large page (534,630 bytes, at the moment). Do you have problems with large pages?

Reply to "Some pages really cannot be edit in VisualEditor?" (talkcontribs)

should be "run without MediaWiki" instead of "run without without MediaWiki"

Majavah (talkcontribs)

fixed, thanks!

BoldLuis (talkcontribs)

In VisualEditor would exist the option: Insert > New Section, if you go to the end of the section, bellow which you want to put the new one. --

Another way is using a floating element and put it in the place where the new section is going to be. Or simply, click in a button "New section" and click in the place of the text where the new section is going to be (then would appear a floating bar with the text. "Is it in the correct place?. [Yes] / [No]" (in any case, writting a text in the place would disappear this floating bar / message).

BoldLuis (talk) 13:48, 1 May 2020 (UTC)

Whatamidoing (WMF) (talkcontribs)

Do you know how to change a line into a section heading? It's the dropdown menu towards the start of the toolbar, where it usually says "Paragraph" (for plain text).

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I should be able to name references

Summary by Whatamidoing (WMF)
Psiĥedelisto (talkcontribs)

I love the VE, I use it all the time. I've written extremely complicated, long articles with it, including en:2channel, en:Bureau of Immigration Bicutan Detention Center, en:West Coast Customs, and so on. I hate switching to source editing. This might seem bizarre given I work as a computer programmer, but it is what it is. I would like to be able to give my references more descriptive names than :1, :0, et cetera, as sometimes I unfortunately need to switch to source editing and stick a ref in a template or something. Is this planned?

Whatamidoing (WMF) (talkcontribs)
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